Fault Lines Friday Fail
July 29, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Welcome back to the most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. From prosecutors angrily justifying placing rape victims behind bars to our first reported “cop hate crime,” our contributors worked tirelessly to bring you the best legal analysis on the Internet. Now it’s time for us to step back as you, our valued readers, take center stage.
The Fault Lines Friday Fail is our weekly reader-selected “prize” to the criminal justice system’s most monumental failure as offered by our Fault Lines contributors. Last week’s “winner” was Stephen Loomis, the head of Cleveland, Ohio’s largest police union. Check out this week’s top 5 fails and then pick your favorite.
- Harris County DA Devon Anderson jailed a rape victim to ensure her testimony.
- A Pennsylvania cop made a “human mistake” by destroying evidence and lying on reports.
- Washington State arguably brings us the first “hate crime” charge with a cop “victim.
- It only took about two decades to convict a crooked Kentucky
- The Department of Justice wants all the money connected to “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
All who would vote must abide by the Cardinal Rule of the Friday Fail: Thou Shalt Not Vote Until Thou Hast Read The Post. Go ahead, it’s cool. We’ll wait. And while it’s not a rule, it’d make us smile if you’d leave a comment telling us what made your choice the biggest failure of the week. You’ve got your chance to tell the world why you’re right and everyone else is wrong! It’s the best exercise of free speech you get all week!
Before you go, we seriously want to know: did we manage to miss the worst failure of the week? If so, let us know. It’s cool. And as always, if you come across a failure so bad it should be included in the next installment of the Friday Fail, 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.