(This requires a bit of setup, so please bear with it...)
Suppose a malfeasant administration works to pass an unreasonable general law against some commonplace custom as a subterfuge by which to weaken specific groups it regards as enemies. Ordinarily an unreasonable general law would make such an administration even more unpopular, but the administration knows it can rely on several things to help it:
Propaganda advertising the (newfound) dangers of the commonplace custom.
The targeted "enemy" groups favor the commonplace custom more than the general populace.
Selective enforcement against the targeted groups.
The rest of the populace (i.e. those not targeted), would have, (relative to the targeted groups), some actual or virtual resisting attribute that would usually allow them to avoid arrest or conviction if the law was ever enforced against them.
Is there a good term or phrase in English, (or even a borrowed foreign term or phrase), that describes #4?
Note: "Privilege" is not the word desired, as that's both too vague, and inaccurately connotes something granted, special or unusual, rather than something mundane. It might be something like having enough money to hire a lawyer, or being part of a group not stigmatized by some terrible societal prejudice, or (supposing a sudden and violent peasant revolution) having strong and callused hands.