"So assured have the elite become that there is almost no block on the rewards they arrogate to themselves."
To arrogate is to take or claim (something) for oneself without justification. It comes from the Latin ad 'to' and rogare 'ask'. Commonly practised by dictators, who arrogate both power and possessions.
COP, the slang word for Police, most probably comes from a Latin word 'capere' meaning to seize