...it almost seems like everyone is presumed to be guilty of something.
Must we quote Rand again? Regardless of whether you like her or dislike her personally, or agree with her philosophy or not:
We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men.
I mean, seriously... I wonder who hasn't committed a felony this year, whether it's paperwork or some esoteric piece of law that no one knows about - never mind the myriad of things that are now "felonies," a term which used to be reserved for serious crimes whereby one could/would lose all property (with/without possible death penalty); once such loss of property was abolished, the distinction between what was and was not a felony became more... flexible.