. . . AND THE RANK AND FILE CRUMBLES

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In the capos' wake, the police and armyhave become utterly demoralized and ceased to be a power in Haiti, TIME writerMarguerite Michaels reports from Port-au-Prince. "It's not a police force in anysense that we understand it," she says. Raymond Kelly, the former NYPD chiefnow helping to rebuild the Haitian force, said he was having trouble getting thecops onto the streets at all. Without Haitian security, U.S. forces are fearingthey may have to fire on looting pro-democracy Haitians if the returningPresident Jean Bertrand Aristide can't control his people. "So much depends onAristide, and there is so little trust, even among the Americans at theembassy," says Michaels. "They have their fingers crossed and their toescrossed."