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25th May '16 9:07:08 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* Implied to be part of what's going on KateBush's "Waking The Witch" where the demonic being tormenting the protagonist at one point asks "What say you good people?" and receives in response chants of "Guilty! Guilty!"

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* Implied to be part of what's going on KateBush's Music/KateBush's "Waking The the Witch" where the demonic being tormenting the protagonist at one point asks "What say you good people?" and receives in response chants of "Guilty! Guilty!"
22nd May '16 2:37:58 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/NationalSecurity'': The court which tries Hank for PoliceBrutality appears to be purposely geared towards convicting him. The "jury of his peers" is mostly made up of black jurors with only one timid white guy. However, the evidence is also pretty damning, despite the fact that the tourist video doesn't actually show that it's Earl being beat up. Also, no medical experts are being called as witnesses, who should have immediately stated that the horrible bruises are not due to blows from a nightstick but bee stings. It's pretty much stated by the higher-up cops that they need a show trial to calm down the African-American community in order to avoid a race riot. The DA is initially reluctant to pursue the case. Hank does get off fairly lightly, at least according to Earl, being jailed for only 6 months.
21st May '16 1:52:55 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheFather'': The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed him to begin with by forced confessions.

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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheFather'': The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed him them to begin with by forced confessions.
20th May '16 7:45:00 PM Az_Tech341
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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheFather'': The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with by forced confessions.

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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheFather'': The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them him to begin with by forced confessions.
20th May '16 7:12:21 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/TheStarChamber'': The titular court, naturally. Its self-appointed members decide based on the prior evidence whether a defendant who got OffOnATechnicality was guilty (they always vote yes on this) and sentence him to death, all in secret of course, with a hitman to carry it out.

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* ''Film/TheStarChamber'': The titular court, court of vigilante judges naturally. Its self-appointed members decide based on the prior evidence whether a defendant who got OffOnATechnicality was guilty (they always vote yes on this) and sentence him to death, all in secret of course, with a hitman to carry it out.
20th May '16 7:11:16 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheFather'': The judge in the Guildford Four's trial was openly biased against them, and the jury probably was too what with the climate at the time. At the sentencing the judge lamented the fact that Gerry Conlon hadn't also been charged with treason, which still carried the death sentence, and thus he couldn't be hanged. Of course, the police had framed them to begin with by forced confessions.
18th May '16 6:58:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/CityOfLight'': Ravidel Shand is tried by the senate of Palidia on charges he isn't notified of beforehand, making him unable to mount a defense. The prosecution witnesses are all criminals he arrested before, with false stories of him brutalizing and extorting them, aside from the main characters (though even they have no hard evidence of any crimes he committed). All of his entirely valid objections are overruled by the judges. Needless to say, they convict him.

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* ''Literature/CityOfLight'': Ravidel Shand is tried by the senate of Palidia on charges he isn't notified of beforehand, making him unable to mount a defense. The prosecution witnesses are all criminals he arrested before, with some false stories of him brutalizing and extorting them, aside from the main characters (though even they have no hard evidence of any crimes he committed). All of his entirely valid objections are overruled by the judges. Needless to say, they convict him.
18th May '16 3:00:04 PM kenyastarflight
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* In the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' novel ''Dragon on a Pedestal,'' a goblin chief intends to put a harpy man through one of these to justify his execution for [[StarCrossedLovers romancing his daughter]]. The trial doesn't even have a prosecution or defense to begin with, consisting only of judge and jury, and it's only when the protagonists kick up a fuss that he grudgingly allows for lawyers.
14th May '16 2:10:52 AM Trogdor
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* The ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' comic "Unhappy Returns" has some of the mercs get caught and prosecuted for their crimes. The mayor of the town literally makes himself JudgeJuryAndExecutioner, the only other staff member required for the trial is the public defender, and to cap it all off ,the Mercs, who were guilty of several counts of accidental murder and property damage, [[spoiler:were being charged for crimes they ''didn't'' commit! It was until after the trial that the Mayor listed their crimes, which were things ''he'' committed]].

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* The ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' comic "Unhappy Returns" has some of the mercs get caught and prosecuted for their crimes. The mayor of the town literally makes himself JudgeJuryAndExecutioner, the only other staff member required for the trial is the public defender, and to cap it all off ,the Mercs, who were guilty of several counts of accidental murder and property damage, [[spoiler:were being charged for crimes they ''didn't'' commit! It was wasn't until after the trial that the Mayor listed their crimes, which were things ''he'' committed]].
13th May '16 10:46:49 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''BillTheGalacticHero'', the titular character is put on trial for going AWOL (he got lost on the {{Planetville}} capital of TheEmpire after his map is stolen (losing one is a capital crime). The jury consists of 12 robots programmed to only give one verdict. Subverted in that they end up declaring him not guilty, to the shock of everyone in the room, but only because they received a signal overriding their programming. Bill is actually supposed to go on a SuicideMission.

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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''BillTheGalacticHero'', ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'', the titular character is put on trial for going AWOL (he got lost on the {{Planetville}} capital of TheEmpire after his map is stolen (losing one is a capital crime). The jury consists of 12 robots programmed to only give one verdict. Subverted in that they end up declaring him not guilty, to the shock of everyone in the room, but only because they received a signal overriding their programming. Bill is actually supposed to go on a SuicideMission.
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