Cops do not decide who is a “criminal.” This is explicitly why they infinitely use the term “suspect.” One can not deem one a criminal without an actual investigation, trial, and more importantly, conviction. This is also why cops are not supposed to murder without arrest, trial, or conviction. In addition, maiming and mutilating civilians should not be valid options just because they don’t necessarily end in death. So why are you calling everyone and everything “criminal”? Even cops do not do this, or in a legal sense, are not supposed to. So they do not.
They call Black folks criminals so they can dehumanize. That is their first step in disrespecting our lives and safety.
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