(Clearwisdom.net) At the beginning of 2002, the Tonghua City Police Department purchased a batch of sophisticated video cameras. Later they bought steel boxes to protect the cameras and 15 police vans. They also hired over 30 unemployed ex-prisoners who had just been released from jail, and asked them to help the police monitor Dafa practitioners and the truth-clarifying material printing sites.

They installed the cameras onto telephone poles in the city at night, and said if the effect turns out to be good, they would purchase another batch in May or June and install them in residential buildings. This time, the police department spent a total of one million Yuan*.

When a Dafa practitioner escaped from a brainwashing class, besides searching in the local province, the police spent 200,000 Yuan and over two months to search for the practitioner throughout the country before they caught and sent him back to the brainwashing class.

*Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.

June 3, 2003