Why “Criminals” Should Have Rights

What happens if we treat the accused as criminals without rights? Police can assault them and lie about it afterwards:

A Baltimore City police officer has been charged in a case of alleged police brutality, but attorneys for the victim don’t believe those charges go far enough.

On June 15, Officer Vincent Cosom Jr. exchanged words with Baltimore resident Kollin Truss, then was caught on CitiWatch crime cameras punching Truss in the face. The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office said Cosom completed a report after the incident, saying the victim had assaulted him.

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