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ROME (Reuters) - Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday he would increase tenfold the number of soldiers helping police patrol city streets -- taking the total to 30,000 -- in response to violent rapes.
The centre-right premier came to power last year promising to get tough on crime and has put 3,000 troops on duties like guarding embassies to free up police to pursue criminals.
But the centre-left opposition said the government's tactic had failed and shadow interior minister Marco Minniti said such a large scale mobilisation of the military was "unprecedented, very expensive and would mean a state of siege".
Police unions also questioned it, with Nicola Tanzi of the SAP union saying: "It's not enough putting soldiers on the streets to fight crime. Crime, especially organised crime, has to be fought with intelligence and investigation."
Originally posted by MarkLuitzen
people wil say that what I am going to say is racism and discrimination ect but one of the truths is that Italy is the nation from Europe where 80% or more people come in from Africa and thos asylium searchers are commiting crimes and I am asking my self was this yet again a rape crime by those people.
Conan's response to the Mongol General is an abbreviation of a real quote attributed to Gengis Khan: "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."
Originally posted by infolurker
Easy solution - Concealed carry permits so women can defend themselves.
Originally posted by Aeons
Apparently people are unaware that guns and knifes just get taken away from women, and then the weapon they brandished gets used on them.
Nothing makes a rape better than being shot with your own gun.
Originally posted by groingrinder
I take it Italy is one of those backward countries where you are not allowed to carry a firearm for personal protection.