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Fault Lines Friday Fail

February 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome everyone to that most wonderful time of the week. If you’re reading this and you’re in America, it’s (almost) Super Bowl weekend. If you’re in another part of the world, it’s the (almost) weekend. Regardless, it’s time for another installment of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. Our contributors worked tirelessly this week 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 our reader-selected “prize” to the criminal justice system’s biggest failure of the week, as brought to you by the Fault Lines contributors. Last week’s “winner” was the State of Mississippi for continually jailing release-eligible inmates without an “approved address.” Check out this week’s top 5 fails and pick your favorite.

  1. Orwell’s Surveillance State is already watching your favorite eateries. You’re next.
  2. A Cincinnati woman was denied her meds, beaten, and raped by COs.
  3. An 11th Circuit Judge thinks throwing flashbangs at sleeping people is ok.
  4. Alaska’s approach to criminal justice reform: If it’s fixed, break it.
  5. A cop used money for an at-risk kids program to have fun nights on the town.

Remember the one (and only) rule of the Fault Lines Friday Fail as you peruse the week’s curated selections: you can’t vote unless you read the post. Go ahead, it’s cool. We’ll be here when you return. And while it’s not a rule, if you leave a comment telling us why your selection was the biggest failure of them all, it might make Judge Kopf smile. You want to make a judge smile, don’t you? Go vote!!

What was this week's Super Fail?

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Hold on! Before you go, we want to honestly know. Did we leave something out of this week’s installment that should have been included? If so, let us know in the comments. It’s cool, we can handle it. And as always, if you see a criminal justice system failure so bad it deserves inclusion 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. And Go Pats!

[Ed. Note: The Fault Lines contributing staff in no way endorses any specific team for the Super Bowl, and the author of this post has been disciplined accordingly. And since the Giants are playing, the Pats certainly have a chance of winning.]

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