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Furious Chinese Rioters Beat Corrupt Policemen To Death

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It appears, based on these extremely graphic images, that the Chinese people has a different way of dealing with corrupt officials. As Shanghaiist reports, a riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China's notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five's brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan "hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor." This man later died while being rushed to the hospital. Given the following images of civilian retribution; is it any wonder, the powers that be in China fear social unrest?


[Background: Chengguan is a name given to the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, a municipality police that exists in every Chinese city. Chengguan are notorious for their brutality and generally hated far and wide for it. Their purpose is to enforce municipal bylaws, but they like to resort to violence and often use it against those with no means to fight back.]
The incident began...

Recently, a man noticed Chengguan abuse a local female vendor in Cangnan County of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, and pulled out his cell phone camera to document their notorious brutality.


Chengguan didn’t like it and since they enjoy almost limitless impunity, they had the man hit in the head with a hammer.



The man was taken to a hospital where he succumbed the following day.

As Shanghaiist reports,

The following report by SCMP describes what happened immediately after the five's act of violence:


"Angered by their violence, the crowd surrounded the officials and prevented them from leaving the scene. The tension further increased after internet rumours [sic] began circulating that they had beaten an onlooker to death.



Eventually the officials were forced to seek refuge in a van, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. Members of the crowd carrying sticks and stones then smashed the van and assaulted them through windows, they told South Metropolis Daily."



According to eyewitness accounts, the crowd -- which was growing at an alarmingly rapid pace -- was shouting for the chengguan to be murdered on the spot for what they did, yelling: "Kill them! Kill them!" They proceeded to beat the five until they were bloodied and unconscious, and later collectively tipped over the ambulance that had arrived to provide medical treatment.



Source: LiveLeak


But this is not the first time...

This incident is yet another chapter in the seemingly endless saga of both chengguan brutality and corresponding civilian backlashes: The sentencing of just a few years in prison to four chengguan who collectively killed a watermelon vender in July 2013 incited widespread protests on Weibo, while a villager poured sulfuric acid on 18 chengguan in Xiamen just a few months prior. Just one month before the Xiamen incident, the execution of street vendor Xia Junfeng for killing two chengguan also sparked public outrage, with netizens comparing the severity of Xia's sentencing with the arguably unfairly lenient suspended death sentence of Gu Kailai for confessing to the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.

As LiveLeak concluded...

This is the inevitable consequence of letting the public to lose faith in the law enforcement and the justice system, especially when dealing with wrongdoings of government officials. There are other nations headed down the same path.

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:06 | 4681606 maskone909
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Yet the bankers are breathing

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:10 | 4681611 TruthInSunshine
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As brutal as this is, there are times when it is incumbent upon the citizenry and appropriate to draw a bright red line of their own to demonstrate to government criminals that the days of the raping & looting of, and outright theft from the citizenry by the government apparatchiks will NO LONGER STAND, MAN.

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

--Thomas Jefferson, domestic terrorist

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:11 | 4681622 James_Cole
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Not bullish. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:26 | 4681651 spine001
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Fear is not the right word. Terror starts getting closer to it. Thatnis why they arrest anybody they think may be upraising the population.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:45 | 4681685 Keyser
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Not terror, but suppressed anger, brought to the boiling point by a trigger event. This is just one of many similar incidents, such as the Tunisian street vendor that set himself on fire to start the Arab Spring. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:55 | 4681704 TheLooza
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I am impressed by the stylish rose and aqua color choices of the person stomping on the corpse in the last photo. Also impressed by the red scivvies of the corpse being stomped on.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00 | 4681718 dryam
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When it comes right down to it most (common) people think the same on this planet.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:35 | 4681778 old naughty
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"You reap what you sow!"

No exception.

Oh, btw, accepting, or not doing anything, or pleading ignorance, included.

Karma is such a bitchez...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:41 | 4681784 EscapingProgress
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Goon Rule #1: Always outnumber your opponent(s).

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 01:34 | 4681822 MagicHandPuppet
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I'm pretty sure the girl in the lime green pants is a Chinese ex girlfriend of mine. I recognize the stomp!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:14 | 4681998 GetZeeGold
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Yet the bankers are breathing


We're working to abolish nail gun free zones as fast as we can.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:39 | 4682042 CH1
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And yet Joe American sits neutered, taking any abuse his overlords may impose.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:47 | 4682049 Ghordius
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and yet nobody here commented on the fact that most Chinese "chengguan" - notorious for violence vs street vendors - are not armed, and often in "plainclothes"

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:59 | 4682064 agstacks
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well, armed only with a sledgehammer, to be fair..

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:57 | 4682200 Tengri Temujin
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I guess they got good at beating people up after they practiced in TIBET

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:09 | 4682223 post turtle saver
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you couldn't be more wrong... Bundy ranch is the tip of the iceberg... 2014 and 2016 elections are gonna be very very interesting if nothing else, count on it

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:47 | 4682381 Citxmech
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I wonder if there will be any pushback in OK from the new RINO-enacted law adding additional taxes to homeowners using solar panels?  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:56 | 4682594 Jethro
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The spin on the radio today tried to make it sound like this was of some sort of benefit to the consumer, and something to do with Earth Day.  Oh, and Gov Fallon took the rare move of making this law go immediately into effect.  I guess OG&E and OEC must have really paid her for the favor. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:02 | 4683406 Milestones
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2016 election will be a ho-hum affair compared to the Constitutional Convension due to Michigan recently becomming the 34th state to call for it. The $$$ will be a flowing of gold like we have rarely witnessed; seeing as how Corporations are now "persons" and seeing as how the ORIGINAL 13th amendment was ratified in 1819 and has never been printed except for a few old books, which the COUNTY GRAND JURY proponents have in their possession and then of course the 14th amendment that was never lawfully ratified and is also provable.

There ull be a big time in the ole town tonight. Guarantee it. We have a chance to right a lot of wrongs--either with or without guns. Who knows what 2016 is going to look like. My guess is not too cool.           Milestones

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:29 | 4682319 123dobryden
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well, not really


A former police officer died while trying to set ablaze a food cart belonging to a blogger who exposed crooked cops and other corrupt city officials



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:49 | 4682390 Citxmech
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No cop should ever have a nickname like "Creepy Todd."  JFC.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:37 | 4682533 Jethro
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Good tackle!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:08 | 4681735 laboratorymike
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If it's your year on the Chinese zodiac, you traditionally wear read underwear and socks for good luck. Shoulda worn the socks.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 01:19 | 4681813 U4 eee aaa
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Socks are red now....fixed!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:43 | 4681958 nmewn
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I wonder what AnAnonymos has to say about these red diaper babies ;-)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:22 | 4682101 Fedaykinx
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just looks like more feces on the side of the road to me

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:49 | 4684901 acetinker
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Fan of Michael Savage?  I find that kind of hard to believe, nme.  Maybe I have missed something that could provide context.

AnAnonymous could piss off a pet rock... but I ain't a pet rock, so he is just noise to me.

'Red diaper doper babies' is the term Savage uses, and I have no idea what that means.  Does he?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:29 | 4681771 Jerk_Store
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That's Howard Wolowitz from BIG BANG in the green pants

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 01:48 | 4681831 Freddie
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Nudelwoman and the Neo-NWO Arab Spring?  The bankster one where Libya's gold was stolen?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:22 | 4682013 25or6to4
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"Since they enjoy almost limitless impunity". Are they referring to Chinese police or US police ? Based on that last picture it looks like that cop was ass raped to death. Who needs guns or weapons when you have a half billion peckers? Let the games begin!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:54 | 4681695 laboratorymike
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One of the reasons the US is so tame by comparison, is because there is always the option/possibility of voting out the offending sheriff/city council people, and replacing them with someone who will hold the cops accountable.

When that formality does not exist, and the courts don't work, then violence is the only method of accountability. A means of peacefully venting civilian anger is a bedrock requirement for any society.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 01:12 | 4681807 zhandax
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Hopefully a growing number in he US are waking up to how well that has been working for them.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 01:42 | 4681827 laboratorymike
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Almost forgot, it needs to be productive venting. About once every 50-60 years we have had revolutions (1788, 1860, 1912, 1968), and the later ones have been a relatively peaceful turnover of authority (i.e. no civil war). We are clearly due in for another one, so I certainly hope the process works again. Otherwise, there are plenty of historical examples of disorderly collapses following too much debt and taxes.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:38 | 4681905 zhandax
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Looks like the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the (fed, irs, WW1), and the war on poverty.  Realistically, in three of four of those a major portion of the populace got fucked HARD and they all featured illegal federal encroachment on the Constitution; preceded by the Revolutionary War which led to it's creation.  Yet I bet only one in 100 sheep could identify when any of those events occurred or the surrounding circumstances. I think there is another term for the 3 of 4 which which describes events throughout history and it is not productive venting. 

Call me a cynic.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:47 | 4682379 DaddyO
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Your cynicism is well founded in History.

Even a casual review of the following events would lead to a conclusion that the USSA population has become fat and sullen in its view of RIGHTS.

King William I in 1066 (Revolt of the Earls)

King Henry I in 1100 (Charter of Liberties)

King John in 1215 (Magna Carta)

King Charles I in 1628 (Petition of Right)

The Grand Remonstrance 1641

The Glorious Revolution 1688

The Bill of Rights 1689

All of these events had revolt as their foundation.

They all led up to the Declaration of Independance and were among the foundational documents for the US Constitution.


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:23 | 4682293 Bryan
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They are trying as hard as they can to hide the fact that they are raising taxes and debt.  But it has become apparent in food and fuel prices.  If the same inflation migrates to cell phone and cable bills, God help us all.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:41 | 4682044 CH1
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there is always the option/possibility of voting out the offending sheriff/city council people, and replacing them with someone who will hold the cops accountable.

Is that sarc?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:15 | 4682077 duo
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don't know why so many downvotes, I guess it is the skeptics that don't believe elections will fix anything.

The last sentence is the truth, though.  When the courts become a joke and the grievences of the common man can not be adressed, then violence becomes his only alternative.  It's happened hundreds of  times in the past, and will happen again.  So, a +1 and a -1.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:45 | 4681787 Kirk2NCC1701
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1. As inspiring as it is to read a Thomas Jefferson quote like that, it is also ironic that they are not applied in the US, where they need to be applied the most these days.  It's like "the pot calling the kettle black", to borrow another quote.

2. It should not be surprising that this is happening in China now.  The US and its USD and USTs absolutely NEED chaos in the BRICS, lest they succeed in breaking away from the Dollar hegemony, and create their own regional reserve currencies -- currencies that avoid the USD and the BIS, and create a new global trade order.

WW3 has already started.  It's started as Asymmetric Warfare as follows: It's already happening at the economic and monetary level and is entering the social unrest level -- in the hopes of weakening the target countries and its leadership enough to either prevent a hot war, or to shorten/limit it, should Total war ensue.

Plan accordingly. 

p.s. I suggest that you don't get sidetracked by smarmy, witty comments ("wit candy"), whose real consequences are that you just have a quick chuckle, rather than thinking deeper. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55 | 4681921 Hobbleknee
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+1 for the p.s. The world is going to crap, and it's not a laughing matter.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:24 | 4681947 Dr. Engali
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Ahhhh get over yourself. If you can't laugh in life, what is the point of living? I enjoy the witty remarks as well as the thought provoking comments, both are needed in life.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:08 | 4681612 TheFourthStooge-ing
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It's location filming for a new Kung Fu movie called Pissed Fists.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:09 | 4681617 johngaltfla
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Wait until the rest of the West figures out the banksters role in this....


The IMF and Central Bankers have Killed More Men in Greece than Russia in the Ukraine

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:31 | 4681655 Xibalba
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Wait until the soldiers realize that they're in Afghanistan to build mines and pipelines...



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:16 | 4681754 TruthInSunshine
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The grunts already know this; they stood by and watched private contractors get paid 8x to 12x what they are paid annually to do the same jobs, from driving trucks, to providing security detail, to constructing simple structures on bases in Iraq & Afghanistan, and they have done nothing about it, even knowing that these contractors are cogs in the wheel of the machine that is churning out hundreds of billions in blood money annually for the banking-financial-military complex.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:44 | 4681786 EscapingProgress
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Military men are ‘dumb, stupid animals to be used.’ – Henry Kissinger as quoted in The Final Days

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:31 | 4682517 Golden Rule
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What a wonderful man...


Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:25 | 4681634 prains
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Oligarchs beware


once your paid for henchmen get a taste of what the mob is capable of, paying for their protection will become vastly more expensive, to the point a complete psycho will be your only defence...who will then realize coming after you is more profitable

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:35 | 4681668 williambanzai7
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Don't worry, their time will come as well.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 01:08 | 4681800 idontcare
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Occupy needs to redeploy itself with some all Chinese chapters.  It seems the Americans of non-Chinese descent in the Occupy movement smoked too much weed to get effectively angry about anything.

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