Originally Posted by brokencycle
Why would you force a judge and jury to watch child porn? Did you close with "now that you've watched it, if you convict him, you're all guilty too"?
Well we offered to stipulate the stuff was CP, but prosecution still wanted to show a sample. There's a good case out there US v. Cunningham that they're not supposed to do that without the Judge reviewing it so to preserve the appellate issue it all had to be shown.
In fairness, during jury selection I made it very clear they'd be seeing it and gave everybody an out. "these images will haunt you until the day you die. While you are laying on your deathbed with your family around you, you will regret having seen these images."