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21 May 2018

Fault Lines


Monitoring the cracks in America’s criminal justice system.

  • Daniela Vargas Paid a Fair Price

    by - Mar 6, 2017
    (Comments: 16)
    March 6, 2017 (Fault Lines) – My colleague Matt Brown wrote a clever post about Daniela Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiary who was taken off the streets by ICE...
  • Markeith Loyd: No Magic Spells in the Law

    by - Mar 6, 2017
    (Comments: 4)
    March 6, 2017 (Fault Lines)—Markeith Loyd of Orlando is accused of some pretty serious stuff: Almost two months ago, Loyd was working at a fast-food restaurant and expecting a child with his girlfriend Sade Dixon, whom...
  • Mathieu Cadeau: Ignore Him and Get Shot

    by - Mar 6, 2017
    (Comments: 0)
    March 6, 2017– (Fault Lines) Anyone who has ever been to a sporting event in a coliseum or other large venue is aware of the pandemonium that ensues when thousands of people are all trying to...
  • Local Governments Bill Parents for Kids’ Jail Stays

    by - Mar 6, 2017
    (Comments: 0)
    March 6, 2017 (Fault Lines) – Counties across the country are having parents foot the bill for the costs associated with keeping Junior in lockup. Following their kids’ “stay” at a juvenile facility, parents are being...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    (Comments: 4)
    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Hello everyone, and welcome to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and the newest edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. Our contributors worked tirelessly this...
  • With Apologies to Dr. Seuss

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    (Comments: 3)
    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Prefatory note: Although you read this on a Friday, this post was written on March 2, 2017, National Dr. Seuss Day. The following is Fault Lines’ tribute to the beloved children’s...
  • First Circuit to Police: Are You Stupid or Malicious?

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    (Comments: 2)
    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines)– The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated the dismissal of a case that poses the question: can a police department that does everything in its power to get you murdered...
  • Daniela Vargas’ Punishment for Speaking Out

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    (Comments: 5)
    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Shortly after Daniela Vargas finished giving a speech about the impact of deportations on families, ICE took her into custody. Moments after an immigrant spoke out about her fears of...
  • Amazon Isn’t Fighting for You

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    (Comments: 1)
    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — If you have ever bought anything from Amazon, you know the creepy follow-up. All of a sudden, anything related to the product you looked at on the Amazon site starts...
  • Why Mandatory “Thin Blue Line” Stickers Won’t Win Hearts and Minds

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    (Comments: 11)
    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — I grew up in Chicago’s southwest suburbs. I still vividly recall Orland Park’s water tower – painted like a white golf ball perched upon a green tee. In huge block...

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