Mimesis Law
7 December 2019

Fault Lines Friday Fail

November 4, 2016 (Fault Lines) — It’s the first week of November, and yet our coverage at Fault Lines gets hotter as the seasons get colder. From a heated debate over new coverage of “those damned emails” to a discussion of why jury trials are important for people like Ammon Bundy, the Fault Lines contributors tirelessly slaved to bring you the best legal analysis on the web. Now, it’s that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and time for another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. 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 most monumental failure of the criminal justice system, as brought to you each week by Fault Lines contributors. Last week’s “winner” was Christopher Youngkin, a Texas “blood analyst” whose work led him to take the Fifth during a DWI trial. Check out this week’s top 5 fails and pick your favorite.

  1. Florida Sheriffs stage a press conference promoting a pot candy Halloween scare.
  2. Body cam footage shows $100 bills falling into Officer Archuleta’s “war bag.”
  3. Retail giant Amazon patented drones for police use.
  4. Bakersfield cops pull a Walter White and compromise over a hundred cases.
  5. The government’s promise to end private prison use is much ado about nothing.

Remember the Fault Lines Friday Fail’s First Rule as you peruse this week’s selections: you can’t vote unless you’ve 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 give our contributors a warm fuzzy feeling if you left a comment telling us why your selection was the biggest failure of them all. Don’t you like warm fuzzy feelings? Don’t you want to give them out to others? Here’s your chance!

What was this week's worst fail?

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Before you go, we seriously want to know: did we miss a failure deserving of inclusion in this week’s Friday Fail? If so, let us know in the comments. It’s cool. And as always, if you see a criminal justice failure big enough to include in next week’s 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. But not too much fun. Well, okay, have as much fun as you want.

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