Compulsory statute-barring

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If a parliamentarian is accused of some crime, it is in his interest not to be found guilty. It is perfectly human. That is precisely the reason for the introduction of the shameful laws that no one is ashamed of any longer. Laws that have also landed up benefiting all of the extra-parliamentary delinquents as well. A case of all or none. The statute of limitations is administered in the name of the sovereign criminal population. The reduction of the deadlines for statute barring is one of the preferred remedies for avoiding incarceration. The average period of time required for a court case to be concluded in Italy has now reached ten years and, with a good attorney like Previti on your side, a court case can go on for much longer. How many crimes go unpunished as a result of the statute of limitations? Who says 20%? Who says 50%? Who says 70%? You are all been too conservative! 95% of all crimes are statute barred, meaning that the offender will never be sentenced. He may well be guilty, but the legal system has run out of time. Court cases are delayed due to a lack of staff, due to the three-tier judicial system, due to the dossiers from the eighteen hundreds lying abandoned in the corridors, left to the rats instead of the computers, and due to the lack of finds. Statute barring makes these delays even shorter than the miniskirts. They have now gotten briefer than a tanga. Statute barring has become a right that is not denied to anyone, least of all people like Andreotti and Tar Head. It has become a decoration, much like the title of Commendatore or Cavaliere. Cavalier statute-barred by the Shameful Law. Now doesn’t that sound good? Bruno Tinti, Assistant Prosecutor with the Turin Public Prosecutors Office, writes in his book entitled Toghe Rotte (Broken Togas) that: “…it must be said that all contraventions relating to accident prevention, environmental, ecological and pollution matters, as well as all crimes involving corruption, financial fraud, tax fraud and others relating to abuse within the family and family welfare violations, all crimes involving false testimony, all crimes involving fraud, even those against the State or Public Bodies or the European Union, all these crimes, as well as many others that I have not even mentioned, will never be punished. No court cases relating to these crimes will ever be effectively concluded. No one who has gotten involved in one of these crimes will ever go to jail”.

Statute barring is like the wind
that absolves all the delinquents
the worst of these being in Parliament …

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Hello Robert Morrison
I am not sure if you already know but the profession of a lawyer should not be a cause of pride considering that you belong to that very set of people which includes Politicians, Priests or Religious Operators and anyone in the Legal Profession as yourself which makes the world the sad place it is. Would not the world be a better place without this lot? Some would tend to include Prostitutes as well but as a matter of fact prostitutes are by far more honourable than the above will ever be.
As for your beef about the correct translation of STATUTE BARRING this actually sounds more factual and appropriate than the legal terminology of Statute of Limitation which in true legalise terms means dick shit.
Perhaps being such a pompous arse you may offer your translation help for free. Would you?
If not please shut your big mouth and open it in a court of law if you find the courage to do so.
By the way you definately do not sound like a very nice guy.

Posted by: Maurizio Odello | May 7, 2008 02:52 PM

Again to the cretin who translates. "Statute-Barring" does not exist as a phrase in the English language. There is a "Statute of Limitations". Yes, I am a lawyer.

Posted by: Robert Morrison | May 6, 2008 01:27 PM

To the cretin who translates this blog into English. Do you actually know what a delinquent is? You moron, did you just look it up in your italian/english dictionary?

Posted by: Robert Morrison | May 6, 2008 01:17 PM

Beppe Grillo.

Vafanculo! Get a translator who actually knows and understands the English language.

I am tired of second guessing the meaning of what has been written. You make enough money out of this blog, at least have the decency of presenting it in a profesional manner.

Posted by: Robert Morrison | May 6, 2008 01:13 PM

Thanks LP. Most illuminating.
So basically this "SAPERCI FARE" by the Italian politicians shows the general cowardice of the populace who could also be too stupid to see the wood from the trees!!!
Whichever way one looks at this issue it is a rather sad state of affairs.
Viva the Italian MODERN FEUDAL SYSTEM. Viva

Posted by: Maurizio Odello | May 6, 2008 10:44 AM

Semplicemente allucinante il fatto accaduto a viterbo torturare una povera vittima bruciandogli i capelli....

Posted by: Pietro montis | May 5, 2008 06:56 PM

This sentence should have ended the comment below:

And Andreotti is endowed with plenty of "saperci fare"

Posted by: LP | May 5, 2008 05:38 PM

And Andreotti is endowed with plenty of "saperci fare."

Posted by: LP | May 5, 2008 05:34 PM

Maurizio, Americans call their their entrepreneurial and technical prowesses: "know how." Italian use "know how" for political prowess and call it: "saperci fare." The term is loaded with meanings and countermeanings. "Saperci fare" is political nihilism and how to ingratiate power. "Saperci fare" is knowing how to get away with political sins. "Saperci fare" is knowing how to fool the "populace". "Saperci fare" is knowing how to become the media's darling -as Andreotti enjoys being and the media is happy to oblige.

Posted by: LP | May 5, 2008 05:30 PM

Hy, I just wanted to ask the source of this information. Where those date come from? this 95% in particular...
I think that if we (grillini) want to be taken seriously we need strong arguments and strong references ...

Thank You

Posted by: Bruno Cavesso | May 5, 2008 02:16 PM

Can anyone explain how an internationally renowened thug, gangster and low life like Andreotti can be afforded the honour of a senator for life in the Italian parliament. Be allowed to air his views and taken seriously by the populace when all he deserves is the guillotine for all the crimes against the Italian people he has committed over the years?
Can anybody explain this please....

Posted by: Maurizio Odello | May 5, 2008 02:10 PM

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