Contrary Reactions
“The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.”

When word spread that witches were living among the people of Salem, the community reacted with intentions to dispose of the infestation. The beginning of the accused marked havoc and injustice. The accused had little chance of hope because of the growing amount of incrimination this famous backlash caused. 
Many witches in Salem were publicly hung and embarrassed as their form of punishment. 
An example of how the beginning of a typical accusation in court could have gone.