Parents are also attacked, but doctors rule out sexual violence
NAPLES. Scenes from dark centuries between the Sails of Scampia, where in two different raids, between yesterday and the day before yesterday, three people risked lynching because they were held responsible for sexual abuse of children. The images of the latest attack – taken from several mobile phones – show a man forced to jump into a garbage can and the subsequent police intervention that rescues him from the anger of the crowd.
A story that has few precedents and which, as the investigators themselves admit, is still to be clarified. In addition to what the videos tell, among the few certainties there is the identity of the victims, a 36 year old and a 28 year old who live in the Vela Celeste, a relative (her brother); and the children of the couple, three children who were immediately taken to the city’s pediatric hospital, whose doctors found traces of possible mistreatment (of bruises) but instead completely ruled out the hypothesis of sexual violence. Therefore, the news that had sparked the ire of the tower block turned out to be false. A fake news that was enough to send the three adults to the emergency room, and in particular the parents of the children who suffered serious damage from the beating. It went better for the children’s uncle – the one immortalized in the now viral videos – who, after being beaten up and pushed into the dumpster, was then saved by police intervention, not without difficulty: it took some time, in fact , to win the siege of the crowd and be able to take the man away: With extraordinary blood and cold, the agents prevented the situation from deteriorating further and, leaving the attacked inside, pushed the container to a safer area , where the man was finally transferred to an ambulance.
The origin and dynamics of the two attacks remain to be better understood, also because, as a long-time policeman pointed out: “That the crowd reacts emotionally to something that has just happened in front of them is one thing, but two expeditions “cold” punitive are another thing. It is necessary to understand if there is anyone behind this singular “revolt” ».
On the other hand, the comment of a resident of the neighborhood that over the decades has become the symbol of all the degraded suburbs of the world is of a completely different tone: “The violence of many against a defenseless person is always something bad, of a ‘ tribal incivility, but I also say that a possible excess of this type is better than complicit silence like the one that caused the tragedies in Parco Verde ». The reference is to the infamous district of Caivano (a town a few kilometers away) where in recent years a group of orcs has operated freely until the death of two children, Antonio Giglio and Fortuna Loffredo (both thrown from a terrace), broke, at least partially, the wall of silence.