Macerata, February 3, 2018. Around 11 am, Luca Traini leaves his house, takes the car, stops at the bar and at a gas station announcing that he is going to “shoot the niggers”, then he goes to Macerata. He wanders the streets of downtown and begins his “hunt”, armed with a semi-automatic gun. He starts firing from the window of the car, choosing his targets, one by one, from among the black passers-by that come into his sights. There are about thirty shots, some of which hit a woman and five black men. What he’s staging, before he is arrested, is a real racist display. Luca Traini is accused of massacre, illegal carrying of weapons and damage with the aggravating circumstance of “racial hatred”. Traini, as it will be ascertained later, is not a madman, but he is lucid and in full possession of his capacities. The thesis of “madness” and revenge sustained in the first hours, and the account of apology and repentance, proposed with great visibility on the two sentences, are two complementary moments in the story. They serve to seal a well-known interpretative “thesis”, the one that on the occasion of the most serious racist violence tries to bring them back to the frame of the “fear” perceived in the country. To explore both the attempt to liquidate the violent raid of that day as the isolated gesture of a madman and the judicial process, download the contribution below.