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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beggars Can't Be Prosecutors

10 Americans in Haiti Charged With Child Kidnapping
A Haitian attorney says 10 Americans detained in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake have been charged with child kidnapping.

Edwin Coq says the Americans also are charged with criminal association. The 10 appeared in court Thursday and were whisked away to a jail in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince.

Coq attended the session and has represented the group here.
Oh my. It seems we've misplaced some of those foreign aid checks with all the zeros on them. Perhaps some more reasonable charges would help us find them...


west_rhino 2/05/2010 12:41:00 PM  

Kevin, there is a mixed arrogance here on both parts AND both parties seem to make the claim that it's for the children... (heard that rhetoric before).

Don't know if there IS a good side of this specific turdbomb, beyond the fact that, for the kids that really aren't orphans, they remain close to their parents.

One has to wonder, what if we used Gitmo's facility, suitably exorcised of the taints Mohammedanism, as a refugee camp for some of the Haitians, who would soon paint it as a concentration camp and how long 'ere accusations of waterboarding come forth.

KevinQC 2/05/2010 03:23:00 PM  

I think - considering that Haiti had a non-functional government before the quake, much less now - that this was most likely a misunderstanding on the part of the Americans. Law, order, and the bureaucracy have all failed in that poor nation, so I find it completely plausible that conflicting information, or a complete lack of it, led to this incident. At any rate, Haiti isn't in a position to be poking the only nation that can really help it with a sharp stick. The government of Haiti has more important issues to worry about than prosecuting the members of charitable organizations.

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