Skip to comments.‘Unimaginable:’ Italy mourns 3-year-old killed in suspected mafia hit
Posted on 01/30/2014 11:55:22 AM PST by Olog-hai
Mafia killings dont typically shock Italiansas 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 grievingfor a 3-year-old child.
Nicola Coco Campolongo was shot in the head along with his grandfather, Giuseppe Iannicelli, and his grandfathers 27-year-old companionvictims of an apparent mob hit over money. [ ]
The killing even caught the attention of Pope Francis, who called Cocos death unprecedented. He asked worshipers at his Sunday address to say a prayer for Coco and called on the boys killers to repent for their crimes. [ ]
In the wake of Cocos killing, Interior Minister Alfano Angelino and National Police Chief Alessandro Pansa signed an emergency protocol in the childs name to ensure the protection of childrens rights.
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They didn't already have a law against murdering children?
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.
Same kind of logic that was behind the failed gun-grabbing initiative in this country, looks like to me.
This isn’t your father’s Mafia.
It makes everybody feel better to pass a ‘protocol’, don’t you know?
So if the kid hand’t been killed it would have just been business as usual?
Begs the question, doesn’t it.
Yep - now they suddenly show a ‘moral compass’.
typo s/b “hadn’t”
Even Tony Montana (Say hello to my little friend) would not allow that!
Whomever did the shooting will be dumped off at a police station quite dead in order to take the heat off.
Their justice system is a mess. They allow this forever but will try Amanda Knox over and over until they get a conviction.
Sounds more like Colombia.
Yes; double jeopardy for Amanda Knox and mafia murders of non-children is just fine.
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.
Triple jeopardy. She was convicted once, acquitted once, and now on trial a third time.
For the corrupt Italian government to be shocked by the mafia is stupidly laughable.