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Fault Lines Friday Fail

January 27, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome once again to that most wonderful time of the week, the time when you’re busy plotting which shows to binge watch over the weekend. The time when you start to make plans for happy hour. It’s the (almost) weekend, which means it’s time for another installment of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. All week the Fault Lines contributors worked hard to bring you the best legal analysis on the web. Now it’s time for you, our valued readers, to have your say.

The Fault Lines Friday Fail is the reader selected “prize” for the week’s most monumental failure of the criminal justice system, as brought to you by the Fault Lines contributors. Last week’s “winners” were the Rikers Island Corrections Officers who raped female visitors for “security.” Check out this week’s top 5 fails and pick your favorite.

  1. A Louisiana Police Chief is clueless about the state’s “Blue Lives Matter” law.
  2. You stay locked up in Mississippi if you don’t have an “approved address.”
  3. North Carolina wants to jail you for hurting a politician’s feelings.
  4. Sneaking beer kegs into Illinois is now a felony.
  5. A Dallas cop sues Google, Facebook and Twitter for “emotional distress.”

As you peruse the week’s carefully selected screw-ups, don’t forget the First (and only) Friday Fail Rule: you can’t vote unless you read the post. Go ahead, it’s cool. We’ll still be here when you get back. And while it’s not a rule, if you’d leave a comment as to why your selection was the biggest failure, it might make our mean-ass editor smile. Why would you waste that opportunity? Vote and comment!

What was this week's worst fail?

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Don’t leave yet! Before you go, was there a failure not in this installment you think should have been included? If so, let us know in the comments. And as always, if you come across a criminal justice system failure so bad it deserves a spot in the next 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.

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  • CLS
    27 January 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Vote this week goes to Louisiana’s dumbest cop.
    To quote the legal scholar Ron White, “You can’t fix stupid.”