The Thoughts of a Kindhearted Policeman in China

I am an ordinary policeman working in China. I have my own conscience and principles on how to behave as a human being. When the persecution of Falun Gong first started in 1999, I did not give it much thought at the time. I felt that it had nothing to do with me. At the same time, I was confused about why the government would launch such an intensive attack on Falun Gong.

Later when I came into contact with Falun Gong practitioners, I found that what I had been led to believe by the propaganda was all wrong. When I persuaded them to focus on their own personal interests, they were not moved by my words. When I advised them to avoid danger by not taking part in activities to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, they were also not moved. Their behaviour seemed very strange to me. Nowadays, no one would believe that there are still people out there who are willing to sacrifice all they have for other people. But Falun Gong practitioners risk their lives to let people know the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution. It looks like Falun Gong is really powerful since it can awaken people, and cause them to stand up to uphold their belief. It is really a miracle.

I don't know much about Falun Gong, so I don't dare to give any conclusive statements. I once read the book Zhuan Falun (Turning the Law Wheel, the core teachings of Falun Gong), and I found that everything in there is to advise the readers to be good people. The principles are explained in a very easy-to-understand manner. I don't recall any other books that have done this. As a matter of fact, my boss also admitted in private that the book is really touching.

Judging from the behaviour of Falun Gong practitioners, I can tell they are good people. Some of them are even exemplary citizens. They gauge their behaviour with compassion. I have been a policeman for many years, and I have seen the bright side, as well as the ugly side of this profession. As a guardian of society, I can help promote the kind and punish the evil. However, I know that some police abuse their power and do dirty things that harm the interests of society.

It is not easy to be a policeman in China. Some of my colleagues who know Falun Gong is good try to avoid persecuting Falun Gong. However, other policemen are trying all means to persecute Falun Gong practitioners in order to meet the quota of transformation (meaning percentage of practitioners who are forced to give up their belief) ordered by higher-ups. I know that some of my colleagues were brutally persecuting practitioners. Police are supposed to help stop crime, however they are committing crimes themselves, persecuting good people. I sincerely advise my colleagues to reflect on what they've done and consider stopping their wrongdoings immediately!

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