You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird
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To begin with, 😤😤😤 this case should never 🙅❌ have come to trial.📒 The state has not produced ☝️ iota of medical💊evidence 🔍 that the crime🚓🔫 Tom Robinson is charged with ever🚫 took place…👀 It has relied instead upon the testimony of 2️⃣ witnesses, whose evidence has 😡not only😡 been called into serious😠 question on ❎cross-examination❎, but has been flatly contradicted😾👉 by the defendant👨🏿. Now, there is circumstantial💩 evidence to indicate🙋 that Mayella Ewell💁 was beaten👊 - savagely👊👊🔥, by someone who led▶️ exclusively☝️ with his left✋🏿. And Tom Robinson👨🏿 now sits before⬅️ you having taken the oath✋🏿 with the only good hand✋🏿 he possesses… his👏 RIGHT👏. I have nothing❌ but pity😥😭 in my heart❤️ for the chief👮 witness💁 for the State. She is the victim😔 of cruel👎 poverty👎 and ignorance👎. But😤 my pity😥 does not🚫 extend so far as to her putting a man's life👨🏿 at stake💀💀, which she has done👉 in an effort to get rid💨 of her own💁 guilt🙍. Now I say 🙍"guilt,”🙍 gentlemen👨, because it was guilt🙍 that motivated👉 her. She's committed no crime🚓🔍 - she has merely broken😱 a rigid📜 and 🕒time-honored🕒 code📖 of our society🇺🇸, a code📖 so severe😱 that whoever💁 breaks🙅 it is hounded😠🐶 from our midst as unfit🙅 to live💀 with. She must destroy🙅 the evidence📒 of her offense👊. But what was the evidence📒 of her offense?🤔 Tom Robinson👨🏿, a human👏 being👏. She must put➡️ Tom Robinson👨🏿 away from her🙅. Tom Robinson👨🏿 was to her a daily📅 reminder📝 of what she did🙍. Now, what did she do?🤔 She tempted a Negro✋🏿. She was white✋🏻, and she tempted a Negro✋🏿. She did something that, in our society🇺🇸, is unspeakable😶. She kissed💋 a black man👨🏿. Not an old uncle👴🏿, but a strong💪🏿, young👶🏿 Negro man👨🏿. No code📜 mattered to her before⬅️ she broke👊👊 it, but it came crashing down⬇️ on her afterwards🕒. The witnesses👀 for the State, with the exception❌ of the sheriff👮 of 🌺Maycomb County🌺 have presented👐 themselves to you gentlemen👨, to this court💼 in the cynical😠 confidence😠 that their testimony💬 would not be doubted✋🏻, confident😎 that you gentlemen👨 would go🏃 along🏃 with them on the assumption🤔... the 👿evil👿 assumption👿 that all Negroes✋🏿 lie🙅, all Negroes✋🏿 are basically 👿immoral😈 beings, all Negro✋🏿 men👨🏿 are ❌not❌ to be trusted 🔄around our women💁👩💃. An assumption🤔 that one associates with minds📚 of their caliber⬇️, and which is, in 🔄itself🔄, gentlemen👨, a 👏lie👏, which I do ❌not❌ need to point👉 out to you👊. And so, a quiet😶, humble👼, respectable😇 Negro✋🏿, who has had the👏 unmitigated👏 TEMERITY👏👏👏 to feel sorry😔 for a white woman💁, has had to put his word💬 against ✌🏻 white people’s👺! The defendant👨🏿 is not❌ guilty😓 - but somebody🙇 in this courtroom💼 is. Now, gentlemen👨, in🇺🇸 this🇺🇸 country🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸, our courts💼 are the great💪 levelers🌐. In our courts💼, all men👨 are created👦 equal👶🏿👧🏼. I'm no idealist🤔💭 to believe💫 firmly👊💪 in the integrity😤 of our courts💼 and of our jury👔 system📃 - that's no❌ ideal⭐️🌟 to me. That is a living💚, working🏃 reality🌎! Now I am confident😤 that you gentlemen👨 will review📝, without🙅 passion😡, the evidence📒 that you have heard🔊👂, come to a decision👍 and restore♻️ this man👨🏿 to his family👨👩👧👦. In the name of GOD🙇🙏, do your duty💼. In the name of God🙇🙏, believe... Tom Robinson.📢📢📢📢📢📢📢📢📢📢📢
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