Talk:US nationals arrested for alleged abduction of Haitian children

Latest comment: 6 years ago by SVTCobra in topic add Cat.

"Abductions" should be alleged


Note to the author. These "abductions" should be considered alleged. The ten people have not been convicted of a crime and until a conviction has been made, any acts should be considered alleged. Calebrw (talk) 00:56, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

  Doneμ 00:59, Monday February 1 2010 (UTC)

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I'm a bit unhappy with how the headline is written. The "abducting" between quotes gives the impression that the allegations are false, while they might actually be true. The Haitian government's concerns over child trafficking are valid. I'd have "US citizens arrested for alleged abduction of Haitian children" instead. Also, while it is heartbreaking how many people are suffering in that place, how is the picture in any way relevant to this particular news piece?

Even before the earthquake, children where being abandoned by their parents so they can live in a better life. In Haiti an Haitian orphanage had a better standard of living then children with parents. America churches had built dozens of Schools, Orphanages and bakeries to fund and support them. I'd helped built two schools outside Les Cayes.--KDP3 (talk) 07:17, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Someone said "abducting", so it is inside quotes. — μ 09:27, Monday February 1 2010 (UTC)
Putting the quotes around a single key word, in a headline, however, strongly invokes the scare quotes idiom, and is unlikely to be interpreted in any other way. NPOV requires that we not embed a personal opinion about veracity, and "alleged abduction" sums up the situation precisely and unjudgmentally. --Pi zero (talk) 12:03, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Yup, totally agree. However, the google news link now points to nowhere. How about a redirection? Gray62 (talk) 14:15, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Interesting. As of now, there's a working google news link with the new title — and it's listed as "3 hours ago". --Pi zero (talk) 16:21, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Ah, thx! I guess I should have checked if that's still a problem, before posting this. Sry.Gray62 (talk) 19:56, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

How many people


Let's see here: they're not ten --Lenore (talk) 15:42, 4 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

That article says "10"...? — μ 18:19, February 4 2010 (UTC)
Ah, ok seen it --Lenore (talk) 18:32, 4 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

add Cat.


{{editprotected}} can u plz add the (Category:Children) to the article .عماد الدين المقدسي (talk) 09:28, 1 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

  Not done Wikinews does not have that category. --SVTCobra 03:46, 8 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

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