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Writes Jack Douglas:

The police are above the law, a law unto themselves, in totalitarian societies.

Actually, this normally only applies to the secret police–KGB, Gestapo, CIA, FBI, DEA, NSA, NRO, BATF, etc., etc. in the U.S. Super Police State.

I would have to check to be sure, but I think in the USSR the MVD, which was the civil police army dealing with ordinary [non-political] crimes and the German civil police, which was mostly state [Lande] police as far as I know, were not above the law, nor were they as militarized and heavily armed as the U.S. state and local police are.

3:36 pm on May 16, 2013