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Then came the shocking case of Gelsomina Verde, the young woman kidnapped, tortured and killed because she was mistakenly thought to be the ex-girlfriend of a marked Camorrista.In June this year another innocent member of the public, Andrea Nollino, was murdered while opening his bar.Ennio Petricciuolo is one of the teachers at a nearby school, the Instituto Professionale di Miano, who runs extra-curricular activities to keep local youngsters on the straight and narrow.His Bellezza e Dignita project encourages young people to make anti-mob videos."We work with difficult kids.But as you visit the social wreckage of the Secondigliano and speak to the people who mourn loved ones and flit nervously around according to unspoken curfews, it's not the C-word that increasingly comes to mind, but the D-word.Decriminalisation instead of prohibition has been touted by Italy's Radical Party since the 1970s.Following the murder of Paquale Romano on the 15 October, 2,000 local people came to the funeral to show their solidarity.But even this event wasn't without controversy; Mr Romano's parents complained that the priest had conspicuously failed to mention the word "Camorra" once in his speech.
From his concrete bunker in Scampia, Mr Spina says that since taking the job five years ago he's managed to close down many of the drug-dealing squares and premises."Having them exist is an affront and is not acceptable," he says.
In the area known as Italy's drug supermarket, locals are more concerned about avoiding inclusion on the growing list of those caught in the crossfire."Life is cheap here," said Pasquale Scherillo, the owner of a driving school in the adjacent street. Yesterday, when they killed the latest one, people brought their children to see."They were just standing there with babies, allowing them to look, with the blood covering his head," . When, on 6 December eight years ago, Mr Scherillo's law-abiding 26-year-old brother Dario was shot dead not far from their office by two gunmen, the bullets were aimed at him.
Dario Scherillo simply had the misfortune to own a motor scooter that was the same make and colour as one belonging to a local pusher whose assassination had been ordered by a Camorra boss.
Amalia De Simone is a journalist who has doggedly reported for Corriere della Sera on organised crime in Northern Naples for years, despite death threats."What's hard to appreciate is the level of organisation," she said. Amalia De Simone describes it as "an alternative welfare system – a corrupt, violent and utterly reprehensible one, but one that functions where the state doesn't".
Indicative of the moral degradation is the ease with which 12-year-old look-outs and 14-year-old drug runners are becoming 16-year-old killers.