Mimesis Law
25 May 2020


May 20, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Welcome to the (almost) weekend, and another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail.  Our contributors have done all the work, and now 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 criminal justice system’s most monumental failure as offered by our Fault Lines contributors.  Last week, by a slight voter margin, you picked San Diego Officer Neal Browder as the “winner” for discharging his firearm into a crib.  Check out this week’s top 5 fails and then pick this week’s favorite.

  1. Prosecutors in the Freddie Gray trial love the Fourth Amendment when it suits them.
  2. Murfreesboro police can’t fill out court forms, conduct good arrests, or follow the law.
  3. Wayne Pratt’s strangulation is “reasonable” according to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  4. Dylan Martin and Billy Underwood are in jail till their twenties for a stupid teenage stunt.
  5. A gaffe involving Atlanta’s truancy ordinance reeks of creepy pervert behavior.

We’ve got one rule before voting: you can’t vote if you didn’t read the post.  It’s okay, we’ll wait.  And it’s not a rule, but we’d really appreciate if you’d comment telling us what made your choice the biggest failure of the week.  You get the chance to express your opinion and tell everyone why you’re right and they’re wrong!  Why wouldn’t you exercise that ability?

What was this week's worst Fail?

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Before you go, we seriously want to know:  Did we leave out the worst fail of the week?  If so, let us know.  It’s cool.  By the way, if you see something fail so bad it should be 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.

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  • David Meyer Lindenberg
    20 May 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    For once, it’s easy. “Qualified” immunity strikes again, and at least some of the Murfreesboro cops had a conscience (even if none of ’em had a working brain.)

  • CLS
    22 May 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Murfreesboro gets my vote. Chief Durr’s utter cluelessness on the law amazes me.