Writes Jack Douglas:
3:36 pm on May 16, 2013 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
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.