Yes, There Is a Historical Precedent

Hmm, Police Officers hiding their names and only obliged to identify themselves with a generic tag as a member of their organisation? Im sure I’ve heard of that approach used somewhere before…

— Sam White (@Whitesv2128) July 18, 2020

For those of you who do not understand the meaning of “Geheime Staatspolizei”, which translates to secret state police, which is generally referred to its contraction, Gestapo.

The insistence of CBP that its agents will not carry any sort of external identification beyond a label saying, “Police” on the back of their uniforms has some profoundly ominous historical echoes.

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