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18th Sep '16 2:36:41 PM kazokuhouou
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* This is the Executioner's end goal in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'': get a randomly selected town member falsely accused of being evil and getting him lynched. If the town member dies before he can be lynched the Executioner turns into the DeathSeeker Jester.
12th Sep '16 8:47:20 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheFamily'': Hank was wrongly convicted of murdering Adam because he was a registered sex offender who lived near him, and Willa planted one of Adam's ships in a bottle in his house.
26th Aug '16 2:22:34 AM 0nyx
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* In 1944 George Stinney, a 14-year-old South Carolinian black boy, was falsely convicted of murdering a pair of white girls. He had actually been coerced into confessing when the police officers offered him ice cream if he confessed to the crime. New evidence has surfaced and a lawyer has been trying to get his conviction overturned posthumously (he was executed only about 86 days or so after the girls' bodies were discovered), but it's an uphill battle.

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* In 1944 George Stinney, a 14-year-old South Carolinian black boy, was falsely convicted of murdering a pair of white girls.girls and was executed only about 86 days or so after the girls' bodies were discovered. He had actually been coerced into confessing when the police officers offered him ice cream if he confessed to the crime. New Eventually, new evidence has surfaced and a lawyer has been trying to get his court Judge Carmen Mullen finally vacated Stinney's conviction overturned posthumously (he was executed only about 86 days or so after the girls' bodies were discovered), but it's an uphill battle.in 2014.
16th Jul '16 6:49:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Subverted for laughs in ''Film/TheWrongGuy''. The main character stumbles upon the recently murdered body of his boss/father-in-law and, owing to an incredibly convoluted series of events coupled with his own stupidity, ends up apparently incriminating himself. Terrified that he's about to be subject to this trope, he goes on the run... except that the police already know who the real murderer is, have ample amounts of evidence against him, and subsequently [[ShaggyDogStory aren't interested in the main character in the slightest]].
3rd Jul '16 2:27:39 PM gewunomox
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* BobDylan's ProtestSong ''Hurricane'', about Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter.

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* BobDylan's Music/BobDylan's ProtestSong ''Hurricane'', about Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter.
26th Jun '16 2:28:15 PM catmuto
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* ''Literature/TheConfession'' has this be a conga-line of reasons for Donté Drumm getting convicted of Nicole's murder. He gets arrested based on an anonymous call that places him at her last seen location - a call placed by the girl's jealous boyfriend; gets bullied and confessing to the crime after being held for questioning for over 15 hours; his trial has him be sentenced to death based on no factual evidence beyond a video of the (forced) confession, by a judge who was sleeping with the trial's prosecutor. [[spoiler:He eventually gets executed, despite clear evidence being presented ''on TV'' that Travis Boyette is the real murderer.]]

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* ''Literature/TheConfession'' has this be a conga-line of reasons for Donté Drumm getting convicted of Nicole's murder. He gets arrested based on an anonymous call that places him at her last seen location - a call placed by the girl's jealous boyfriend; gets bullied and into confessing to the crime after being held for questioning for over 15 hours; his trial has him be sentenced to death based on no factual evidence beyond a video of the (forced) confession, by a judge who was sleeping with the trial's prosecutor. [[spoiler:He eventually gets executed, despite clear evidence being presented ''on TV'' that Travis Boyette is the real murderer.]]
26th Jun '16 2:27:07 PM catmuto
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* ''Literature/TheConfession'' has this be a conga-line of reasons for Donté Drumm getting convicted of Nicole's murder. He gets arrested based on an anonymous call that places him at her last seen location - a call placed by the girl's jealous boyfriend; gets bullied and confessing to the crime after being held for questioning for over 15 hours; his trial has him be sentenced to death based on no factual evidence beyond a video of the (forced) confession, by a judge who was sleeping with the trial's prosecutor. [[spoiler:He eventually gets executed, despite clear evidence being presented ''on TV'' that Travis Boyette is the real murderer.]]
24th Jun '16 5:31:53 PM nombretomado
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* Happens a number of times in ''TinyToonAdventures''. One incident that really sticks out is in the TT version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where the role of Goldilocks is played by animal abuser Elmyra. After breaking into the three bears' house, trashing everything, messing with their stuff, followed by causing great pain and abuse to the bears, upon being summoned by the bears' alarm, instead of arresting Elmyra, the police mistaken the bears for wild creatures, capture them, and haul them to the zoo!

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* Happens a number of times in ''TinyToonAdventures''.''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. One incident that really sticks out is in the TT version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where the role of Goldilocks is played by animal abuser Elmyra. After breaking into the three bears' house, trashing everything, messing with their stuff, followed by causing great pain and abuse to the bears, upon being summoned by the bears' alarm, instead of arresting Elmyra, the police mistaken the bears for wild creatures, capture them, and haul them to the zoo!
13th Jun '16 2:08:41 PM Discar
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-> ''[[TheStinger A dismal dawn was breaking when they took her man away,]]''
-> ''not knowing what was his crime...''
-> '' Just what was he guilty of, not one of them could say.''
-> ''[[EarWorm But they'd think of something in time!]]''

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-> ''[[TheStinger A dismal dawn was breaking when they took her man away,]]''
-> ''not knowing what was his crime...''
-> '' Just what was he guilty of, not one of them could say.''
-> ''[[EarWorm But they'd think of something in time!]]''
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28th May '16 10:12:13 PM TSBasilisk
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* Canary's trial in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has shades of this. Despite being normal aside from her CompellingVoice, she's fitted with a restraint system used for superpowered Brutes which no doubt hurts her impression to the jury. Speaking of the voice she's literally gagged and denied the right to speak in her own defense. When convicted the judge uses her to set a precedent by immediately sentencing her to [[TheAlcatraz the Birdcage]] despite having no prior convictions.
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