“The Meloni government was not wrong about raves. Do you want to do drugs? You do it in your home.” This is how Nicola Gratteri promotes the decree which introduced the crime of illegal gathering after the clearing of an area near Modena at the end of October. The chief prosecutor of Catanzaro, guest of the LA7 political talk “Otto e Mezzo”, Thursday 24 November, said he agreed with the Minister of Justice Carlo Nordio on the need to decriminalize some crimes on condition that sanctions are simultaneously applied administrative.
Then he went into detail about the first act of Prime Minister Meloni’s executive and explained its rationale: “The law was written quickly and in a technically non-impeccable way, this is true. You all cried foul about the high 6-year sentence, but that statutory sentence does not mean that there will be such a sentence, it means that wiretapping can be done. She had to be kept, she was right! Only with the interceptions before the meeting can I understand if something is being organized wrong “.
The director of “La Stampa”, Massimo Giannini, ventured: “But isn’t that a bit exaggerated for a party?” and Gratteri silenced him: “This summer there was a rave in Viterbo and the owner of the area suffered 300 thousand euros in damages. This is not tolerable. Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a poor wretch who has seen land and fields invaded, who has suffered devastation and a series of thefts. Why do we have to tolerate these things? There are discos.”
The prosecutor overwhelmed the studio with his decisive attitude: “I cannot allow someone to occupy private spaces because they want to take drugs or listen to music. Are you on drugs? You do it in your home and on your private properties! We must have respect for the work and property of others. Wiretapping is an investigation technique and is done on people we think are committing a crime, we certainly don’t have time to listen to anyone who doesn’t represent a risk”.