In criminal law, all crimes are crimes against the state – the victim is merely a witness. The large problem with this? It is breeding grounds for corruption. When the state can benefit from the incarceration of its citizens, it has an incentive to see us all as criminals.
It shocks and terrifies me that people who are actively working against racism in our judiciary actually want to remove protections like the presumption of innocence, beyond a reasonable doubt, and protection against double jeopardy.