Is an apparent law enforcement officer (or group thereof) who is conducting their work illegally, really a law enforcement officer?
Nope, they are just Low-Earth Orbits then.
Take from that what you can comprehend. Don't try to understand it. My head hurts.
It's quite simple.
They are acting as agents of State Security, or "SS".
The SS operates without regard to laws or Constitutionally-mandated limits/restrictions to government powers. They believe as tyrants always have, that power comes from the barrel of a gun.
At a 2008 "distressed investors" forum, Ron Bloom, appointed Senior Counselor to President Obama for Manufacturing Policy in September 2009, said:
"Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market. Or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, 'cause they're convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power, that it's an adults-only, no-limit game. We kind of agree with Mao, that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun."
This mentality is not uncommon across government, especially the higher one looks.