“No gray area, no silence or tacit connivance: either you are against the mafia or you are accomplices of the mafia. There are no alternatives”. This was stated by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, in his speech in the bunker hall of Palermo during the commemorations for the Capaci massacre 29 years after the death of judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and the men of the escort Vito Schifano, Rocco Dicillo, Antonio Montinaro. Read also “The wave of indignation and general emotion, aroused after the very serious attacks on Falcone and Borsellino, the cry of pain and protest that arose from free and honest Italians has become movement, passion, action. They have taken root solid in society. With patient and incessant work, they have contributed to breaking the chains of fear, reticence, ambiguity, conformity, silence, complicity “, the words of the President of the Republic.” The mafia is certainly afraid of efficient law enforcement agencies, capable of opposing and repressing illegal activities. But this fear also warns her in the face of rejection and contempt on the part of citizens and, above all, of young people “, explained Mattarella, adding:” the mere doubt that justice may not always be exercised exclusively on the basis of the law causes disturbance. If the judiciary lost credibility in the eyes of public opinion, it would weaken even that the fight against crime and the mafia “.” Civil society looks with gratitude to figures of magistrates like Falcone and Borsellino. It looks at you as lessons that allow you to nurture trust in justice administered in the name of the Italian people. In the opposite direction, feelings of opposition, disputes, divisions, controversies within the judiciary undermine the prestige and authority of the Judicial Order “, the warning.
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