Insecurity vs. Criminality - Haitians have it all Confused

Every time a crime is committed in Haiti, the first thing you hear in the media is insecurity is going up in Haiti. Why is it that this word "insecurity" is never in the United States.


Jean Jean Roosevelt Surrounded by Police in Mirebalais Haiti

Every day in the United States many crimes are committed in every community. The Haitian diaspora who know that are never in a state of panic because it the new media calls it a murder, a homicide, a shooting, but never insecurity. And everyone is OK with it.

But in Haiti, a small island nation where every major radio station broadcasts news nationally, every time two people get into a fight and one ends up killing the other, insecurity is going up in the country. That's the first thing you hear and it raises panic not just in the entire nation but across every Haitian diaspora community around the world. They start saying:

Oh my God!

Insecurity!

Haiti will never change

there is no place on earth where crimes are not committed. It is time for us to stop calling it insecurity.

It is the choice of word, in security, that is causing the panic not the actions themselves.

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Patrick Princivil says...

Si sa Ayisyen an Ayiti yo ap di a sé pasa, sé pou dyaspora ki pa kwè-sa yo al poté tèt yo alé nan boucheri an Ayiti a pou bandi légal yo fini avèk

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Frednel says...

I can't agree with you more on this...

part of it, like you pointed out is the media.

They need to starting learning new vocabularies.

I see why President Donald J Trump doesn't like

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Haiti Nouvelles says...

Chaque fois qu'un crime est commis en Haïti, la première chose que vous entendez dans les médias est que l'insécurité monte en Haïti. Pourquoi ce mot «insécurité» n'est-il jamais utilisé aux Etats-Unis?

Aux États-Unis, de nombreux crimes sont commis chaque jour dans chaque communauté.

La diaspora haïtienne qui sait qu'on n'est jamais dans un état de panique parce que les nouveaux médias l'appellent un meurtre, un homicide, une fusillade, mais jamais l'insécurité.

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