Another conviction reversed because of misleading PowerPoint images

Last month, this blog highlighted here a Marshall Project report on how prosecutors are winning convictions through the egregious misuse of PowerPoint presentations.

Now, the Marshall Project reports here the reversal of yet another conviction because of prosecutors’ use of inflammatory and misleading PowerPoint images during a trial. That brings the total of such reversals to 11, the Marshall Project says. There likely will be more.

2 responses to “Another conviction reversed because of misleading PowerPoint images

  1. These PowerPoint slides have nothing whatsoever to do with facts, logic, reason, or THE EVIDENCE.
    This highlights one of my major criticisms of the jury system. It turns the courtroom into “theater,” where emotional arguments, not factual ones, rule the day.
    For the prosecutors, it’s not about justice. It’s about winning, and they want to sway the jury how ever they can.

  2. I agree, Phil. Prosecutors will do anything to win.

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