Haiti Prime Minister : Haitian citizens can help fight crime by tipping the Police

The Haitian police alone cannot fight crime in Haiti, citizens can help fight crime by tipping the police, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant said in a in an press conference Wednesday.

PHOTO: Jack Guy Lafontant - Prime Minister of Haiti
PHOTO: Jack Guy Lafontant - Prime Minister of Haiti

Question: When was the last time you heard a Haitian called the police after he witnessed someone committing a crime?

Haitians have that mentality 'Je wè bouch pe,' 'koze moun pa koze w,' 'zafè moun pa regade w,' where do we come up with these strange way of thinking?

In the United states, when you do something wrong your neighbors will call the cops on you. In Haiti people are more likely to grab their camera-phone to make a video than to call the police.

On the other hand...

The United States has a single number to call when you spot a crime... You call 911.

What is the national number to call the Police in Haiti?

There ain't no 911 in Haiti, I know that much... The Dominican Republic has it!

What do you think about that?

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Woody says...

Haiti - Premier Minis Jack Guy Lafontant di: La police pou kont li paka konbat crime, fòk citoyen yo ede la police tou. Lè ou wè yon crime ap fet, fok ou alerte la police.

Konbyen fwa yon Ayisyen wè yon crime ap fè li pa di anyen.

Se je wè bouch

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