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To Kill A Mocking Bird Editorial Thomas Russ 3/24/14 D Block English 10 A

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Yesterday here in Maycomb, local African American worker Thomas Robinson was tried guilty for the assault and rape of Mayella Ewell six months ago. After the verdict, Mr. Robison was sentenced to life in prison however, some attendants of the court case believed that the jury’s verdict was wrong and misguided because, the demeanor of the prosecutors, the Ewells, was questionable. Another reason is that all the evidence and testimonies were outweighed by the defendant’s evidence showing many discrepancies in the prosecutor testimonies.
And lastly, it is very clear that the jury of the case had little to no racial tolerance what so ever.

The first reason as to why the jury’s verdict on Tom ...view middle of the document...

The manner as of which both the Ewells presented themselves was very suspicious. if the manner in which the Ewells presented themselves yesterday wasn’t suspicious enough, their testimonies versus Mr. Robinsons is very in accurate in details.

The second reason many of the people believe the juries verdict was wrong was because of all the discrepancies in the Ewells testimony versus Tom Robinsons testimony. According to the Ewell family testimony, Mayella had been sitting on the porch at sundown when she saw Mr. Robinson, she invited him into the yard and asked to chop a chiffaroof for kindling in exchange for a nickel, After chopping up the chiffaroof, Miss Ewell went inside to retrieve Mr. Robinsons pay she turned around to find Tom Robinson behind her. After which, She claims that Mr. Robinson then held her down to the floor with his right arm and beat her with his as she kept screaming and kicked him to escape, it is a this point Bob Ewell has returned from the woods getting kindling, he hears screaming inside his house, he looks through the window to Tom Robinson on top of Mayella, he runs around to the front and gets caught in his fence, At this point Tom Robinson is running away from the Ewell house as Mr. Ewell untangles himself from the fence and gets sheriff Tate, Tom Robinson testimony however, is very different. According to Tom Robinson, it was sundown and he was heading home from work. Mr. Robinson passes by the Ewell house on his way home and sees Mayella on the porch, she orders him to come into the yard and chop up the chiffaroof in exchange for a nickel, Miss Ewell then asked Mr. Robinson to come into the house to grab a box on the shelf she can’t reach, and as Mr. Robinson is doing this Miss Ewell hugs him from behind and kisses him, it’s at this point Bob Ewell is looking through the window making death threats to him, Mr. Robinson Then pushes Mayella away with his functional arm and runs from the Ewell while Mr. Ewell continues to make death threats. There are many discrepancies between the Ewell testimony and the Robinson testimony, The Ewells claim Mr. Robinson beat Mayella with his left arm and raped her however, Mr. Robinson stated earlier that his left arm was crippled as a child while working a cotton gin and can only operate with his right arm, Mr. Ewell however is a left handed person which match the left arm used to beat Mayella Ewell and Mayella Ewell hadn’t have any bruising or was on the ground as described by the Ewells until after he ran away from Mr. Ewell who was doing everything except getting his daughter proper medical attention and seemed more focused on getting Mr. Robinson , so a black man who is crippled in his left arm held down a...

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