To Kill a Mockingbird

How and when does Tom Robinson's disability show that he is a Mockingbird?

The prompt of my essay asks who the best example of a Mockingbird is in the novel. I chose Tom Robinson, and I chose one the three points of my argument to be his disability. I'm just having trouble finding when his disability (the arm that got caught in the cotton gin) shows his innocence and how he is like a Mockingbird. If you know of any instances please let me know! Thanks so much 

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Consider that Tom is a big hulking fellow, yet he has this glaring flaw in his physicality. Although his one arm prooves without a doubt that he could not have raped Mayella, he is still found guilty. Tom is not only a Mockingbird, he is a wounded Mockingbird.