Cool documentary from Australia’s ABC station on the Italian Camorra, known as the Neapolitan (Naples, Italy) version of the Mafia. The Camorra is known for having a non-traditional, horizontal organized structure as opposed to the vertical, military style structure we are used to organized crime groups having here in the states.
An explanation from the ABC website:
An investigation exposing how Italy’s most ruthless organised crime syndicate has taken over one of the country’s most beautiful cities, killing its citizens and poisoning its water, making massive amounts of money and effectively operating an alternative government.
Italians are no strangers to organised crime and violence. Each region of Italy has spawned its own version of the Mafia. In Sicily, it is the Cosa Nostra. In Calabria, it is the Ndrangheta. The Camorra is the Naples mafia. Over the past three decades it has been responsible for the death of 3,000 people. Anyone who opposes the Camorra’s rule becomes a target. Few are brave enough to resist its demands. Despite suffering setbacks at the hands of a few committed investigators, it remains as strong as ever.
Click this link to watch the full 45 minute documentary: http://bit.ly/qVpxEH