You know, it’s not that we don’t sympathize with chengguan, China’s street-level urban management officers. We get that they have a tough job, and encounter scoundrels and freeloaders on a weekly, if not daily, basis. But every single week, we see a video of chengguan somewhere behaving as poorly as the people they’re supposed to police. And what are supposed to do about that? Ignore these occupational tantrums because the job is tough?
With that in mind, here’s a video of a farmer getting chased down by a gang of chengguan and beaten. The video title says he’s “innocent,” but short of any other details, we’re not sure what he’s innocent of. He’s guilty of the hard life, though. Youku video for those in China after the jump.