Examples Of Being Wrongly Accused In To Kill A Mockingbird

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People get accused of doing something that they didn’t do all the time. Most of the time it is realized that the people didn’t do it but in other cases they are taken to court or even jail for something that they didn’t have any part of. These people are either wrongly accused because of their race, they were at the wrong place at the wrong time, or they just had a misunderstanding. A example of someone being wrongly accused because of their race is in the book to kill a mocking bird. This is an example of someone being wrongly accused because of their race because a black man named tom Robinson is taken court because he allegedly raped a white girl named Mayella Ewell. But in Atticus’s closing speech he states that “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”(Harper…show more content…
Three days later the bombing Richard discovered that he was the focus of the police attention after reading The Atlanta Journal. This eventually led to several searches of his apartment and surveillance of the FBI. He said that it was “like piranhas on a bleeding cow”(Kevin Sack, 1). The investigation lasted until October 1996. After Richard was cleared one of his lawyers, John R. Martin said, “The tragedy was that his sense of duty and diligence made him a suspect, he really prided himself on being a professional police officer, and the irony is that he became the poster child for the wrongly accused”(Kevin Sack, 2). You probably think that the reason he was a suspect was probably because he was Islamic or some Arabic but no he was a white
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