Some documented cases
02-06-2018, San Calogero (VV) – Calabria
Source: La Repubblica
Sacko Soumayla, the twenty-nine-year-old Malian man union activist of USB, was killed by a shot from a long distance shotgun(60 meters) last night. The victim had got into the “Ex-Fornace”, an abandoned brick factory, together with two other compatriots, Madiheri Drame, 30, and Madoufoune Fofana, 27. They were looking for old sheets and other useful materials to build a makeshift shelter, when someone started firing. The first bullet hit Soumayla on his head, causing him to fall down. A bullet hit the leg of Madiheri Drame, while Madoufoune Fofana, the youngest, managed to find a safe place. There were other rifle shots before the (fair skin) man disappeared without leaving any trace. The only young man left unharmed called for help and the Carabinieri arrived soon after. Soumayla was transferred to the neurosurgery department of Reggio Calabria hospital, but despite the immediate surgery he couldn’t make it. Two days after the assassination, a 43-year-old farmer was arrested on charges of voluntary homicide. While searching in his house, the investigators found the same clothes described by the compatriots of Soumayla, still blood stained, in his washing machine. The magistrates of Vibo decided to speed the time up and issue the detention order as soon as possible, since there were reasonable fears that he could escape. According to the Carabinieri, the murderer reached the decision of “revenge” after an umpteenth theft occurred in the factory, supposedly at the hands of migrants.
03-06-2018, Naples (NA) – Campania
A 23-year-old Pakistani citizen, owner of a kebab shop in Corso Garibaldi, wasattacked and insulted by some strangers. According to the report acquired by the police, two people entered the club and hit the young man brandishing two helmets. The man was transported to the hospital, for him 30 days of prognosis. Investigations are under way to trace the authors of the aggression.
04-06-2018, Rome (RM) – Lazio
A 21-year-old young man from Bangladesh was insulted and assaulted while walking with one of his compatriots. The offender is a 16-year-old teenager, backed by some acquaintances. The victim was hit several times in the face with the intent to steal him mobile phone. The aggressor was blocked by the victim during the scuffle and handed over to the Carabinieri who intervened on the spot and were warned by some people who witnessed the scene. The accomplices, presumably 5 boys, according to the testimonies collected by the Carabinieri, managed to escape before the police arrival.
11-06-2018, Caserta (CE) – Campania
Source: La Repubblica
Two young Malian citizens, beneficiaries of a Sprar project, were approached by a black Fiat Panda around 10 pm. On board of the car were three young Italians who firedsome shots with a compressed air pistolshouting: “Salvini Salvini”. After hitting one of the Malians on his chest, injuring him slightly, the men on the Panda fired also towards the other migrant but the blow failed. The episode was reported by the social centre ‘Ex canapificio’, the ‘Caritas’ of Caserta, the Committee ‘Città viva’ and the Sprar project of Caserta. The two migrants filed a formal complaint with the help of a lawyer, and addressed the report against unknown suspects for the racist aggression.
12-06-2018, Genoa (GE) – Liguria
Source: La Repubblica
Jefferson Tomalà, a native boy from Ecuador, was shot deadby the police during a TSO (mandatory medical treatment), after the boy injured an officer. The prosecutor’s inquiries filed two reports in the register of suspects: one for the victim himself, who is investigated for attempted murder and the report related to his death. There was also the legal obligation of registering the agent who fired after seeing his colleague hurt. In order to protect all the parties involved, the Prosecutor wants to ascertain whether the police officer has exceeded in any way while using his gun, so if the followed procedures in intervening were correct, in particular the use of the stinging spray. For this reason, the policeman was listed on the register of suspects for manslaughter, referring to the crime of excess of legitimate self-defense. According to the lawyers: “there are reasonable data that let us question whether it was really necessary to shoot a 20-year-old boy, armed only with a kitchen knife”. The young man was not a criminal, there were at least eight agents at his house when the fact occur, and he was even hit at a man’s height, not on the lower parts or on his arms so to disarm him “.
13-06-2018, Sulmona (AQ) – Abruzzo
Two Italian men, armed with a knife, broke into a shelter for asylum seekers overnight. A guest of Nigerian origin was attacked and wounded by a cutting weapon. Taken to the hospital, he was medicated with some stitches and then discharged. According to a first reconstruction, the aggression was the consequence of a quarrel for futile reasons which took place in the city centre between some asylum seekers and two Sulmoneses. The young Italians entered the reception centre and wounded the migrant with a knife. The guests of the structure asked for help and attracted the attention of some neighbours who confirmed that they have long heard screams and shouts. The anti-crime team of the local police is now investigating the crime and should soon track the offenders who hurt the migrant.
15-06-2018, Naples (NA) – Campania
A 53-year-old Algerian citizen was crossing the zebra signs when a car almost hit him driving very fast. Luckily he managed to avoid the crash. The man protested fiercely and the three young men in the car(one of them a minor) got off the vehicle and insulted him, stabbing him several times with a blade in the abdomen. The man and some witnesses provided detailed descriptions of the attackers and the car in order to support the investigations. Three young men were arrested for the felony of attempted homicide.
16-06-2018, Catania (CT) – Sicily
A window cleaner appeared to be too insistent in proposing his services, up to the point when a man got out of the car holding an iron bar and started chasing him.The chase, started in the middle of the road, continued into a nearby supermarket, where the two came to hand. A few minutes later, police cars arrived on the spot. The young Nigerian migrant-worker was immobilized and, after several moments of tension, taken away by one of the cars. After a long interview, however, also the alleged aggressor was put on board of a patrol and according to a witness, his iron bar was seized.
16-06-2018, Rome (RM) – Lazio
A 30-year-old Bangladeshi merchant was busy closing his shop’s shutter when someone started to insult him from behind and then assaulted him.He was slammed against the shutter and hit with sticks on the face by a group of at least 7 people. Once on the ground, while bleeding, he was hit again with kicks and punches. Several people witnessed the scene and warned the police so to report such facts. The reasons for the attack remain unknown. The young man reported a broken nose and jaw, a swollen face, and other wounds on his face. Sshortly after the attack, the police officers managed to track down two members of the group. They were taken to the Commissariat and reported for aggravated injuries and damage in competition. Some neighbourhood residents took to the streets to demonstrate their closeness to the wounded merchant, and later organized a fund-raising event to help him rebuild the destroyed window of the market.
17-06-2018, Erba (CO) – Lombardy
In the afternoon an Italian citizen violently beat a 42-year-old foreign man who remained injured on his head in Piazza Padania. Evidence shows that the victim, who is now in the hospital with an emergency code, was slapped, punched and beaten with a cell phone. Rescuers arrived on spot immediately as some passers -by cried for help. Investigators argue that the attack was strike for trivial reasons but it was moved by a racist bias.
17-06-2018, Rome (RM) – Lazio
Three Italian teenagers attacked a 34-year-old Indian citizenwhile he was gathering with other Indian families in a green space next to a bar in via Scarpanto, not far from Jonio subway station. The group of Italian aggressors insulted the young man using racist phrases, then spat on him when both women and children were present and later beat him. He was struggling trying to understand the reason behind such a senseless aggression, when he was hit several times with a brass knuckle, and then left on the ground with a conspicuous wound on the nose. He was taken to Sandro Pertini Hospital in emergency and discovered he had a broken nasal bone. The man explained the Carabinieri hat he did not know the reasons for the gesture or the authors of the attack, then fled to Tufello. The complaint was reported only after the young man was released from the hospital.
17-06-2018, Cagliari (CA) – Sardinia
A boy of Dominican descent was attacked and violently beaten by three young man in the middle of the night in Via Crispi. The teenager was driving his scooter home after working in one of the Corso Vittorio restaurants. He stopped before the pedestrian crossing to let some people cross and he was attacked all of a sudden. He declared: “A young man, he must have been 18-20 years old, shouted something in Sardinian and hit me on the neck, right under the helmet. I got off the scooter and started running but I was chased and then beaten buy the three man. I ended up on the ground but I managed to get up. I cried for help several times but only after a while someone noticed what was happening…I have wounds on arms and neck and my right shoulder bone has almost came out”.
20-06-2018, Naples (NA) – Campania
Source: Il Fatto Quotidiano
“It was midnight, I had just finished working and I was going toward Corso Umberto when two people in a car fired at me with a shotgun. They laughed and left right away”. Konate Bouyagui, a Malian citizen of 22 years old, was victim of serious aggression. “I felt a pain in my stomach, blood was coming out and a friend of mine took me to the hospital. I reported everything to the police station” he said later showing the bandage under his shirt.
23-06-2018, Sassuolo (MO) – Emilia-Romagna
Last night in Piazza Garibarldi, two or three Italians insulted and attacked a foreign teenager after a quarrel. According to some testimonies, one of the Italians involved punched the young foreigner in the face, while another one was holding him so to prevent him from escaping. The police is investigating the matter.
23-06-2018, Palermo (PA) – Sicily
Last night in Piazza Sant’Anna, a group of young people went after a 33-year-old balloon seller originally from Bangladesh. At first they burst the balloons and then they went on physical violence. They attacked him and beat him (even with a chair) to make him lose his senses, and then they escaped. The injured person was transported to the General Hospital, and reported 8 days of prognosis for an injury with lacerations and bruisingon the chin.
25-06-2018, Giugliano (NA) – Campania
Munkail Kailu Osman, a farm worker with a regular residence permit, wasassaulted by three carabinieri officers, two marshals and a constable, who showed him their guns and a Koran. Without any specific reason, he was taken away to the carabinieri station. One of them told him: “Now that Salvini is in power and Renzi is not there, we’ll kick your ass!”. Osman spent a night in jail but after a prior investigation the judge did not validate his arrest. The carabinieri officers of the provincial area of Naples investigated for a long time the three officers involved and their conversations underwent telephone tapping. A few days later, the three were arrested for “making up” the evidence against the 37-year-old Ghanaian citizen, unjustly accused of being an “Islamic terrorist”. According to the story retraced by the accusation, the three officers placed in the man’s house some weapons and a fake plan to carry out an attack. They planned to arrest him so to receive an official award which would have benefited their career. They were arrested on charges of falsification, slander, illegal arms detention and possession.
29-06-2018, Sturno (AV) – Campania
Four men broke into a bar run by two Romanian women, aged 40 and 20years old, they drank until they got drunk and started to break glasses and utensils, shouting racist insults. Then they got undressed and tried to rape the owner and her daughter: “You got to do what Romanians women do” they said. The men are regular customers of the bar and so they were identified and reported for attempted sexual violence, private violence, threats, aggravated damage and fraudulent insolvency. All the crimes aggravated by the “purpose of discrimination and racial hatred”.