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Posted on 01/29/2010 7:23:24 AM PST by COUNTrecount
Criminals in Haiti are preying on vulnerable earthquake survivors, even raping women, in makeshift camps set up in Port-au-Prince after the disaster.
"With the blackout that's befallen the Haitian capital, bandits are taking advantage to harass and rape women and young girls under the tents," Haitis police, chief Mario Andresol, said yesterday.
"We have more than 7,000 detainees in the streets who escaped from the national penitentiary the evening of the earthquake ... It took us five years to apprehend them. Today they are running wild." Rachelle Dolce, who is living at a large makeshift camp on the Petionville Club golf course, said that she thought a rape had occurred outside her tent the previous night. She said that she heard men making noise and a woman struggling.
"I heard a fight outside and I saw panties on the ground," she said. "I started to shout a lot and they left." Figures for the number of crimes were not available but women's organizations have already detailed a number of cases and alerted the United Nations mission in Haiti, Mr Andresol said.
His warning came a day after the UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay, said that gangsters and child traffickers could try to exploit the chaos triggered by Haiti's devastating earthquake to step up their criminal activities.
The January 12 earthquake killed around 170,000 people and left more than a million homeless, many of whom are living in makeshift camps in the ruined capital.
Security was tenuous in Haiti before the 7.0-magnitude quake and Mr Andresol said that the police force itself had been crippled by the disaster.
He added that the Haitian police force had only 8,000 members before the quake and that many of them were now dead or missing.
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We all knew it would come to this, expect far more horror stories as time goes on. I am wondering how many Americans are still missing. Don’t hear anything on the news stations about this.
“the Haitian police force had only 8,000 members before the quake and that many of them were now dead or missing.”
But of course, let’s have the UN and the French criticize the US military for stepping in and taking charge, and let’s make sure we announce we’re pulling the military out in 3 months
but let’s continue to send hundreds of millions of dollars in “aid” so we don’t offend the euopeans and venezuelans and black people in general
Sounds like South Miami or New Orleans, or most of Detroit.
Based on the headline , it could be the UN doing this and not the locals.
Waiting for someone to claim they were raped by an American soldier
Son, theres a very thin veneer between being human and being an animal. Take away something that humans need and want, and the animal comes out.
Murtha or Kerry perhaps...
I bet that obama did this on purpose with the super secret earthquake weapon in order to take the Haitians oil! /s
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