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The man believed to be the "top boss" of an alleged Italian crime family is among those arrested in a police sweep.
At least 300 people were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of crimes including murder, money laundering and belonging to a criminal organisation. The Calabrian mafia, known as 'Ndrangheta...
...The operation also involved arrests in the US, according to reports...
The police operation involved 3,000 officers and is the largest carried out by police in recent years...
Originally posted by Zagari
I 'm Italian.
People are fighting against the mafia. Most of them, though, finish to be completely isolated from society and need lots of guards to live with them to have some kind of security hope.
I can assure you people get both angry and both hopeless when their 17 years old child ( brother of ex- mafia member) is killed in front of his friends...
In Italy lots of teenagers who are related to families against the mafia are coldly killed. It happens at least 10 times a year.
So, no, people are not okay to have those families governate our country. They have to, if they want their children to have a life.
Fact is, the north, where I live , doesn't do enough for all of this problems.
The south is left alone. I can assure you there is NO POLICE CONTROL AT ALL in the south. I rarely saw a policeman around there.
People are alone.
Sadly most of those in the Mafia won't think a second to kill kids, teenagers and old people, they kill them in the open and they don't care if they paralize someone else who isn't involved and he/she is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
People are not okay with them , but there is much insecurity and carelessness from people who could make much more.
Everybody knows who is mafia and who is not. But only when the mafia member already committed a crime that he/she is captured and put into prison.
Policemen wait for them to commit the crimes, than they arrest them.
This is wrong.
[edit on 13-7-2010 by Zagari]
[edit on 13-7-2010 by Zagari]
You can't arrest people on the basis they MIGHT commit a crime. You can only arrest people after they commit a crime, if the prior was correct, then we would all be in jail/prison on the fact we might commit a crime sometime.
Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity." RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.