Angelino Jolie

I’m publishing the text of Marco Travaglio’s presentation. “Good day to all,
Some friends of Voglioscendere and of Beppe’s blog are asking me: “Don’t always give us bad news. Every so often give us some good news!” Today I want to do that, because I am really ecstatic about this. We have a Minister who is fantastic. It is true that the government leaves a bit to be desired, but there is one who, truly makes up for the others because he is grand. It is Angelino Jolie, called Alfano. He is truly a genius. We treated him badly in the last “passaparola”, but this time we have to change our minds. Here we have a superior brain. A great reformer, an innovator. A man who invents futuristic solutions for problems that unfortunately no one has ever managed to solve.
Just think, yesterday, that is on a Sunday as well, he donates his Sundays to us for free – it sprung to his mind how to resolve the problem of the overcrowding of the prisons. That of course is returning just as it did two years ago, in spite of the extra large mega Great Pardon, that he himself voted for, among other things, given that it was a speciality of the Centre Left and in reality it was voted for by part of the Centre Left and a part of the Centre Right, including Forza Italia and including Alfano. In fact, it was really Forza Italia that insisted that the Great Pardon was for three years, otherwise Previti would be still under house arrest – and he’s not well – poor man.
What did he think up on Sunday? Just like that as soon as he woke up, he gets these illuminating flashes of lightening that are really brilliant. He thought that by expelling the non-EU detainees and by giving electronic bracelets to a series of convicts with short sentences or those with only a few more years to serve in prison before getting out, he could thin out the prisons and return them to having a fullness that is proportional to their capacity. You know that our prisons to say a lot can hold 40 to 45 thousand prisoners, and right now we have almost 60 thousand and it’s calculated that in a couple of years we’ll have even 70 to 75 thousand, that is almost double their capacity, in relation to the places in cells.
Let’s start at the beginning. Because in Italy, every year the problem of the overcrowding of prisons is put forward, even though Italy has seen 40 or so measures of amnesty and pardons in 60 years. Otherwise, obviously we would have “explosions” in prisons if we had not every so often released the pressure with measures of amnesty and pardons with this frequency that – you understand – is the frequency of once every one and a half years. Once every one and a half years, in Italy, you have the certainty that thousands of criminals are set free. Which is, among other things, an invitation to commit crime. It means that if someone gets caught at regular intervals he never serves the whole sentence, because an amnesty or a pardon always gets triggered. In any case, Alfano is repentant about the Great Pardon. “It has been useless”; he told Previti that it had been of no use. For Previti it has been extremely useful! And also for all the delinquents who have got out and who have been able to return to their old habits and in part, but only in part, have been recaptured, the Great Pardon has been very useful. It has been less useful to the victims of their crimes. Just the other day it was calculated that more than a third of those who got out for the Great Pardon thanks to Mastella who lauded that measure and is keen to give it his name, went back to committing crime, have been caught and taken back inside. Which makes us think that just as many, at least another third, have returned to committing crime and have not been caught. Imagine almost 50,000 people who got out of prison or who saw the revocation of alternative sentences, of being put under the control of criminal justice control services or under house arrest, what a party! OK, now they are all repentant. “That’s enough with pardons, let’s have electronic bracelets and the expulsion of non-EU citizens”. What an idea! No one had ever thought of that! At least that’s what Angelino Jolie believes, as he’s like a man from Mars who has just landed on the Earth: he hasn’t got the faintest idea that what he is putting his hands to right now is a topic that has been under debate for decades. There are his illustrious (or nearly) predecessors, who had already said: “expulsions and bracelets!” Because no one was convinced but they had to do it for Previti, to send home the delinquents. The problem is that the two solutions thought up by Alfano, have not only already been looked at but they have already been rejected because they are no use. We have arrived at the umpteenth announcement of something that will never be done, at least we hope so, because if it is done it will be like a camouflaged pardon. You know that this government is great at doing “lifting”, anyway its President, with transplants and “lifting” is all fake and doesn’t even have a square centimetre of original skin. But legislative lifting is the speciality of this government.

Do you realise whose hands we are in? And these claim to be the government of security.
What’s more, this affects 4700 convicted people, non-EU citizens to be repatriated, and we are talking about an enormous problem like that of the prisons which, if we get to 75 thousand prisoners, removing 5 thousand means going down to 70 thousand. What have we resolved? Nothing, because we still have almost 30 thousand in excess. And what will we do with those? You will realise that here we need seriousness, elbow grease, a policy that examines the problems on the basis of scientific data and not on the basis of fairy stories and above all that we don’t entrust them to men from Mars. Basically, we should become a serious country governed by serious people. These are clowns who unfortunately put their hands into our life and our security. Spread the word. “

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I thought Italy had ratified the principle of NON REFOULMENT! Ooops, what a moron I am.We only want bills that ' adjust' our own problems...What was that interceptions bill about????And the Mills'trial?....Will CASA DELLA LEGALITA' ever succeed in their goals? Im desperately trying to...come to terms with my viewpoints.
Do not forget about ART. 19 of the UDHR.
Honestly, i feel we are doing whatever possible to become as close to ThAN Shwe AS POSSIBLE...
But again....i am a little being with no knowledge and no degrees

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