Back in the Fault Lines days, my mean-ass editor tasked me with a weekly assignment called The Friday Fail. It was my job to comb the internet for the most spectacular failures of the criminal justice system and send the top five to the readership to vote on which was the greatest failure of them all.
Yours truly is a touch tired this week from work and life developments, so I’m dipping into the Friday Fail archives to bring the SJ readership a new guessing game. All of these but are former Friday Fail contestants. I’m not making any of this up.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pick which of these Friday Fail candidates is the most egregiously bad failure and let us know in the comments why. The winner will be determined by popularity and a secret formula my editor and I determine.
Let your voice be heard, SJ readers! Of the following Friday Fails, which is the biggest stinker of them all?
- An Omaha judge took a guilty plea from a woman too drunk to stand.
- A North Carolina SRO is on paid vacation after suplexing a teenage girl.
- A cop points out police misconduct. His reward is termination and a BOLO order.
- A veteran calls a suicide hotline and gets an illegal home search for his troubles.
- Springfield detective threatens to kill a kid during interrogation, gets two months vacation.
- Cops now sell drugs while arresting drug dealers.
- A judge “got by” with abusing confidential info provided by a friendly detective.
- Maricopa County corrections officers beat a mentally ill veteran to death.
- Celibacy is a judge’s new favorite condition for probation.
- Banks have no problem taking your meager jury duty pay in “processing fees.”
And there we have it. Ten finalists, ready for Simple Justice readers to render their verdict. Which is the greatest fail listed? Let us know in the comments.
Have a great weekend, everyone!