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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:36 PM
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Two Dominican Republic citizens shot while handing out food and aid. MSNBC video.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 03:44 PM by piedmont
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/34906865#349068...

Just found the link. Apparently the story is from this morning. Sorry if already posted.

They were Dominican Republic citizens who went over to Haiti to hand out food, without security or support.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:44 PM
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1. I heard it on MSNBC this AM but haven't seen it posted
sounds like the injuries were serious but both expected to survive. They were relatively independent aid workers without any security. Lucky they were helped and will live.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:46 PM
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2. So much for the "no security needed" crowd. nt
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:48 PM
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3. One of my first thoughts as well.
I can't condemn reporters and aid workers for not taking more risk as I sit here in comfort
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:50 PM
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4. No kidding
Anybody who's ever been stuck in any sort of mess knows that people tend to panic when help arrives that there won't be enough for everybody. Security is essential because dead rescue workers can help no one.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:51 PM
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5. Dominicans & Haitians have a long history
No other nationality of aide workers have been attacked. This was a horrible incident that should not be used to create fear of Haitian people.


Oh yeah, and I was the unrecommend. Please just stop with the fear.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:53 PM
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7. Yes, yes they do
but REGULAR teams, even DR teams, not freelances, have had security with them at all times.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:11 PM
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10. True
NNU is assembling volunteer teams of nurses to go in but have made it clear to us they can't get us in until some safety is established. Of course, we're all impatient and just wanting to get there (although I'll, likely, go with a later team) but I think they don't feel having nurses killed or injured is going to help the situation much.
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:01 PM
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8. Interesting that you unrec a news segment that does not fit your world-view.
There was no editorializing in either the video or my posting of it. Two people were shot while handing out aid. Sorry if that doesn't square with your views.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:52 PM
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6. how tragic. and it should, though it won't, put to rest the
all the crap about how relief personnel should just go in and do it.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:05 PM
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9. someone posted this last night but no link. sad sad sad
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