"The law brings the powers of police in line with those of the paramilitary gendarmerie."
That's very interesting.
"The vote comes amid renewed tensions in the outskirts of Paris after a local was allegedly sodomized with a police baton "
They would perhaps have preferred a taser barb and the jolt to go with it ?
"The Inland Revenue is not slow, and quite rightly, to take every advantage which is open to it under the Taxing Statutes for the purposes of depleting the taxpayer's pocket. And the taxpayer is in like manner entitled to be astute to prevent, so far as he honestly can, the depletion of his means by the Inland Revenue"
Lord Clyde: "Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services V Inland Revenue, 1929"