Missionaries Who Took Kids Now Asking For Government Aid

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"I have faith in God," says one missionary jailed in Haiti. "But maybe the U.S. government could help a little more too." Maybe the government's more concerned with helping Haitians than those who violated Haitian law? [NYT]

DISCUSSION

While I understand the inclination to throw these people to the wolves, let's please remember that they have only been accused—-not convicted. US Treaties guarantee them a fair hearing at the very least. They may very well be in their right to ask the government for assistance.