“I hear many sociological analyses, many intellectuals busy illustrating the reasons, the best minds of the nation intent on digging into the deepest reasons – writes the first citizen of Nerazzurri on social media – while every day the news tells increasingly absurd and painful stories”. «Here – adds Mellone – with the pragmatism that everyone recognizes in me, I think that the mental hospitals should be reopened (or whatever the hell you want to call them!), because the streets are full of genuine madmen and, to listen to the respectable people, the poor people cry bitter tears.”
The mayor of Nardò, therefore, concludes: «And I also think that education should be reformulated, teaching and blah blah blah…. but then, faced with heinous crimes like this – when there is no doubt about the author! – I am for the death penalty. Death penalty for feminicides and any similar crime. Now and forever”. Mayor Mellone’s comment has received both consensus and opposition among his followers. Many share his thoughts; many others, however, express their opposition, hoping instead for the certainty of punishment and life imprisonment, without discounts, for those responsible for feminicides. And they remind us that “even justice can err” and that in the face of costly dramatic gestures one cannot respond “with the same lack of humanity”.