Mimesis Law
16 December 2017

August2016

  • Is Ten Years Too Long For An Abusive Cop To Be Fired?

    by - Aug 23, 2016
    (Comments: 13)
    August 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) – Two Chicago police officers, after ten years of investigation and appeal, have finally lost their jobs. In 2006, a guy walked into a Taco Burrito King in Chicago complaining about...
  • Brady Is About More Than Prosecutorial Misconduct

    by - Aug 23, 2016
    (Comments: 8)
    August 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) — As you may have noticed, there are not a lot of prosecutors around here. To the credit of the Fault Lines, someone like me, who is from the other side, is...
  • Roxane Gay Killed My Puppy

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    (Comments: 11)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — No, she didn’t. I’ve never even owned a puppy. Had I written the title of this post in earnest instead of satirically, Roxane Gay could have sued for me libel and...
  • Fault Lines Debate: A Fixed Bail Scheme Is Unconstitutional

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    (Comments: 5)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) –  Ed. Note: The 9th Circuit is considering whether fixed bail schedules are constitutional. We charged Fault Lines contributors ndrew Fleischman and Chris Seatonto debate the issue: Are fixed bail/bond schedules based on the...
  • Fault Lines Debate: Fixed Bail, The Best We Can Do

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    (Comments: 7)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) –  Ed. Note: The 9th Circuit is considering whether fixed bail schedules are constitutional. We charged Fault Lines contributors Chris Seaton and Andrew Fleischman to debate the issue: Are fixed bail/bond schedules based on...
  • 9th Circuit Nixes 10 Federal Prosecutions For Medical Marijuana

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot use federal monies to prosecute people who have complied with state law when it...
  • Chicago’s Predictive Policing Fail

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Algorithms prove no better than premonitions as Chicago’s crime prevention initiative comes under fire. Since 2013, the Chicago Police Department has utilized a sort of pre-crime approach reminiscent of Steven...
  • San Francisco Cops Want Better Press

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The San Francisco Police department has a problem. It seems they have somehow developed a poor image with the general public. At a recent police commission meeting, members brainstormed the...
  • Leave Ryan Lochte Alone

    by - Aug 19, 2016
    (Comments: 15)
    August 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The public castigation of U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte must come to an end.  There is simply no place in our modern society to ask questions regarding the veracity of...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Aug 19, 2016
    (Comments: 5)
    August 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — It’s that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and time once again for the Fault Lines Friday Fail.  From debates over Tasing children to head-stomping cops, our...

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