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9174: Re: Aristide's Words (#9167) (fwd)
> Since then street crime has dropped 60 percent, police say.
In the excerpts from post #9167 below see "without cause", "suspected", "innocent"
... where is the proof that those killed were perpetrators of street crime; or could
they have been innocent people? Are the following murders not considered street
crime? In what statistical group are they lumped? Just curious ...
> Human rights activists say Aristide's words also have led to more than
> two dozen killings by vigilante mobs.
> free reign to a police force already accused of killing
> more than 150 people without cause.
> since Aristide's speech, mobs have killed at least 27 suspected thieves.
> One man was reportedly beaten, stoned and then shot to death
> Sept. 15 within sight of the National Palace.
> Numerous cases of innocent people narrowly escaping death at the hands
> of mobs also have been reported,
> a warning from Amnesty International on Thursday
> that respect for human rights in Haiti is deteriorating.