I am a sixth grader.

On May 28, 2005, a group of policemen broke into my home. My mother is a hairdresser and runs her business out of our home. Without showing any legal procedures or documents, the police ransacked our place, searching every corner including the insides of our shoes. In one of my mother's boots, they found 5,000 yuan.

My mother works hard and has saved every penny for my school tuition. However, the police took our money without giving us a receipt or going through any legal procedures.

What the police did seriously hurt me, a child. A country has laws to protect its citizens, including children, from any crime. The police, in the name of law, have committed a serious theft. This is truly a crime.