[Minghui Net] Zhou Kaidong, head of the Labor Reeducation Bureau of Beijing is a known criminal
The local judicial department arrested Zhou Kaidong, head of the Labor Reeducation Bureau of Beijing, for embezzling 20 million RMB (2.5 million USD). Zhou is now incarcerated in the Detention Center of the Beijing Safety Bureau. His criminal activities, including corruption, acceptance of bribes and diverting public funds for personal use, are well known and widely discussed.
How did this criminal get to be head of the Labor Reeducation Bureau of Beijing?
After July 1999, Zhou won the favor of Jiang Zemin's corrupt circle because of his active involvement in the persecution of Falun Gong. He therefore temporarily evaded a judicial investigation. After New Year's Day of 1999, Zhou made a point of appearing in public often, inciting people "to fight Falun Gong to the death." In the Labor Reeducation Bureau, he forced every policeman to attack Falun Gong and to make a pledge "to keep pace with" Jiang Zemin. He even earned the title "the head of thugs" by the policemen. Any policemen who were Falun Gong practitioners and insisted on the pursuit of truth and continued practicing were punished by being "expelled from the party," "expelled from police force," and other administrative punishments. Under Zhou's instigation, the policemen who were most greedy were encouraged to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners without any restrictions. Zhou even offered a 2,000 RMB (about two months' salary for an average urban worker) reward for "transforming" a Dafa practitioner. Because they gained both honor and money for persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners, no evil act was ruled out in their "transformation" attempts.
Zhou Kaidong was corrupt. He embezzled huge sums of money. He encouraged the corruption of other policemen. Thus we see that the officials actively involved in the persecution of Falun Gong are themselves corrupt. Out of their hatred of truthfulness-benevolence-forbearance and their greed for money, they would do anything to ingratiate themselves to Jiang Zemin, who is himself the pinnacle of corruption. How can Jiang Zemin and his corrupt circle endure in the face of the public scrutiny and massive upheaval occurring at this stage in history?
(From someone who is in the know on May 20, 2001)