The Sun Does Shine - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Ray Hinton
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At the police station, Hinton refuses to sign a blank piece of paper that the cops claim they'll later type his Miranda Rights on. They ask him about his whereabouts on the nights in question and he answers honestly, maintaining his innocence and providing his alibi for the night of July 25. One police officer, Lieutenant Acker, says to him: "I don't care whether you did or didn't do it. In fact, I believe you didn't do it. But it doesn't matter. If you didn't do it, one of your brothers did. And you're going to take the rap. You want to know why? [...] Number one, you're black. Number two, a white man gonna say you shot him. Number three, you're gonna have a white district attorney, Number four, you're gonna have a white judge. And number five, you're gonna have an all-white jury...

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