Atticus uses his credibility as a renowned lawyer in Maycomb County and his confidence in Tom Robinson 's to prove the jury of Tom 's innocence. He also uses the simplicity in differentiating between black and white to show the simplicity of figuring out who is lying in this case, and who is not. He then goes on to say "The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. The defendant is not guilty, but somebody in this courtroom is."
If Judge Taylor were to have had a say in whether or not Tom Robinson was guilty, Tom would have never gone to jail, and would most likely still be alive. Judge Taylor focuses on the facts, and the proof, so when Tom was declared guilty, although he knew it was going to happen from the beginning, it probably still stung a little to him. With each ‘guilty’ added to the poll, the reality of the trial sunk in, and it was hard to believe the society in with he was a part of. Like Atticus said, “this case is not a difficult one, it requires no minute sifting of complicated facts, but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendant,”(203). John Taylor was the reason Atticus had to defend a black man, Mr. Taylor not only supported Atticus, but he supported Tom Robinson as well, he knew Tom was a good guy, with the unfortunate luck to get caught up in the trial.
but you begin anyway.” (pg. 112). Atticus believes that real courage is trying again after you lost, not winning by the simple way or a gunshot. Atticus probably knew that the jury will say that Tom is guilty. Yet Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom despite the
Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed." Racism is a cruel disease that corrupts the mind and judgement of people. Although much of the town is infected there are a few brave people that came out and fought for what they believed in. Although the reader would like to think that Atticus Finch and Tom had a chance of winning, the town of Maycomb is too infected with the disease of racism. "There 's something in our world that makes men lose their heads --they couldn 't be fair if they tried.
" During the trial, Atticus proved that Tom Robinson was innocent, by questioning both Bob and Mayella Ewell. The biggest issue was that the right side of Mayella's face was bruised as if she was brutally beaten, but Tom Robinson's left arm is crippled, and if he hit her with his right arm, the bruising would be on the left side of her face. Jem gets really emotional after the trial because he knows that Tom was innocent and that he was wrongly
So he decided to run. The police told him to stop, but he kept proceeding. They shot at Tom, and killed him. After the death, new spread across town rapidly.
TKAM Socratic Seminar Part Two Christian Flynn The character that made me think the most in part two is Bob Ewell. Throughout part two, we as the audience can clearly tell that Bob Ewell is the guilty person in the court case, not Tom Robinson. Bob Ewell does have a significant part in the plot of the story, but also just made me think. I could tell full heartedly that Bob Ewell was guilty of the crime, yet in the book, characters could never see it.
Jem believes that Tom Robinson will be found innocent because Atticus has been able to provide reasonable controversy. Tom could not have beaten Mayella because he has no use of his left arm. However, justice is not served in the court trial prejudice and animosity takes the day, and Jem is crushed. When in a courtroom you are innocent until proven however Tom entered this case being considered guilty until being proven guilty because of the discrimination against is skin colour. “Someone had filled our knothole with cement […] “Hidy do, Mr. Nathan,” he said.
(Lee 161). From this quote, readers can better understand how people, even kids, were judged based on their skin colour, and how Dolphus and his family were outcasts in town. People are being adjudicated simply because of rude comments said about them, even though that person hasn’t done any harm to them. There was a case in town involving a black man, a white man, and a woman. The white people were treated with respect, but as soon as it was the Negro’s turn (Tom Robinson), he was being questioned rashly.
Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.” We see Scout’s character come of age from a naïve innocent narrator to a mature and courageous young woman who now understands why Atticus does not want her to get infected by the “Maycomb disease.” Through this first person narrative Lee hoped to discreetly portray African American characters in an expressive yet childlike, unbiased manner to leave the reader free to connect emotionally with the dilemma and decide for themself about the racial prejudices and the real historic conflicts
Tom Robinson was also innocent but because he is back no one would believe his point of view about what had really happened. At the Emmett Till trial the two men who had killed Emmett did not get in trouble. At the Tom Robinson trial Tom got in trouble for something he did.
The way it was done there was no question that Steve Avery did it, but if it was done correctly he wouldn’t have got arrested for the sexual assault in the first place. The sketch artist never drew what Penny told him. Instead he drew a picture of Steven Avery and asked her was it him. Penny had no choice but to say yes because it seemed very familiar. Another error was a sheriff being involved in the case so much that didn’t even have anything to do with him.
Not only did the attorney use no real evidence to support his case towards Jefferson but the attorney also was not confident in his case. In one part of the court scenes Jefferson’s attorney states “He is innocent from all charges against him. But let’s just say he was not. Let us for a moment say he was not. What justice would there be to take this life?”
The police and prosecutors are blind to the truth of the situation: Fontenot and Ward are innocent, and, as explained in this report, there is no evidence to prove they committed the crime, and all evidence brought forward by the prosecution is flawed or incorrect. Corpus Delicti Corpus delicti is a Latin term that means "body of the crime". The term
These wrongful convictions occur because the criminal justice system had many flaws. It was not only the system that had flaws but also the people on the board. The prosecutors "opposed testing, arguing that it would make no difference" whether or not those being convicted got DNA tested (Garrett 1). Confessions was one of the causes that often led to the downfall of those innocently convicted. In the case of Jeffrey Deskovic, the police officer was supposed to conduct the polygraph examination.