Righteous Thoughts and Actions Stop the Police from Extorting Money from a Practitioner's Family
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a 47-year-old woman from Funing County of Qinhuangdao. I used to be sick all the time, suffering from neurasthenia, nephritis and other illnesses. I took medicine 365 days a year.
On February 26, 1999, I started to practice Falun Dafa. Since then, I have been practicing the exercises and studying the Fa (1), strictly following the universal principles of "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance." Not long after beginning the practice, all my physical suffering was gone. I used to be very weak and only weighed 99 pounds. Now I have completely changed: my weight has increased to 162 pounds, and I can do all kinds of work. I've been very healthy during the five years that I have I practiced Falun Dafa. From the bottom of my heart, I feel so grateful to Teacher and Falun Dafa for giving me health and a happy family.
On January 13, 2002, because I was distributing flyers clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution in a market, I was illegally taken to a police substation. The director and six policemen from the substation were involved in the arrest. They went to search my home as well, but did not find anything. At around 9:00 p.m., police officer Yang handcuffed me and forced me to sit on a stool until 8:00 a.m. the next morning. When they removed the handcuffs, my hands had two deep bruised lines on them. Later, I was sent to Funing Detention Center, where I was detained for fifteen days.
My husband is an honest and kind man. During my detention, aside from expenses regarding accommodation and photos, the police substation extorted money from him three times: 2,000 yuan the first time, 1,000 yuan the second time and 1,000 yuan the third time. The money was given to Officer Yang every time, without witnesses or any legal procedures. Each time, he asked my husband to go to the police substation in the evening.
At 3:00 p.m. the day after my release, Yang again broke into my home, this time alone. He threatened and swore at my husband, asking for some sauces (worth over 30 yuan). Then he demanded 500 yuan. At the time, I thought of Teacher's words, "suffocate the evil." So I ran out and phoned the director of the police substation. I also shouted loudly in front of my house, "Come and see, this policeman broke into someone's home without justification and extorted money from honest people. Tell me which item in the law allows you to do so? Who asked you to do so?" A lot of people gathered around. Soon, Pan Weixing, Assistant Director of the police substation came to my home with five policemen. They persuaded me to let them enter the house and they took Yang away. They looked very panicked and frightened. After that, I exposed the wicked behavior of the police substation to the people living in the vicinity of the substation. The director of the police substation declared that he would get his revenge on me.
I told them that I did not have any hatred for them, and that I only hoped that they would not aid the persecutors and maltreat good people.
After that, the leaders of the police substation and Officer Yang came to my home, apologizing for what they did. They also returned 3,500 yuan. But they still kept 100 yuan as a 'deposit.'
- Fa: Law and principles; the teachings of Falun Dafa.