Feb 5, 2010

Baptists Charged with Abduction

10 Baptist Americans in Haiti Charged With Abduction, Prosecutor Says

Ten Americans arrested in Haiti last week as they tried to take 33 Haitian children to an orphanage across the border in the Dominican Republic were charged on Thursday with abduction and criminal association, according to prosecutors.

The charges, which carry prison terms of up to 15 years, were announced after a closed court hearing in which prosecutors questioned the Americans, most of them members of a Baptist congregation from Idaho.

Oh come on... so some privileged white folks come in and try to kidnap some children. It's not like there's a history of brutal slavery on the island of Haiti or- oh.

I don't suppose this has become a flash point for Haiti's fears of foreign encroachment in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake? Oh, it has. Bummer.More

For what it's worth, Sorry, Hatians. On the plus side, they probably weren't going to make them pick potatoes for zero wages. But, I'm guessing that's falling on deaf ears right now.

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