Fault Lines
19 February 2019
  • Robert Bates: Fantasy Cop With A Real Gun (Update)

    by - Apr 13, 2015
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    Apr. 13, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Just because he was 73 years of age doesn’t mean Bob Bates was beyond playing dress up.  In his case, the fantasy was to pretend he was a cop. Lucky...
  • The Clarence Habersham Problem

    by - Apr 11, 2015
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    Apr. 11, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Skin color has never been a viable proxy when dealing with the issue of police conduct.  Even when they’re black, cops are still blue.  Yet, seeing Clarence Habersham stand over the...
  • The Return of the Podcast People

    by - Apr 6, 2015
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    Apr. 6, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — For a brief and shining moment about ten years ago, podcasts were going to be the next big thing. Then someone blinked and they were pretty much gone.  No tears...
  • Punishing Leaks: Determining Who Gets A Tummy Rub and Who Gets the Clink

    by - Mar 19, 2015
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    Mar. 18, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — To no one’s surprise, Stephen Kim didn’t get a sweet deal like Gen. David Petraeus.  Their crimes were similar, Kim giving a Fox News reporter a classified report on North Korea...
  • Good Intentions Go Up In Smoke

    by - Mar 14, 2015
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    Mar. 14, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — In doing some research, I came across a report prepared by the New York State Department of Health.  In June, 2008, the state doubled the excise tax on cigarettes, those...
  • The Pig At Ferguson’s Trough

    by - Mar 7, 2015
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    Mar. 7, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — When Radley Balko came back from Ferguson, Missouri, he wrote about the undercurrent of how petty laws and traffic infractions were being used to subjugate the majority black population by...