Civil Harassment Claims
CA Civil Code of Procedure part 527.6 was designed to help avoid future damage from physical attack by unstable and even psychotic people. Later, substantial emotional suffering by extreme also bizarre cases of undesirable contact was added to its scope. It served pubic policy well.
Regrettably, such situations of real danger today compete with non-dangerous cases that judges by themselves call "adults acting like children", or, "tit for tat" between neighbors. The legislature and men and women of California never authorized courts and judges to change community block captains, priests, or other community leaders whom could help mediate disputes. But for some reason, judges are sucked into a role that frequently mimic recess monitors while other victims suffer from the absence of proper attention to severe threats.