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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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19th May '16 1:09:58 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In an episode of ''RockosModernLife'', Rocko is convicted (by a JokerJury of insects) for injuring a fly, and sentenced to 30 days [[BalefulPolymorph as a fly]]. Later, the fly that Rocko allegedly injured is seen perfectly fine, guzzling soup at a fancy restaurant. At the same restaurant is TheJudge, who then comes to Rocko's home to turn him back into a wallaby, apologizing profusely for the MiscarriageOfJustice.

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* In an episode of ''RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko is convicted (by a JokerJury of insects) for injuring a fly, and sentenced to 30 days [[BalefulPolymorph as a fly]]. Later, the fly that Rocko allegedly injured is seen perfectly fine, guzzling soup at a fancy restaurant. At the same restaurant is TheJudge, who then comes to Rocko's home to turn him back into a wallaby, apologizing profusely for the MiscarriageOfJustice.
15th May '16 3:08:49 PM Fireblood
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** ''A Murder In the Park'' has a disturbing twist on this. Anthony Porter was released in 1999 after a team of university students claimed to have found exculpatory evidence, including the confession of the real murderer. However, the film says, not only was Porter almost certainly guilty but the man who confessed did so under coercion and manipulation from their private investigator. The man who confessed, Alstory Simon, was pressured to plead guilty by his lawyer to avoid a life sentence. His lawyer just so happened to be a ''friend'' of the same investigator who procured his confession. Simon got 37 years, though he was freed in 2014. So, if the film is correct, we have a killer wrongly set free and another man wrongly sent to prison later in his place then himself exonerated. What is most damning is that per its allegations, the investigators seeking to exonerate Porter used many of the same tactics found in miscarriages of justice by the government: getting witnesses to change their stories with bribery or threats, coercing a false confession, and ignoring evidence implicating him in a double murder. Not only that but since Porter has been pardoned and the statute of limitations has run out on the investigators' crimes, neither can be prosecuted. However, Simon is suing them and the university.

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** ''A Murder In the Park'' has a disturbing twist on this. Anthony Porter was released in 1999 after a team of university students claimed to have found exculpatory evidence, including the confession of the real murderer. However, the film says, not only was Porter almost certainly guilty but the man who confessed did so under coercion and manipulation from their private investigator. The man who confessed, Alstory Simon, was pressured to plead guilty by his lawyer to avoid a life sentence. His lawyer just so happened to be a ''friend'' friend of the same investigator who procured his confession. Simon got 37 years, though he was freed in 2014. So, if the film is correct, we have a killer wrongly set free and another man wrongly sent to prison later in his place place, then himself exonerated. What is most damning is that per its allegations, the investigators seeking to exonerate Porter used many of the same tactics found in miscarriages of justice by the government: getting witnesses to change their stories with bribery or threats, coercing a false confession, and ignoring evidence implicating him in a double murder. Not only that but since Porter has been pardoned and the statute of limitations has run out on the investigators' crimes, neither [[KarmaHoudini no one can be prosecuted.prosecuted]]. However, Simon is suing them and the university.
12th May '16 9:16:09 PM Fireblood
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** ''A Murder In the Park'' has a disturbing twist on this. Anthony Porter was released in 1999 after a team of university students claimed to have found exculpatory evidence, including the confession of the real murderer. However, the film says, not only was Porter almost certainly guilty but the man who confessed did so under coercion and manipulation from their private investigator. The man who confessed, Alstory Simon, was pressured to plead guilty by his lawyer to avoid a life sentence. His lawyer just so happened to be a ''friend'' of the same investigator who procured his confession. Simon got 37 years, though he was freed in 2014. So, if the film is correct, we have a killer wrongly set free and another man wrongly sent to prison later in his place then himself exonerated. What is most damning is that per its allegations, the investigators seeking to exonerate Porter used many of the same tactics found in miscarriages of justice by the government: getting witnesses to change their stories with bribery or threats, coercing a false confession, and ignoring evidence implicating him in a double murder. Not only that but since Porter has been pardoned and the statute of limitations has run out on the investigators' crimes, neither can be prosecuted. However, Simon is using them and the university.

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** ''A Murder In the Park'' has a disturbing twist on this. Anthony Porter was released in 1999 after a team of university students claimed to have found exculpatory evidence, including the confession of the real murderer. However, the film says, not only was Porter almost certainly guilty but the man who confessed did so under coercion and manipulation from their private investigator. The man who confessed, Alstory Simon, was pressured to plead guilty by his lawyer to avoid a life sentence. His lawyer just so happened to be a ''friend'' of the same investigator who procured his confession. Simon got 37 years, though he was freed in 2014. So, if the film is correct, we have a killer wrongly set free and another man wrongly sent to prison later in his place then himself exonerated. What is most damning is that per its allegations, the investigators seeking to exonerate Porter used many of the same tactics found in miscarriages of justice by the government: getting witnesses to change their stories with bribery or threats, coercing a false confession, and ignoring evidence implicating him in a double murder. Not only that but since Porter has been pardoned and the statute of limitations has run out on the investigators' crimes, neither can be prosecuted. However, Simon is using suing them and the university.
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