Officials assigned to monitor street vendors known as “chengguan,” or city management, have seen their title become a slang word for “someone who uses excessive force to solve life’s problems.” As these officials continue to abuse and extort money from street vendors, angry citizens have spoken out on several Chinese microblogs. These blogs provide video and photo evidence of chengguans beating up a blind vendor and abusing a female vendor as her 2-year-old daughter looks on in tears. While government leaders and politicians are aware of the violence, no steps have been made to adjust the behavior of these chengguans. This is due in large part to the massive growth in these officials in past years. In 199, there were only 100 reported chengguans in Beijing, with close to 13,500 in 2011. Because many of these vendors are migrants that have no real permit to sell their products on the streets, they have no option but to endure the abuse. However, these chengguans have no actual authority to detain vendors for not having the proper permits. The iolence coming from the side of authority is starting to cause serious violence coming from random citizens on the street who associate any chengguan with the unnecessary beating of innocent street vendors. With anger growing on both sides, many are being injured, and even killed, as a response to the absurd and unwarranted abuse by thousands of chengguans.