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* '''Defied''': News reporters are not given details; it is not released to the public that Bob was questioned.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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News reporters are not given details; it is not released to the public that Bob was questioned.questioned.
** After the trial, Bob's defense attorney confronts the protesters outside the court and gives them a scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. The protesters who were calling for Bob's head [[ShamingTheMob become ashamed of themselves for presuming guilt without evidence]].


* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The [[AmoralAttorney prosecuting attorney]] is found to have falsified evidence to get Bob convicted. When confronted, he states that honestly, he [[StrawNihilist stopped caring about guilt and innocence a long time ago.]] [[MotiveRant He claims that the facts don't matter: ultimately, the public thirsts to see 'justice' done, and a not guilty verdict wouldn't make a difference. If anything, it'll just make things worse. Considering Bob's been declared guilty in the court of public opinion and nothing will change their mind, he might as well give them what they want.]] Otherwise, there will just be VigilanteJustice and Bob will be just as screwed. The judge throws the book at him.

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* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The [[AmoralAttorney prosecuting attorney]] is found to have falsified evidence to get Bob convicted. When confronted, he states that honestly, he [[StrawNihilist stopped caring about guilt and innocence a long time ago.]] [[MotiveRant He claims that the facts don't matter: ultimately, the public thirsts to see 'justice' done, and a not guilty verdict wouldn't make a difference. If anything, it'll just make things worse. Considering Bob's been declared guilty in the court of public opinion and nothing will change their mind, he might as well give them what they want.]] Otherwise, there will just be VigilanteJustice and Bob will be just as screwed. The judge throws the book at him.him, and [[DownerEnding Bob is sentenced to death]]. The sequel shows Bob's son, Bob Jr., [[YouKilledMyFather hunting down and extracting violent revenge on everyone involved in his father's conviction]].


** The work is a satire of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. In the setting, society has become so sensitive that anyone accused of any crime is presumed guilty and automatically sent to prison, simply because if the accusation ''is'' true then not believing the accuser ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous might hurt their feelings]]''. Questioning any accusation or wanting due process of law is seen as VictimBlaming.

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** The work is a satire of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. In the setting, society has become so sensitive that anyone accused of any crime is presumed guilty and automatically sent to prison, simply because if the accusation ''is'' true then not believing the accuser ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous might hurt their feelings]]''. Questioning any accusation or wanting due process of law is seen as VictimBlaming.UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming.


** The case has gone to trial, and Bob is found not guilty after video evidence of someone else committing the crime is presented. Everyone still thinks Bob did it.

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** The case has gone to trial, and Bob is found not guilty after video ''and'' DNA evidence of someone else committing the crime is are presented. Everyone still thinks Bob did it.


* '''Inverted''': It is shown that Bob is beyond-a-reasonable-doubt guilty, and yet no one thinks Bob could or would actually do such a thing.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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It is shown that Bob is beyond-a-reasonable-doubt guilty, and yet no one thinks Bob could or would actually do such a thing.thing.
** ControversyProofImage
** NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity


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** Bob has a past record of serious wrongdoing; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheTysonZone Bob's being guilty of a rape-homicide would surprise no one.]]

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** Bob has a past record of serious wrongdoing; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheTysonZone [[TheTysonZone Bob's being guilty of a rape-homicide would surprise no one.]]


** Bob has a past record of serious wrongdoing; Bob's being guilty of a rape-homicide would surprise no one.

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** Bob has a past record of serious wrongdoing; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheTysonZone Bob's being guilty of a rape-homicide would surprise no one.]]



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???


** The case has gone to trial, and Bob is found not guilty, and everyone still thinks Bob did it.

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** The case has gone to trial, and Bob is found not guilty, and everyone guilty after video evidence of someone else committing the crime is presented. Everyone still thinks Bob did it.


* '''Played For Laughs''': KangarooCourt

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Laughs''':
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KangarooCourt

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** The work is a satire of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. In the setting, society has become so sensitive that anyone accused of any crime is presumed guilty and automatically sent to prison, simply because if the accusation ''is'' true then not believing the accuser ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous might hurt their feelings]]''. Questioning any accusation or wanting due process of law is seen as VictimBlaming.

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* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The [[AmoralAttorney prosecuting attorney]] is found to have falsified evidence to get Bob convicted. When confronted, he states that honestly, he [[StrawNihilist stopped caring about guilt and innocence a long time ago.]] [[MotiveRant He claims that the facts don't matter: ultimately, the public thirsts to see 'justice' done, and a not guilty verdict wouldn't make a difference. If anything, it'll just make things worse. Considering Bob's been declared guilty in the court of public opinion and nothing will change their mind, he might as well give them what they want.]] Otherwise, there will just be VigilanteJustice and Bob will be just as screwed. The judge throws the book at him.


* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is DrivenToSuicide because of this--and then it's revealed that [[AcquittedTooLate he didn't do it]], leading to a mass HeelRealization by everyone who condemned him.



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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The general public considers Bob to be a very likely suspect, but there's a couple of other people who also could have done it so opinion is divided.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Many people think Bob is guilty the moment he's announced as a suspect, but others are convinced Dave had a much better motive, and as each new revelation comes out, public opinion sways from one suspect to another By the time the trial is over, half the people rolled believe that the wrong man was convicted, despited the evidence.



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* '''Exploited''': ???The real killer starts MaliciousSlander of Bob so the public will be howling for his blood, and the police's attention will be distracted from tracking the killer.



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
"Bob, how does it feel to know that the entirety of Troperville is convinced you're a murderer?"
* '''Conversed''': ???"The Troperville residents on this show sure were quick to decide that Bob was guilty. I'm pretty sure it'll turn out he's innocent."



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* '''Basic Trope''': In a high-profile case, a suspect is presumed by the public at large to be guilty, even though guilt has not been proven yet.
* '''Played Straight''': Alice is found raped and murdered in a ditch on the side of the road. Bob is a suspect in the high-profile case, and everyone already thinks Bob is guilty as soon as the word gets out that police have made an arrest.
* '''Exaggerated''': The case hasn't even gone to trial yet; heck, Bob hasn't actually even been arrested or charged with anything, only questioned!

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* '''Basic Trope''': In a high-profile case, a suspect is presumed by the public at large to be guilty, even though guilt has not been proven yet.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': Alice is found raped and murdered in a ditch on the side of the road. Bob is a suspect in the high-profile case, and everyone already thinks Bob is guilty as soon as the word gets out that police have made an arrest.
* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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The case hasn't even gone to trial yet; heck, Bob hasn't actually even been arrested or charged with anything, only questioned!



* '''Justified''': The news coverage of the case has been biased against Bob.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
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The news coverage of the case has been biased against Bob.



** Bob has a past record of serious wrongdoing; Bob's being guilty of a rape-homicide would surprise no one.

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** Bob has a past record of serious wrongdoing; Bob's being guilty of a rape-homicide would surprise no one.



* '''Subverted''': DNA evidence shows that Bob is, indeed, guilty.

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* '''Subverted''': DNA evidence shows that Bob is, indeed, guilty.



* '''Deconstructed''': This can ruin Bob's life (as the public harasses him...or worse, tries to carry out vigilante justice), and may lead to bias in the courtroom.
* '''Reconstructed''': Coverage of the case is limited, not naming the suspect(s) until the suspect(s) is/are proven guilty.
* '''Parodied''': JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife

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* '''Deconstructed''': This can ruin Bob's life (as the public harasses him...or worse, tries to carry out vigilante justice), and may lead to bias in the courtroom.
* '''Reconstructed''': Coverage of the case is limited, not naming the suspect(s) until the suspect(s) is/are proven guilty.
* '''Parodied''': JaywalkingWillRuinYourLifeJaywalkingWillRuinYourLife.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** The public does not rush to judgment as they watch the details of the case unfold.
** Bob is not accused of any crime.
* '''Enforced''': TruthInTelevision.



* '''Averted''': The public does not rush to judgment as they watch the details of the case unfold.
** Bob is not accused of any crime.
* '''Enforced''': TruthInTelevision



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Discussed''':
* '''Conversed''':

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* '''Discussed''':
'''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''':'''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': This can ruin Bob's life (as the public harasses him...or worse, tries to carry out vigilante justice), and may lead to bias in the courtroom.
* '''Reconstructed''': Coverage of the case is limited, not naming the suspect(s) until the suspect(s) is/are proven guilty.



* '''Played For Drama''': Almost always is

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'''Played For Drama''': Almost always is???

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