The jury convicted Tom Robinson because he was colored and back then white people believed they had to stick together against the colored people. This shows that based on the evidence Tom Robinson was only convicted because of his skin color. Based on all the information provided at the trial of Tom Robinson the jury should have found him not guilty. But in the south, white people were racist towards people of color. As a result of this Tom Robinson was found guilty with no evidence to prove that he was.
Simpson’s goes on for months. Look what money gets you.” Assigned to the case, is young defense attorney Diana Holt. She was the only hope Elmore had left, everyone has since given up. Holt had a hard past of her, own including sexual abuse. She ultimately became the driving force that pushed the defense on appeal.
She states that the public’s craving for reality television continued to consume them to the point where “of the 10 biggest soaps of 1994-95, 6 have since bit the dust” (Anolik). Therefore, the O.J. Simpson case began the transition from scripted drama, such as soap opera, to reality television. To clarify its effect on the audience, she included their comments stating that, “…it [OJ Simpson case] wasn’t a car chase; it was a test run, a pilot episode, the taste that got us hooked, hyped turned on, junked out, fiending for more, more, more” (Anolik). This brought both the logical and emotional arguments together to finally persuade the reader that logistics such a case defiantly changed the idea of popular culture.
When Tom Robinson went to court for his rape case, he had lost the case before the jury even had time to come up with the verdict. I can prove this by saying"Scout realizes that although it may appear that Tom is given a fair trial, “in the secret court of men’s hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth.” Scout understands that, despite evidence of the contrary, the white jury will believe a white person instead of a black person"(Champion). Even though Tom was innocent just because he wasn 't white he was set to die the moment he stepped into the courtroom. If people saw past his skin color and actually looked at the evidence.
Johnnie Cochran's closing argument during the O.J Simpson uses all three rhetorical appeals to try and convince the jury of O.J Simpson's innocence. To begin with, he uses Ethos by bring up a quote by Frederick Douglas that discusses the equality of all men and implying that if they vote O.J Simpson guilty it would be unethical because of his race. Next he appeals to pathos by using the statement "We haven't reached this goal yet, but certainly in this great county of ours, we're trying" to give a sense of both disappointment and pride first by showing that we haven't overcome discrimination yet but then that we still live in a great place that is striving. Finally, he appeals to logos in the first and last statements stating the fact that
It depicted his own fate when people judged him on his skin color. He was beyond innocent in the case but, convicted anyway, the jury didn’t care about the lack of evidence they were determined to send him to jail. Due to the time period people often discriminated against black not just judged them. If Tom Robinson was white there wouldn’t have been a case in the first place. Tom had a re-trailing coming up but he knew there was no way that a jury would say he was innocent, so Tom made his decision and tried to escape from jail and ended up getting shot.
The jurors also argued that if the boy went back to go get the knife, he must be really motivated to hide the evidences of the crime even though there is a big chance of him getting caught. Many jurors have racial bias and a lot of stereotypes about kids that grew up in the slums and also who belong to certain racial groups/ethnicity. This stereotypes and racial slurs led to biased interpretations of the evidence. The jurors also led to conformation bias. For example, a lot of jurors expected that the boy was guilty.
This essay will be about two injustices the Scottsboro trial and Tom Robinson’s trial. A few similarities are that they were treated unfairly and they were all accused of a repulsive crime, raping a white woman. In the Scottsboro trial though, two women were supposedly raped. Both trials happened in the same time period, while also noting that the women in both trials came from poor backgrounds. Atticus gave his all to his case while the nine young men’s lawyer also tried his best.
He accused Mister Robinson of raping his daughter because he saw him doing something with his daughter, but he did not hear Tom’s side of the story he only wanted to think in his own way. He used his preconceptions about black people to judge the black man, even if the man was innocent. I would never accuse an innocent man if I knew he was innocent, but if I knew he was guilty I would take him to court in the hopes of him being locked up for the rest of his