Fault Lines Friday Fail
Apr. 1, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — It’s time for a new feature, the Friday Fault Lines Fail. We’ve done all the work this week, and now you get to have your say.
The Friday Fault Lines Fail is our new weekly reader-selected “prize” to the most monumental failure of the criminal justice system as offered by Fault Lines contributors. Check out our top 5 fails and then pick your fav fail of the week.
- The case of Nedra Dodds, a thoroughly unlikable doctor, charged with felony murder because two patients died on an operating table.
- Granite Shoals, Texas police decided to joke about ebola-tainted meth on their Facebook page to catch meth users. They’re the only ones laughing.
- Iberia Parish, Louisiana police have been beating prisoners in their jail’s chapel because there’s no cameras around to record the beatings.
- Medical professionals from Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet are calling for an end to the “War on Drugs.” It’s a shame no one will listen.
- Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark is recommending Richard Rosario’s murder conviction be set aside, and it only took twenty years and the attention of Dateline to make it happen.
There is only one rule before voting: you can’t vote if you didn’t read the post. Go ahead, we’ll wait. And while it’s not a rule, what we would really appreciate are your comments telling us what made your choice the biggest failure of the week. Go ahead, tell us and other readers why your fail was worse than all the others.
Wait! Did we leave out the worst fail of the week? Let us know. It’s cool. And if you think there’s something that fails so bad it should be in the next week’s poll, let us know on Twitter at @faultXlines with the hashtag #FridayFail and we’ll check it out.
We look forward to hearing from you. And have fun.