Thursday, July 20, 2006

Italian slave labor camp raided

Organized crime is a perennial problem, but the arrogance of the bastards is shocking sometimes. I hope these guys get to spend a long time in a small cell.
Polish farmworkers who travelled to southern Italy were kept in a "concentration camp" where they were fed on little more than bread and water, expected to labour in the fields for up to 15 hours a day, and beaten by guards who called themselves kapos, it was revealed yesterday...

Poland's police chief, Marek Bienkowski, said: "Workers were beaten with cudgels and monitored by armed guards with dogs. Cases of rape have also come to light." He said some of the workers were forced into prostitution by the criminal gang that had lured them to Italy.|Guardian|

The fact that they called themselves kapos after Nazi concentration camp guards is especially troubling. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but it makes me think that racism is alive and well in Europe.

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