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10th Jan '17 6:55:12 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed in the LoadingReadyRun sketch [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/421/Watchmen-Watching Watchmen Watching]]. [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} The Watchmen]] are watched by the Neighborhood Watchmen Watching Organization, who are in turn watched by the Watching the Neighborhood Watchmen Watching Organization Organization, who are watched by a guy named Jeff, who is watched by someone in the background.

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* Discussed in the LoadingReadyRun WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun sketch [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/421/Watchmen-Watching Watchmen Watching]]. [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} The Watchmen]] are watched by the Neighborhood Watchmen Watching Organization, who are in turn watched by the Watching the Neighborhood Watchmen Watching Organization Organization, who are watched by a guy named Jeff, who is watched by someone in the background.
13th Oct '16 10:42:59 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Literature/TheAnnalsOfTheChosen'' the role of Wizard Lord was created by the Immortal Council to deal with rogue wizards. Eventually a Wizard Lord went rogue and the Council created the Chosen to deal with any Dark Lords, adding a new Chosen with each defeated Dark Lord. Inevitably the Chosen themselves face this issue when [[spoiler:Farash makes a deal with a Dark Lord]]. In the final novel Sword concludes that with [[TheMagicGoesAway magic fading and wizards almost extinct]] there's no need for a Wizard Lord or Chosen; the people can police themselves.
30th Sep '16 12:11:23 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Creator/MichaelConnelly Trunk Music]]'', an exchange between Bosch and [[InternalAffairs IA Detective Chastain]] ends with the two of them arguing over this trope.
-->'''Chastain''': ...if there is no one to police the police then there is no one to keep the abuse of their wide powers in check.\\
'''Bosch''': Let me ask you this, Chastain. Who polices the police who police the police?

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* In ''[[Creator/MichaelConnelly Trunk Music]]'', ''Literature/TrunkMusic'', an exchange between Bosch and [[InternalAffairs IA InternalAffairs Detective Chastain]] Chastain ends with the two of them arguing over this trope.
-->'''Chastain''': ...-->'''Chastain:''' ...if there is no one to police the police then there is no one to keep the abuse of their wide powers in check.\\
'''Bosch''': '''Bosch:''' Let me ask you this, Chastain. Who polices the police who police the police?
23rd Aug '16 2:26:45 AM JackG
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. The latin quote is seen graffitied in an abandoned building during the Batman/Superman battle, and in an article critical of Batman branding criminals who are later murdered in jail, [[CopsNeedTheVigilante to which the Gotham police are turning a blind eye]]. An InUniverse theme is whether Superman is accountable to anyone but himself.
18th Aug '16 8:27:41 PM PaulA
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** In ''Mirror Dance'', Mark wonders who psychoanalyzes Cordelia, who psychoanalyzes everyone, pondering "Who shaves the barber?" He later gets his answer: [[spoiler: Emperor Gregor]].

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** In ''Mirror Dance'', ''Literature/MirrorDance'', Mark wonders who psychoanalyzes Cordelia, who psychoanalyzes everyone, pondering "Who shaves the barber?" He later gets his answer: [[spoiler: Emperor [[spoiler:Emperor Gregor]].
6th Aug '16 8:49:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in the democracy arc. Meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!", when SJS head Judge Cal assassinates the Chief Judge to take over and [[TyrantTakesTheHelm turns into an insane despot]], and "The Pit", where the SJS in a specific sector [[DirtyCop have become so corrupt]] that Dredd is sent in to clean house. In "Trifecta" it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Cal's misrule the former head of Black Ops, Judge Smiley, went undercover in case a threat may arise from within the department. As he put it, he's a Judge to judge the Judges who judge the Judges.]]

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' the "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in the democracy arc. Meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!", when SJS head Judge Cal assassinates the Chief Judge to take over and [[TyrantTakesTheHelm turns into an insane despot]], and "The Pit", where the SJS in a specific sector [[DirtyCop have become so corrupt]] that Dredd is sent in to clean house. In "Trifecta" it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Cal's misrule the former head of Black Ops, Judge Smiley, went undercover in case a new threat may arise from within the department. As he put it, he's a Judge to judge the Judges who judge the Judges.]]
6th Aug '16 8:47:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly, "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in "America"; meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!" and "The Pit".

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* Similarly, "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in "America"; meanwhile, the democracy arc. Meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!" Died!", when SJS head Judge Cal assassinates the Chief Judge to take over and [[TyrantTakesTheHelm turns into an insane despot]], and "The Pit".Pit", where the SJS in a specific sector [[DirtyCop have become so corrupt]] that Dredd is sent in to clean house. In "Trifecta" it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Cal's misrule the former head of Black Ops, Judge Smiley, went undercover in case a threat may arise from within the department. As he put it, he's a Judge to judge the Judges who judge the Judges.]]
21st Jul '16 8:13:41 PM AnotherGuy
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** In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.

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** In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the The Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.
21st Jul '16 8:13:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.

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In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.flinching.
** In ''Mirror Dance'', Mark wonders who psychoanalyzes Cordelia, who psychoanalyzes everyone, pondering "Who shaves the barber?" He later gets his answer: [[spoiler: Emperor Gregor]].
18th Jul '16 3:44:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EnemyOfTheState'': At the end of the film, Robert and Carla are watching a TV news interview with Congressman Albert and this trope is discussed both on the TV and then by them.

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* ''EnemyOfTheState'': ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'': At the end of the film, Robert and Carla are watching a TV news interview with Congressman Albert and this trope is discussed both on the TV and then by them.
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