Skip to comments....Haiti Kidnapping Update
Posted on 10/20/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Haiti Kidnapping Update CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Haiti 19 Oct 2010
The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens that with 2 recent kidnappings over the last week, the incidence of kidnappings of American citizens in Haiti has reached a total of 9 cases so far in calendar year 2010. The incidence of kidnapping in Haiti has diminished from its peak in 2006 when 60 U.S. citizens were reported kidnapped. In 2007, there were 29 reported kidnappings of U.S. citizens, while in 2008 there were 27 reported kidnappings of U.S. citizens. Last year, there were only 2 reported kidnappings of U.S. citizens. Most kidnappings are criminal in nature, and the kidnappers make no distinctions of nationality, race, gender, or age. Some kidnap victims have been killed, shot, sexually assaulted, or physically abused. Many U.S. citizens who were kidnapped reported being beaten and/or raped by their hostage takers. Kidnapping remains the most critical security concern. Kidnappers have frequently targeted children.
Criminal perpetrators often operate in groups of two to four individuals, and may occasionally be confrontational and gratuitously violent. Criminals sometimes will seriously injure or kill those who resist their attempts to commit crime. In robberies or home invasions, it is not uncommon for the assailants to beat or shoot the victim in order to limit the victim's ability to resist. If an armed individual demands the surrender of a vehicle or other valuables, the U.S. Embassy recommends compliance without resistance. This recommendation also applies in the event of a kidnapping. Visitors to Haiti should exercise caution at all times and review basic personal security procedures frequently.
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Probably still safer than a lot of single Mexican border towns.
You have to see that place to believe it.
Why is it that whenever I come here there is a Haitian thread.
I have nothing whatsoever to do with this Voodoo plagued hellhole.
My wife refuses to cross the border despite it being a short drive South. What a tragedy Mexico has become, which is heartbreaking, since I’ve got so many good memories from visits many long years ago.
I would suggest that those going to Haiti are not there for a vacation but to help. They go knowing the risks to their health and safety, risks among which kidnapping is not very prominent.
You call them idiots. Adults I know have a different word for those who risk danger to help others.
The world could use more "idiots" like these people and fewer like the poster who called them so.
This is America and Free Republic where you are free to be an obnoxious asshat. I am proud of you for exercising that freedom.
And, the film thing is working out pretty well, thanks. Of course the fact that I did well enough in other business to retire at fifty and pursue this career without having to worry about where the money's coming from helps. It's a great place to be this land of financial security. If you work really really hard you might get here too.
As for being 'self righteous', if using some of my time and money to bring medecine to kids who might die without it and respecting people who live their entire lives doing the same but denying respect to clowns who do nothing but bitch is self-righteous, then I'll wear it, no problem.
And, btw...anybody who employs over fifty people (as you claim to) doesn't have the time to sit on FR the way you do.
Anytime you're in NYC let me know, I've met plenty of freepers when they visit...just be prepared to eat crow.
Interesting...it's not wtc911 I see fitting that description above as I read through these posts. He doesn't seem to be displaying any of those traits at all. You, on the other hand...
And by the way, these people going to Haiti to help aren't "bitching and moaning;" they're hoping to be rescued. As would anybody in such a situation.
I suspect you've never stretched your neck out far enough to risk real danger on behalf of strangers. That's fine, but don't go off criticizing those who do.
If the area where you live were to experience some sort of distaster, it's those "idiots" who'd be the first give up time with their families and the comforts of home to go help you and your community.
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