CARIBBEAN: Man burned to death in Haiti vigilante violence

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CARIBBEAN: Man burned to death in Haiti vigilante violence
Supporters of LAPEH, Fanmi Lavalas and Petit Dessalines political parties perform a voodoo ceremony before a march in the streets, in Port-au-Prince. *Photo credit: Jamaica Observer
Supporters of LAPEH, Fanmi Lavalas and Petit Dessalines political parties perform a voodoo ceremony before a march in the streets, in Port-au-Prince. *Photo credit: Jamaica Observer
Supporters of LAPEH, Fanmi Lavalas and Petit Dessalines political parties perform a voodoo ceremony before a march in the streets, in Port-au-Prince. *Photo credit: Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA OBSERVER – Haitians angered by a series of rapes and robberies in Port-au-Prince burned alive a man they suspected of criminal connections early Thursday in an upscale suburb of the capital.

Hundreds of men marched through Petionville to the menacing rattle of machetes being dragged along the street and chanting slogans in a protest against criminal violence.

The unidentified man was burned to death after being stopped and asked his business in the neighborhood, a witness said.

“It was a little past 1:00 am. The neighbors asked this guy if he knew anyone in the area. He didn’t know anyone and he had a red handkerchief around his ankle: it’s a sign of association with wrongdoers,” said Fritzner Jules, a taxi driver, standing next to the charred corpse.

“The population jumped on this guy, put tires over him, doused him with gasoline and set him on fire,” he said.

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  1. That why these Haitians will always suffer wicked people you cannot tell me because the man rape somebody you'll burning him to death let the law judge him you'll will always suffer wicked people god will surely judge youll

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  2. There will be a lot of condemnation on this one. We wasn't caught in any act and was killed because he couldn't identify someone in the neighborhood. However, this shows the level of frustration and anger towards criminals. Vigilante justice may just become a trend in the Caribbean, where criminal apprehensions and punishments are below par. Sorry to say , but it might be the answer to deterring crime.

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