The 4th Principle of Visual Information Design
All abstracted information wants to ask, "to what end?"
The Gotti Trial of March 1987 ended in aquittal.
The New York Times said, "the last piece of evidence requested by the jury
for re-examination was a chart introducted by the defense that showed
the criminal backgrounds of seven prosecution witnesses. It listed 69 crimes,
including murder, drug possession and sales and kidnapping."  This chart listed
"the lengthy crimminal records of the seven prosecution witnesses who had obtained
promises of leniency and other favors from the Government in return for their
testimony against Mr.Gotti..."
FromThe New York TimesMarch 14, 1987, P.1.