The French slogan "police partout, justice nulle part" means "police everywhere, justice nowhere" and is part of a quote from Victor Hugo delivered in April 1851 to the National Assembly. This slogan is now widely used during demonstrations or protest movements against the police. This phrase, more than a hundred years old, is still used today, in France and in other Western countries, in particular by groups or movements generally linked to the far left who fight against police brutality.
A police state describes a state where its government institutions exercise an extreme level of control over civil society and liberties characterized by the overbearing presence of civil authorities. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and authoritarian regimes. The best-known literary treatment of the police state is George Orwell's novel 1984, which describes Britain under a totalitarian régime that continuously invokes (and feeds) a perpetual war as a pretext for subjecting the people to mass surveillance, policing, and modification of language and the way people think in order to make dissent not only swiftly punished, but also grammatically and logic… Read more