"More fundamentally, the Camorra is simply a part of life."
April 10, 2012 8:39 AM Subscribe
The Camorra Never Sleeps
posted by the man of twists and turns (29 comments total)
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: "The Camorra is not an organization like the Mafia that can be separated from society, disciplined in court, or even quite defined. It is an amorphous grouping in Naples and its hinterlands of more than 100 autonomous clans and perhaps 10,000 immediate associates, along with a much larger population of dependents, clients, and friends. It is an understanding, a way of justice, a means of creating wealth and spreading it around. It has been a part of life in Naples for centuries—far longer than the fragile construct called Italy has even existed. At its strongest it has grown in recent years into a complete parallel world and, in many people’s minds, an alternative to the Italian government, whatever that term may mean."
Journeyman News: The Curse of the Camorra
(YT, March 2009).
Short blog post
via Mental Floss, with the trailer for Gomorrah
, an Italian-language film set in Naples. Gomorrah
was based on the book
of the same name by Robert Saviano
Last month, 16 judges were arrested
near Naples, Italy, with over $1.3 billion in assets seized.