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"Judges don't like stupid cops "
Except, in some places the judges know very well that the charges are bogus, but they get their town budget--and salary--paid for by a piece of the fines they collect.
There was a big year-long investigation and review of this problem with small town judges in upstate NY last year, the courts wound up saying "Well, if they were elected to their office...they don't have to know the law" and letting the abuses stand.
So unless you want to take the huge step of proving bad intent and starting something like a federal RICO prosecution...your options are limited.