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‘Unimaginable:’ Italy mourns 3-year-old killed in suspected mafia hit
Cable News Network ^ | 7:50 AM EST, Thu January 30, 2014 | Barbie Nadeau and Sarah Aarthun

Posted on 01/30/2014 11:55:22 AM PST by Olog-hai

Mafia killings don’t typically shock Italians—as disturbing as the occasional hit may be, the tragedy usually affects only friends and families of the victims. But a cold-blooded point-blank killing this month in southern Italy has a nation grieving—for a 3-year-old child.

Nicola “Coco” Campolongo was shot in the head along with his grandfather, Giuseppe Iannicelli, and his grandfather’s 27-year-old companion—victims of an apparent mob hit over money. […]

The killing even caught the attention of Pope Francis, who called Coco’s death “unprecedented.” He asked worshipers at his Sunday address to say a prayer for Coco and called on the boy’s killers to repent for their crimes. […]

In the wake of Coco’s killing, Interior Minister Alfano Angelino and National Police Chief Alessandro Pansa signed an emergency protocol in the child’s name to ensure the protection of children’s rights. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childmurder; italy; mafia; ndrangheta; popefrancis

1 posted on 01/30/2014 11:55:22 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Interior Minister Alfano Angelino and National Police Chief Alessandro Pansa signed an emergency protocol in the child’s name to ensure the protection of children’s rights ...

They didn't already have a law against murdering children?

2 posted on 01/30/2014 11:56:45 AM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: Olog-hai

I used to look down upon the Italians for putting up with such immorality and crime.

But, after seeing the slime that rules New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California (just to mention the top few septic tanks) , I’m ready to move to Italy.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 12:01:24 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Tax-chick

Same kind of logic that was behind the failed gun-grabbing initiative in this country, looks like to me.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 12:01:29 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This isn’t your father’s Mafia.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 12:02:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tax-chick

It makes everybody feel better to pass a ‘protocol’, don’t you know?


6 posted on 01/30/2014 12:04:58 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: Olog-hai

So if the kid hand’t been killed it would have just been business as usual?


7 posted on 01/30/2014 12:11:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Begs the question, doesn’t it.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 12:12:55 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yep - now they suddenly show a ‘moral compass’.

Bizarre world.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 12:13:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

typo s/b “hadn’t”


10 posted on 01/30/2014 12:14:07 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

Even Tony Montana (Say hello to my little friend) would not allow that!


11 posted on 01/30/2014 12:18:44 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Olog-hai

Whomever did the shooting will be dumped off at a police station quite dead in order to take the heat off.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 12:38:48 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Da Coyote
I used to look down upon the Italians for putting up with such immorality and crime.

Their justice system is a mess. They allow this forever but will try Amanda Knox over and over until they get a conviction.

13 posted on 01/30/2014 12:44:10 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Olog-hai

Calabria?

Sounds more like Colombia.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 12:52:10 PM PST by moovova
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To: pepsi_junkie

Yes; double jeopardy for Amanda Knox and mafia murders of non-children is just fine.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 12:53:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Da Coyote

You’re OK with a country that allows double jeopardy in its “justice” system? There’s a reason we have such a clause in the Fifth Amendment.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 12:55:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Triple jeopardy. She was convicted once, acquitted once, and now on trial a third time.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 2:44:16 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Olog-hai

For the corrupt Italian government to be shocked by the mafia is stupidly laughable.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 6:49:04 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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