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Policemen are above the law

Ok, that’s not news. But I was rather surprised that the Supreme Court says so. I mean, the court should try to ensure that the law applies to everyone equally, that only the court can decide whether someone is guilty or not. Yet the court decides that policemen cannot be prosecuted without prior permission from their superior officer, in fact the Additional Director General of Police. Whenever someone commits a crime (in this case it was organized crime) that person can be prosecuted if there is sufficient evidence — usually police don’t even care about the last part. No permission is needed from anyone. By putting in additional barriers against their prosecution, the court is putting policemen above the law de jure, which they already were de facto.

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