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megimoo
06-23-2011, 10:35 PM
The mayor of Naples on Thursday ordered armed guards to escort garbage trucks around his city, warning that organised crime rings were fomenting a grave waste crisis that is putting residents at risk.

"The environmental and sanitary situation is serious. There is a real risk for the health of citizens. The situation is made more difficult because the garbage is being set on fire," Luigi de Magistris told reporters.

"We will ask the police to provide an armed guard for the trucks," he said after signing an order that will enforce the new measure for 30 days.

Naples is the stronghold of the Camorra -- a powerful international crime syndicate with a wide range of activities including drug trafficking, as well as major interests in construction, import-export and waste disposal.....De Magistris said the Camorra was against him because he wanted an "environmental revolution" that would enforce legislation on recycling garbage and therefore take a chunk of traditional revenues away from the Camorra.

The newly-elected leftist mayor of the southern Italian city also accused Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his government of failing to help....."Berlusconi has shown with his actions that he doesn't give a damn about Naples. He has washed his hands of it like Pontius Pilate," he said.


http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.e4a5c99551e28f7d9fd2b30cb3dcbf7 8.b01&show_article=1

SarasotaRepub
06-24-2011, 07:32 AM
I thought this was a Florida story for a sec...:eek::D

bijou
06-24-2011, 09:55 AM
I thought this was a Florida story for a sec...:eek::D

The original Naples is in a different league of dysfunction to any Johnny-come-lately Florida city.

Odysseus
06-24-2011, 10:58 AM
The newly-elected leftist mayor of the southern Italian city also accused Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his government of failing to help....."Berlusconi has shown with his actions that he doesn't give a damn about Naples. He has washed his hands of it like Pontius Pilate," he said.

That's just trash talk. :D

Apache
06-24-2011, 03:21 PM
That's just trash talk. :D

:rolleyes::p:D

Bailey
06-24-2011, 04:54 PM
The original Naples is in a different league of dysfunction to any Johnny-come-lately Florida city.

I was in Naples as a young lad of 15 back in the 80's and they warned us then to hold onto our camera bags or wallets and purses(for the ladies) when we got off the tour bus. lol