Italy allows vigilantes for first time since Mussolini's Blackshirts





Italy has sanctioned the creation of vigilante patrols for the first time since Benito Mussolini's notorious Blackshirt volunteer militia.

A new law gives an official stamp of approval to vigilante groups that have sprung up in several Italian cities, especially in the northern strongholds of the Right-wing, anti-immigrant Northern League.

The vigilantes will be able to alert police to public order offences or suspected criminals but do not have the power of arrest.



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john richard barker - 5/16/2009

we do not have or need such groups in america! right?

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