Thursday, July 30, 2009


When the shooting started during the funeral procession, somehow I was not surprised.

I asked myself: Who is shooting? But there was not much time to think much about anything. Mayhem ensued.

Father Jean-Juste's funeral procession had been peaceful up until then.

Only later was I able to document that the horrible shooting was done by MINUSTAH and a young Haitian man had died immediately. His head and face were almost ripped off by a bullet. His body lay near the side door of the cathedral that we had just exited.

He had committed no crime.

See Kim Ives article here.

This is all so sickening.

(Photo by John Carroll about 1 minute after the shooting.)

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