The simple answer:
The trademark armband that Michael Jackson wears is a symbol of the suffering of children around the world.

Most of his outfits over the past 20 years have featured an armband tied around his right around halfway between the shoulder and the elbow.

Symbolism
1) Most online dictionaries define an armband as: A band worn around the upper arm, often as identification 或者 as a symbol of mourning 或者 protest. A subset of this symbolism is often an element of memorializing innocent victims.

2) Armbands are recognized around the world as a sign of safety and help. they’re commonly worn 由 medical personnel in the field, the most well known being the Red 交叉, 十字架 armband. The Red 交叉, 十字架 notes: “The familiar arm band symbol and Red 交叉, 十字架 name tag signify someone 你 can trust, someone 你 can turn to.”

3) The 3rd most common use of the armband is to 显示 prominence, leadership, achievement 或者 honor – from Nazi and military/militia usages throughout history, to parade marshals, to the armbands worn 由 Thai boxers

Michael Jackson doesn’t wear armbands because he’s having fun with fashion. he’s wears this specific item of clothing every 日 of his trail because it carries strong psychological and cultural associations, and he's trying to subliminally convey to the jurors a message: protest of his victimization, and that he is a prominent person of honor that can be trusted.