The problem with your analysis is the court isn’t involved, so criticism of the court is uncalled for. The decision of whether or not to prosecute is at the discretion of the prosecutor. Therefore all criticism should be directed at the prosecutor.
There is an important lesson to be learned in all this. Because most people do not realize the power that prosecutors have. They can destroy peoples lives if they want to. All you need to do is have a momentary lapse of judgment or even make an honest mistake that puts you in their sights then they get a bug up their ass and decide they are not going to let you go.
The problem is prosecutors cannot be penalized or sanctioned for engaging in malicious prosecution. [/quote]
Actually, the state can be sued for malicious prosecution but it’s tough to do and first requires an acquittal. Other than that, your analysis is correct. This is an example of a DA’s office gone wild. The case has a good change of getting dismissed.
Also, I like the fact how, based on one case, the OP proclaims that “the court system is messed up.” Yeah, there are going to be bad lawyers and judges just like there are bad doctors, accountants, architects, you name it. The frivolous cases make the news. The case with merit don’t make the news - that’s just too boring. Overall, the system works relatively well. Get some experience with the court system first before making pronouncements like this.[/quote]
There have been many cases just like this. As I stated in the original post, if people would like to add other cases they can. There was the man who chased a home robber out of his house and had to pay money to the robber because he broke his legs trying to run away. There was the Homeowner who got charged when they had a group of illegals trash their land and held them there for the police to get there. There have been numerous cases just like this, I’m just trying to start conversation using one story.