Fault Lines
18 August 2017
  • Federal Blue Lives Matter Laws? Nope, Nope, Nope

    by - Feb 14, 2017
    (Comments: 12)
    February 14, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Fault Lines contributor Sam Bieler examined some of the executive orders our sitting President issued regarding criminal justice. His takeaway was the orders were much ado about nothing. Here’s his...
  • Debate: There’s No War On Free Speech; It’s A Silent Conflict

    by - Feb 13, 2017
    (Comments: 2)
    February 13, 2017 (Fault Lines) —  Ed. Note: In light of the violence at Berkeley following the scheduled presentation by Milo Yiannopoulos, we have charged Chris Seaton and Mario Machado to debate, “Is America in the middle...
  • The Tale Of Deputy Dennis

    by - Feb 10, 2017
    (Comments: 6)
    February 10, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Cops get a bad rap at Fault Lines, largely because the contributing staff is really good at rooting out instances of police misconduct and shining a bright light on how...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Feb 10, 2017
    (Comments: 5)
    February 10, 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. With Valentines’ Day rapidly approaching our contributors...
  • Fourth Circuit To Cops: Investigate Before Getting A Warrant

    by - Feb 8, 2017
    (Comments: 3)
    February 9, 2017 (Fault Lines) — If you “fit the description” of a suspected perpetrator, you’re a likely target for a stop and questioning by a police officer. Depending on how well you “fit the description,”...
  • Naked And Afraid Detainees Get Their Day In Court

    by - Feb 7, 2017
    (Comments: 0)
    February 7, 2017 (Fault Lines) — If you are incarcerated at the Cole County Detention Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, you are issued one set of clothes. Men get underwear, an undershirt, pants, outer shirt, socks,...
  • Social Media And Sex In Court Is A No No

    by - Feb 3, 2017
    (Comments: 4)
    February 3, 2017 (Fault Lines) — There’s one good piece of advice when it comes to social media. Don’t post explicit sexual activity on it. Especially if it involves you making whoopie in a courthouse. A...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Feb 3, 2017
    (Comments: 0)
    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...
  • No Discovery For Accused Campus Rapists

    by - Feb 2, 2017
    (Comments: 1)
    February 2, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Discovery, a tool used to obtain information about the opposition’s case so no surprises occur at trial, is a wonderful mechanism to help speed along and settle cases. There’s one...
  • Springfield Whistleblower Suit Is Bad News For Gregg Bigda

    by - Jan 31, 2017
    (Comments: 0)
    January 31, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Last November, Fault Lines covered Detective Gregg Bigda’s nightmarish treatment of three teenagers who allegedly stole an undercover narcotics car for a joy ride. A new lawsuit brought by a...
  • Virtuous Bridesmaid Jailed For Doing The Right Thing

    by - Jan 27, 2017
    (Comments: 1)
    January 27, 2017 (Fault Lines) — The saying “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” apparently hit poor Amanda Willis hard during the wedding of her friends, Brian and Jennifer Butler. The alleged “happy couple” would ruin...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Jan 27, 2017
    (Comments: 1)
    January 27, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome once again to that most wonderful time of the week, the time when you’re busy plotting which shows to binge watch over the weekend. The time when you start...
  • Criminal Acts Don’t Help Free Speech

    by - Jan 26, 2017
    (Comments: 2)
    January 26, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Six days ago Richard Spencer, a self-professed “white nationalist” and purported leader of the “Alt-Right,” was punched in the face during an interview about the Presidential inauguration. According to the District...
  • Dennis Hastert’s Insane Attempt At Recovering Millions

    by - Jan 24, 2017
    (Comments: 1)
    January 24, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Oral contracts, as the saying goes, aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. Oral contracts involving an exchange of money to stop allegations of sexual assault reaching the media are...
  • Tasers, Lie Detectors, And An End To Perjury

    by - Jan 20, 2017
    (Comments: 13)
    January 20, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Perjury, the crime of giving false testimony under oath, is a problem that largely goes unchecked in the criminal justice system. There’s good reason for this. While lawyers and judges...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Jan 20, 2017
    (Comments: 1)
    January 20. 2017 (Fault Lines) — Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and another edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. From debates over...
  • Visitor Rape At Rikers Island

    by - Jan 19, 2017
    (Comments: 5)
    January 19. 2017 (Fault Lines) — Fault Lines has covered stories of invasive cop rape cavity searches numerous times. The underlying thread for each involved individuals detained for suspicious reasons and how the courts continually turn...
  • Debate: Criminalize Porn For Public Health And Safety

    by - Jan 17, 2017
    (Comments: 5)
    January 17, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Ed. Note: In light of call for a pledge to rid the nation of pornography, we have charged Chris Seaton and Mario Machado to debate: Is porn a public health crisis...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Jan 13, 2017
    (Comments: 2)
    January 13, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and another installment of the Fault Lines Friday Fail. It may be Friday the Thirteenth, but you lucked...
  • Creating A Police Misconduct Registry

    by - Jan 13, 2017
    (Comments: 11)
    January 13, 2017 (Fault Lines) — A proposal recently popped up concerning the creation of a police misconduct registry. Let’s get right to the point: this is an incredible idea and must happen immediately. Don’t laugh....