Dec 22, 2016, 10:02 AM
These many defeats do not reflect well on the Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General's office should be able to spare the state these embarrassments by advising it on the right course to take. Apparently, the Attorney General's office knows that these cases would end in humiliation for the state, yet they go ahead with them. Alternatively, the Attorney General's office is perhaps not doing its homework well enough before going to court.
If this is not the case, then there is an ulterior motive for taking these people to court and then have them discharged again because of poor evidence. Harming people's reputation, or wasting their time and resources should not be seen as fun by anybody. Before taking anybody to court, enough investigation should be done to ensure that they have a case to answer. The impression being given out by the state is that its evidence is based on hearsay, speculation, hunches, or even vendetta. And this does not speak well of the Attorney General's Office. It needs to get it all right before hitting the ground. That is the only way they can spare their own blushes.