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It's the police's job to beat people, Chinese official says in viral video
South China Morning Post ^ | 02 July, 2013 | Vicky Feng

Posted on 07/07/2013 12:35:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A surprising statement by a government official in eastern China's Jiangsu province has captured the attention of internet users after it was caught on video and posted online on Sunday.

“If the police don’t beat people, what’s the point of keeping them?” said an unidentified official of a complaint bureau in Suzhou. “The police are the government’s violence machine.”

The clip of the statement has gotten more than two million views and has set off a barrage of criticism against police violence.

"He told the truth. The police are the government's thugs," a person posted on his Weibo microblog.

Police violence has been justified in China in school textbooks, and training manuals tell officers that the “the police are the government’s tool for violence”.

The official's remarks came when a resident of an apartment building complained about the developer, according to reports. No other information was given about the incident.

The Nanfang Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday that the official had been ordered to “reflect deeply”, but authorities had declined to reveal his name and position.

Some observers were not satisfied with the light rebuke. “Authorities just asked him to ‘reflect’? That’s it? They should conduct a deeper investigation,” said one user.

Others turned their criticism to China’s complaint bureau. “The bureau has done no good for people. What is it for? It should be abolished,” commented one user.


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: chicoms; communismkills; donutwatch; napl; policestate
This only applies in China, I'm sure.
1 posted on 07/07/2013 12:35:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Police Beating (Lego) photo beating.gif


2 posted on 07/07/2013 12:36:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander

In America, they shoot your dog.

;0)


3 posted on 07/07/2013 1:03:04 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slings and Arrows

Some criminals need a good beating...


4 posted on 07/07/2013 1:09:41 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

In China, they eat your dog.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 1:27:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

6 posted on 07/07/2013 1:40:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is that unidentified official now working as a M.E. in Florida?


7 posted on 07/07/2013 1:44:30 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: JoeProBono

TSVs, Tactical Sissy Vehicles.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 1:44:33 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun; JoeProBono
TSVs, Tactical Sissy Vehicles.

For the Gay-stapo?

9 posted on 07/07/2013 1:47:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Too insignificant.


10 posted on 07/07/2013 1:49:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
For the Gay-stapo?

From the looks of them boys, they just don't inspire that much fear in me.

11 posted on 07/07/2013 1:52:17 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"The purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people."

Bill Clinton

12 posted on 07/07/2013 2:44:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Sounds like he read Hobbes or Locke, and failed to understand them.


13 posted on 07/07/2013 2:46:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This only applies in China, I'm sure.

In the US, it is the peoples job, according the the Declaration of Independence and authorized by both the courts and the Constitution, is to resist and defend themselves even to the point of using deadly force.

That is why we have the Second Amendment written into the Bill of Rights and added into the Supreme Law of the US, the US Constitution.

Why is it that all of my kids, by the age of twelve, know that and the vast masses of US citizens don't? Could it be that we, my wife and I, teach our kids the founding documents, and others rely upon the corrupt govt kiddie kennels to do all the teaching to their "property of the USA", bundles of joy?

Your choice dads, you can watch the exciting filth on tv or you can spend an hour a night teaching your kids the Word of God and His word, the true history of the USA, along with the founding documents? Can you spare a hour a night from the tv and with your kids?

14 posted on 07/07/2013 4:17:47 AM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: SilverMine
kiddie kennels

Good one! I'm going to use it.

Teaching at the high school level, I refer to schools as "practice prisons". The inmates love it.

15 posted on 07/07/2013 5:30:02 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: Slings and Arrows

16 posted on 07/07/2013 6:02:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JoeProBono

Do those segways recoil backwards when they fire?


17 posted on 07/07/2013 6:04:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JoeProBono
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send 'em a "whiff of grapeshot" ...


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18 posted on 07/07/2013 10:22:10 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Slings and Arrows
In China, they eat your dog.

need new keyboard. thanks.

19 posted on 07/07/2013 1:33:54 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

Still brutal, but less wasteful.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 1:37:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

While I am nto going to tell you my name or his, I will tell you that it is a true story, both he and his partner verified it.


21 posted on 07/07/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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