“It has become routine for prosecutors to pile on every conceivable charge you could possibly stretch the law somehow to interpret as applicable to the conduct they’re going after,” said the Cato Institute’s Julian Sanchez. “The reason is, of course, that it’s expensive and time consuming to actually have to go to the trouble of having a trial.”
This is something that we must keep in mind and be ready for it if you ever find yourself in a self-defense situation under the control of a OCD-affected D.A. with a competitive streak. Also it is a great reminder of why Stand Your Ground must be defended at all costs and that refunding the cost to a defendant for an obvious pattern of prosecutorial misconduct must be included in our laws.
Also, did you notice that tidbit about Plea Bargains? 97% of crimes are pleaded down?!? We don’t just have a revolving door for criminals but it is powered by a frigging jet engine.