Italy to fingerprint all Roma?
by kosnomore, Sun Jun 29, 2008 at 08:21:33 AM EDT
The neo fascist Roberto Maroni, Italy's interior minister from the neo fascist anti-immigrant Northern League party, coalition partner in neocon Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's conservative government, (member in chief of our not so willing anymore coalition of the willing) has a nifty proposal to fight street crime in Italy - - a census, including the fingerprinting, of every Roma aka "gypsy" in Italy, man, woman and child. According to Maroni, this will serve "to avoid phenomena such as begging".
Of course, Maroni has taken no action to defend the Roma community from unwarranted attacks, including those in Naples that forced the evacuation of Roma "after attackers set huts on fire and angry residents in neighboring areas protested against the alleged attempt by a Gypsy woman to kidnap a baby". Nor did he intervene in response when Roman authorities illegally "raided a camp to check for proper papers".
So, two generations after the fall of Italy's Nazi/fascist dictatorship, W's Italian allies are "protecting" the Roma community, not by defending them from government intrusion or popular violence and blood libels, but by registering and fingerprinting the entire Roma community, man, woman and child.
Thank God we live in America! A country with strong Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment protections! With a Congressional leadership that would never allow any American government to violate its citizens' privacy rights or protections from cruel and unusual punishment, in which Muslims would never be disrespected or harassed or citizens thrown into Gitmo without habeas corpus protection . . . never mind. But let's all laugh at the Italians. We're so much better than them!
"Italian official proposes fingerprinting Gypsies"