In an article titled “Italy: soldiers deployed to fight street crime”, the reporter describes the government measures used to fight this ‘street crime’.
..some 400 men and women are deployed at subway and railway stations and at an immigrant center. They are not expected to be immediately deployed in the capital’s historic center.
In Milan, they are patrolling the Duomo cathedral and sensitive sites such as the U.S. consulate and the synagogue.
Lt. Col. Mario Busi says the deployment of soldiers — 3,000 in total — began Monday and will continue through the week.
Okay, I live in the NY area, where we know something about street crime. If you’re having a few extra cops patrolling dark alleys and bad neighborhoods, you’re talking about street crime. If you’re sending 3,000 soldiers into an area to protect cathedrals, synagogues and the American embassy, you’re talking about fighting Islamist terrorism.
Do they think they’re fooling people by re-labeling the problem?