In the story when Atticus tells the kids, “‘Mr. Cunningham’s basically a good man,’ he said, ‘he just has his blind spots along with the rest of us. what i think he is saying is they think they are doing something good but what they are actually doing is bad. So when they are trying to kill the black guy what they think they are doing is getting rid of a criminal but they are not thinking about what if he is innocent and the person that accused him is telling a lie. they are probably also thinking about helping the person who accused him to not have to deal with him.