Mimesis Law
19 November 2019

Fault Lines Friday Fail

December 9, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome once again to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. Another week of insightful legal analysis from the best minds the internet has to offer has past. Now it’s time for you, our valued readers, to have your say.

The Fault Lines Friday Fail is our reader selected “prize” to the week’s most monumental failure of the criminal justice system, as brought to you by the Fault Lines contributors. Last week’s “winner” was the Douglasville Police Department for terminating Officer Derrick Bailey and issuing a BOLO order after he tried to report misconduct in house. Check out this week’s top 5 fails and pick your favorite.

  1. A cop assaults someone turning himself in for arrest, while broadcast on Facebook Live.
  2. Three Texas Magistrates don’t understand how bond hearings work, or don’t care.
  3. Hate “fake news?” Santa Maria, California police don’t have a problem with using it.
  4. A Salem police officer raped a man in a police broom closet on Halloween.
  5. One Arizona Sheriff’s solution to police brutality: buy Russian Rubber Bullet Guns.

You have only one instruction while browsing the week’s carefully chosen selections: you can’t vote unless you’ve read the post. Go ahead, it’s cool. We’ll wait. And while it’s not a rule, our contributors would greatly appreciate if you’d leave a comment telling the world why your selection was the biggest failure of them all. It’s your chance to spread a little holiday cheer! Why wouldn’t you want to do that?

What was this week's worst fail?

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Wait! Before you go, is there something that should have made this week’s list but didn’t? If so, let us know in the comments. And as always, if you see a criminal justice failure so bad it deserves 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.

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