Fault Lines Friday Fail
September 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) — It’s officially fall, it’s the (almost) weekend, and that means it’s time for another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. Our contributors worked tirelessly this week to bring you the best legal analysis you’ll find anywhere on the Internet. Now it’s time for us to step back and you, our valued readers, to have your say.
The Fault Lines Friday Fail is our weekly reader selected “prize” to the week’s most monumental failure of the criminal justice system, as brought to you by our Fault Lines contributors. Last week’s “winner” is the Superior, Wisconsin Police Department for criminalizing a teen’s consensual sexual conduct with a classmate. Check out this week’s top 5 fails and pick your favorite.
- 1. A rape victim is jailed to ensure her testimony in court. And this time it’s not in Texas.
- A 7 year old child, handcuffed and perp walked to the principal’s office, for crying.
- Tennessee judge jails poor people for ankle monitoring he’s not sure is constitutional.
- You might be a sex offender in Arizona for changing a diaper, but you can trust prosecutors.
- Cops increasingly want your DNA during routine investigatory stops.
As our regular readers know by now, there’s only one rule to the Friday Fail: You can’t vote until you’ve read the post. Go ahead, we’ll wait. It’s totally cool. And while it’s not necessary, leaving a comment telling us why your selection was the biggest failure of the week puts you in the cool kids’ crowd. You want to be cool, don’t you? You know you do.
Before we go, we really want you to tell us: did we leave a failure out of this week’s installment worthy of inclusion? If so, please let us know in the comments. It’s cool. And as always, if you see a failure of the criminal justice system worthy of inclusion 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.