But, As a young police officer I found that the violent suspects on the street are not the only people you have to watch.
A picture of Roman poet Juvenal
In short, Dorner brings up a question first popularized in classical antiquity by Roman poet Juvenal. That question is “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” which translates literally from it’s original Latin as “Who will guard the guards themselves?” which is most commonly rendered as “Who watches the watchmen?”
What’s more, the phrase is frequently associated with the political philosophy of Plato and the problem of political corruption, but the original source has no known connection to Plato or political theory.
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