Haitians call for law and order to be restored as gangs target the wealthy neighborhoods and power stations


Important Takeaways:

  • Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe says there’s a ‘total void of law and order’ on stricken island, as power station attacks leave much of capital in darkness
  • Haiti descended into darkness overnight as gangs attacked electrical stations, leading Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to call for law and order to be restored on the island.
  • Nearly 1.5 million Haitians are on the brink of famine as armed gang leader Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier attempts to seize power.
  • The nations power company announced on Monday that four substations in the capital and elsewhere, ‘were destroyed and rendered completely dysfunctional.
  • As a result, swaths of Port-au-Prince were without power, including the entrance to the U.S. embassy, the Cite Soleil slum, the Croix-des-Bouquets community and a hospital.
  • ‘Law and order needs to be restored in Haiti as there is a huge security void and breakdown,’ Lamothe said on Tucker Carlson Uncensored.
  • The former prime minister said Haiti had a strong military and police force until Jean-Bertrand Aristide became president and then he disbanded them out of a lack of trust, which has created the void in security the country is seeing now.
  • He claimed Haiti is the only country in the Western Hemisphere outside of Costa Rica that has no military and that has the biggest gang activity after El Salvador.
  • ‘That created a void. And that created a situation where we have to deal with that void is filled by gangs,’ Lamothe said.
  • Gangs attacked two upscale neighborhoods near the capital city of Port-au-Prince and killed at least two dozen people in the rampage on Monday.
  • Gunmen looted homes in the communities of Laboule and Thomassin before sunrise, forcing residents to flee as some called radio stations pleading for police.

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U.S. police union endorses Trump in November election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – America’s largest police union on Friday endorsed President Donald Trump’s effort to win re-election, a potential boost to the leader’s message that he is the candidate of “law and order.”

The Fraternal Order of Police, which has more than 355,000 members around the country, “is proud to endorse a candidate who calls for law and order across our nation,” union president Patrick Yoes said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)