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22 April 2019

Fault Lines Friday Fail

December 2, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Wow. It’s December. Holidays are ahead for everyone. If you’re reading this you’re probably thinking about the two-day holiday you’ve got coming up. That’s because it’s that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and time for another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. While temperatures continue to drop, our contributors continue to heat up the internet with the best weekly legal analysis. Now it’s time for you, our valued readers, to have your say.

The Fault Lines Friday Fail is our weekly reader-selected “prize” to the criminal justice system’s most monumental failure, as delivered by the Fault Lines contributors. Our last installment’s “winners” are the DC Metro Police Department for illegally searching a veteran’s home after a call to a suicide line. Check out this week’s top 5 fails and pick your favorite.

  1. A cop points out police misconduct. His reward is termination and a BOLO order.
  2. USP Lewisburg is actually torturing inmates with acts of incredible cruelty.
  3. A judge “got by” with abusing confidential info provided by a friendly detective.
  4. Meet the fool representing Dylann Roof.
  5. Fentanyl plus drug raids creates a recipe for violence.

Before you cast your vote, remember the Friday Fails First (and only) Rule: you can’t vote unless you read the post. Go ahead, it’s cool. We’ll still be here when you return. And while it’s not a rule, it would be nice if you left a comment telling the world why your pick was the biggest failure of all. It’s the giving season! Give us a comment and a vote!

What was this week's worst fail?

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Hold on, we’re not done yet! Did we leave out something worthy of inclusion in this week’s Friday Fail? If so, let us know in the comments. And as always, if you see a criminal justice failure worth including in next week’s installment, let us know on Twitter at @faultXlines with the hashtag #FridayFail so we can check it out.

We look forward to hearing from you. And have fun.

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  • David Stretton
    3 December 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I voted for Torture at USP Lewisburg. It is systematic, organized, and dehumanizing brutality, and it’s run by the government. You just can’t get much worse than that.