Historical Analogy Goes Awry

This is the statement of a mainstream politician in modern Germany. And people think there aren't issues with extremism and intolerance in Europe?

We tend to assume that the police will be accountable in America. In Germany, you have a member of the ruling party (well, the party that has enough clout to keep Chancellor Merkel in power) who doesn't believe a policeman should have to wear a name tag.

A name tag.

What does that tell you about accountability and transparency and the rule of law?