Fault Lines
17 May 2017
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Mar 17, 2017
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    March 17, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome one and all to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and the latest installment of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. You’ve made it past the Ides...
  • Helen Agbapuruonwu: Victim of the Patriarchy

    by - Mar 17, 2017
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    March 17, 2017 (Fault Lines) — In case you’re not in the trenches or have your head in the sand, it’s not a good time to be a lawyer. Gone are the days of six-figure incomes...
  • Potential Misdemeanor Masturbation in Texas

    by - Mar 16, 2017
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    Every sperm is sacred Every sperm is great If a sperm is wasted God gets quite irate “Every Sperm is Sacred,” Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life” March 16, 2017 (Fault Lines) — The above lyrics...
  • Colorado’s Answer? Torture Troubled Teens

    by - Mar 14, 2017
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    March 14, 2017 (Fault Lines) — If you’re a juvenile awaiting trial or serving a sentence in Colorado, you can expect knee strikes from screws COs, hours of time spent in tactical “restraints,” and punitive stays...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Mar 10, 2017
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    March 10, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome one and all to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and the latest edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail, now hosted at our shiny new...
  • Lawyer Lawyer Pants on Fire

    by - Mar 10, 2017
    (Comments: 6)
    March 10, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Did Stephen Gutierrez attempt a theatrical stunt during closing arguments for an arson case? Was it a matter of a faulty e-cigarette burning the Miami litigator’s pocket?  That question is a...
  • Nashville Cops Hate Stick Figure Sex (and the First Amendment) (Update)

    by - Mar 9, 2017
    (Comments: 2)
    March 9, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Can you be fined for hanging Trucknutz from the back of your Ford F-150? Does the rear view decal of Calvin urinating on the number 3 merit a traffic citation?...
  • Court Clarifies: Cop Can’t Constitutionally Snatch Crack from Crotch

    by - Mar 7, 2017
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    March 7, 2017 (Fault Lines)–  Robert Evans must be smiling a little brighter inside his cell in the Garden State. After a good fondling by Jersey cops looking for drugs, he now gets a new trial...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    (Comments: 4)
    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Hello everyone, and welcome to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and the newest edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. Our contributors worked tirelessly this...
  • With Apologies to Dr. Seuss

    by - Mar 3, 2017
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    March 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Prefatory note: Although you read this on a Friday, this post was written on March 2, 2017, National Dr. Seuss Day. The following is Fault Lines’ tribute to the beloved children’s...
  • Nonviolent Drug Offenders, a False Bill of Goods

    by - Mar 2, 2017
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    March 2, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Criminal justice reform and mass incarceration are hot topics every time a new legislative body pops up in America. One of the biggest areas of concern is whether our jails...
  • Dylan Schumaker: Reasonable Lenity or White Privilege?

    by - Feb 27, 2017
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    February 28, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Fault Lines contributors have previously discussed the need for criminal defendants to develop a rapport with the trier of fact at sentencing. That doesn’t always mean flaunting that you and the judge...
  • A Murderous Blue Lives Matter Decal

    by - Feb 26, 2017
    (Comments: 7)
    February 28, 2016 (Fault Lines) — It’s pop quiz time. You’re a police chief interested in adding a cool-looking “Blue Lives Matter” logo to your department’s patrol vehicles. Which one do you choose? (a) A pro-police...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Feb 23, 2017
    (Comments: 2)
    February 24, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome one and all to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. Our contributors worked tirelessly this week to...
  • Dog Shoots Man’s Girlfriend, or Another Day in Florida

    by - Feb 23, 2017
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    February 24, 2017 (Fault Lines) — It’s often said a dog is “Man’s Best Friend.” The four-legged critters have a way of expressing their affinity for their masters that cats do not. One would think, however,...
  • Proposed Texas “Title IX” Laws Make a Bad Situation Worse

    by - Feb 23, 2017
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    February 23, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Baylor University, according to the Dallas Morning News, has an egregious sexual assault problem worthy of codifying the Department of Education’s OCR “Dear Colleague” letters as actual law. If reports...
  • Heroin Hysteria Punctures Criminal Justice Reform

    by - Feb 20, 2017
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    February 21, 2017 (Fault Lines)– It’s a tough year for smack, H, Horse, Heroin, or whatever you want to call the highly addictive opiate responsible for taking the lives of so many. There’s so much hysteria...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Feb 17, 2017
    (Comments: 4)
    February 17, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome one and all to the most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and another installment of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. The Snow Miser may have certain...
  • Florida Bedroom Denial Turns Into Domestic Nightmare

    by - Feb 17, 2017
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    February 17, 2017 (Fault Lines) — It’s been said that when couples unite in matrimony, the spark of romance has a tendency to fizzle out. What begins as bedroom eyes for some can turn into eyes...
  • No More “Live PD” Liability for Tulsa PD

    by - Feb 16, 2017
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    February 16, 2017 (Fault Lines) — There’s an old Larry the Cable Guy joke that goes something like this: My cousin came over the other night to visit. I asked if he wanted to watch “Cops.”...