Italy Deploys 20,000 Law
Enforcement Officers to Protect Individuals and
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Italy deploys 20,000 to protect sensitive targets
Italy increased security Thursday at 14,000
sites, and assigned bodyguards
to protect 550 individuals
after a nuclear energy company official was shot and letter bombs directed to the tax collection agency.
Under the enhanced measures,
Interior Minister Anna
Maria Cancellieri deployed
20,000 law enforcement officers to protect individuals and sensitive sites. In addition, 4,200 military personnel already assigned throughout Italy will be
redeployed according to
Authorities will also increase intelligence to "neutralize" the risk of
subversive actions "that can
be nourished in moments
of tension," the statement added.
Taxed Out of House and Home
In response to Tax Collection Violence in Italy:
Mail Bombs in Rome, Police Clashes in Naples,
Molotov Cocktails in Livorno I received an email from Frank who lives in Canada but owns property in Italy writes ...
Trust me, it really is that bad.
I have a condo on the Adriatic
in Italy, and lots of family
still there. The local
municipal property tax, called Imposta Comunale Immobili (ICI), is paid by anyone
who owns property or land, whether they are a resident or not.
Recently, property taxes
have gone up fast. Property
is now being reassessed at the "real" value instead
of the "official" (wink) value.
TV shows highlight the plight
of elderly who have had to move out of their own homes into nursing homes because they could not pay property taxes.
My uncle has 6 apartments which he's owned for many years. He and his children live in 4 and he collects
rent on the other 2 to
live on. He is getting hammered.
He lived and worked in
Canada most of his life
but returned to Italy because his daughter
married an Italian.
Now he desperately wants to return to
Canada, but it's impossible to sell