Fault Lines
20 September 2017
  • Traffic Judge Tyler Culver Catches A Case of His Own

    by - Oct 23, 2016
    (Comments: 5)
    October 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Many of us have been hit with a traffic citation at some point. Perhaps you had the money and simply mailed-in a check and the matter was resolved.  Some people...
  • Virginia Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves Links KKK To Cops

    by - Oct 19, 2016
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    October 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — According to the Washington Post, Norfolk Virginia Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves told a crowd of 200 or so attendees at an NAACP luncheon early this month that “Yesterday’s Ku Klux...
  • Feds Announce Data Collection Baby Steps

    by - Oct 17, 2016
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    October 17, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Last week the Department of Justice announced plans to partner with law enforcement agencies in an effort to collect data on every use of force by law enforcement nationwide. Here...
  • Masturbating Cops, Because Even Heroes Get Sleepy

    by - Oct 12, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    October 12, 2016 (Fault Lines) — There are plenty of police officers who do heroic things. They pull people from overturned cars, rush onto busy freeways to save terrified dogs, disarm knife-wielding assailants and even save...
  • Orange County, California: Champions of Injustice

    by - Oct 10, 2016
    (Comments: 1)
    October 10, 2016 (Fault Lines) — If you’ve ever read a story of corruption, state sponsored murder or some other appalling cruelty that simply gave you chills and you asked yourself: Does it get any worse than...
  • Cops As Prosecutors: Bad Idea

    by - Oct 5, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    October 5, 2016 (Fault Lines) — If you ever fought a traffic ticket in court, you are aware that your adversary will be the police officer who wrote you the ticket. The officer becomes the de-facto...
  • Dairy Crates, The Gateway Drug

    by - Oct 3, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    October 3, 2016 (fault Lines) — If you happen to be heading over to Polk County Florida, be sure to check to see if you have anything on or about your person that may have someone’s...
  • Time To Send Police Union Liars Packing

    by - Sep 28, 2016
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    September 28, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Todd Walther is the resident spokesliar for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police. Last week, he got behind a whopper while being interviewed for CNN’s “Outfront” during protests over the...
  • Urban Shield: Training For A World We Don’t Want To Live In

    by - Sep 26, 2016
    (Comments: 1)
    September 26, 2016 (Fault Lines) — This month, the Alameda County, California Sheriff’s Department hosted the annual trade show and training marathon known as Urban Shield. Even though there was a virtual reporting blackout of the...
  • Police Unions Picking the Wrong Fight

    by - Sep 21, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    September 21, 2016 (Fault Lines) — There’s a scene in the Clint Eastwood film Gran Torino where Eastwood’s character rhetorically asks some thugs: You ever met someone you shouldn’t have f@cked with? (spits) That person is...
  • Creepy Cops Want Your DNA For Whatever

    by - Sep 19, 2016
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    September 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Does it seem creepy and dystopian that your kid needs parental consent to go on a school field trip or participate in sports, but that a cop could walk up...
  • A Cop Who Didn’t Kill And His Angry Union

    by - Sep 14, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    September 14, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Every year the Los Angeles Police Department holds an award ceremony to recognize individual cops who have exceeded normal expectations. They call it Above and Beyond. Officers are honored for heroic...
  • A Ticket For Trash, Worth Trash

    by - Sep 12, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    September 12, 2016 (Fault Lines) — When Harper Westover got a $75 ticket in the mail for littering in Northeast D.C. last week, her parents were naturally dumbfounded and the local news media was immediately mobilized....
  • Beware of Sinister Trash Bins

    by - Sep 7, 2016
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    September 7, 2016 (Fault Lines) — If you are wondering why your neighbor down the street got a cool new trash bin and you’re stuck with the old one that still smells like ripe guts from...
  • Could Police Reform Come From The Ballot Box?

    by - Aug 24, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    August 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Minneapolis might become a test bed for police reform if a new measure before voters this November is approved. The city council initially voted 9 to 3 against it, with...
  • San Francisco Cops Want Better Press

    by - Aug 22, 2016
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    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The San Francisco Police department has a problem. It seems they have somehow developed a poor image with the general public. At a recent police commission meeting, members brainstormed the...
  • Will The Chicago Police Union President Always Be Tone Deaf?

    by - Aug 17, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    August 17, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Everyone knows it’s a union president’s job to protect his or her people; even to show them in the best light when they can. If that union president is a...
  • The Siege of Caldwell, Idaho

    by - Aug 15, 2016
    (Comments: 5)
    August, 15 2016 (Fault Lines) — When Shaniz West came home from registering one of her daughters for first grade that August morning in 2014, she probably wasn’t expecting to see her house surrounded by the...
  • Reporting Officer-Involved Killings, Another Toothless Measure

    by - Aug 10, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    August 10, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The colonial wing of a British newspaper, the Guardian, reported last week that police will be required to report officer-involved deaths under a new system in the U.S. That is...
  • Beware The Driving While Drowsy Industrial Complex

    by - Aug 8, 2016
    (Comments: 9)
    August 8, 2016 (Fault Lines) — What started out quietly has now become louder. The voices raising awareness of what is called drowsy driving are becoming more prevalent and concerns are being put forward by increasingly...