Mimesis Law
6 June 2020

Fault Lines Friday Fail

May 27, 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 you selected Wayne Pratt’s “reasonable” strangulation as the “winner.”  Check out this week’s top 5 fails and then pick this week’s favorite.

  1. Colorado’s “Zero Tolerance” policy sees a kindergartner suspended over a bubble gun.
  2. Timothy Foster’s Supreme Court win won’t really impact racism in the legal system.
  3. The Department of Justice wants to “investigate” Russian steroid use in sports.
  4. Chicago Officer Clauzell Gauze gets legal red carpet treatment for beating a mental patient.
  5. Georgia is suing a man for the crime of helping its citizens know the law.

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 biggest fail?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

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.

3 Comments on this post.

Leave a Reply



Comments for Fault Lines posts are closed here. You can leave comments for this post at the new site, faultlines.us

  • CLS
    28 May 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    My vote this week goes to Georgia suing a dude over making the law public knowledge. That’s just asinine.

  • Brad
    28 May 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I went with Georgia law because CLS did. slow week as these things go, but, still, thanks for the coverage of what ain’t getting covered elsewhere.

    • CLS
      28 May 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome, though I had no intention of influencing your vote.

      And thank you for reading.