During the first evening of the event “The narration of the South”, which precedes the three days of the International Annual Meeting SudeFuturi III – (R) we innovate the South, which will be held at Castello Ruffo di Scilla between 9 and 11 September , there was also talk of violence against women and their safety. “The mafia no longer kills because it is easier to bribe – declared Nicola Gratteri, public prosecutor at the Court of Catanzaro. Statistically, there are now more deaths at home than murder with firearms. I want to give advice to women: go away at the first act of violence, don’t go to the last date. When the ex-husband, partner or boyfriend begs you, don’t go because it is a trap: he will kill you. There is nothing to clarify, it is clarified before a judge, lawyers, social workers, never alone. When a husband or wife beats the other, it is time to leave ”. With respect to the Zappalà affair, Gratteri clarifies: “The trial system does not allow the stalker to be arrested. If I don’t find him in the house with weapons in hand, I can’t arrest him. And anyway, if he has decided that he must kill his ex-wife, partner or girlfriend, house arrest will certainly not stop him. The system should allow me to fear them in prison, but it doesn’t. It is useless to blame the magistrate and the prosecutor: there were no conditions for house arrest. This is how things are: either we give more possibilities to arrest for this type of crime or this is the system ”. Among the protagonists of the book by Gratteri and Nicaso there is also Lea Garofalo, witness of justice. She too trusted her ex-partner, who asked her for an appointment to talk about her daughter Denise and her trust was fatal. “That of the mafia that respects women is a myth – points out Antonio Nicaso, an expert on mafias and organized crime, connected in live streaming from Toronto – For the mafia, women must only be wives and mothers. When they want to be women they no longer have the right of citizenship, as unfortunately the story of Lea Garofalo shows ”.
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