Italian prosecutors rummaging social networks in search of details that could help them in the arrest of a new generation of mobs who reject traditional values. Discretion and respect the code of silence not bring society.
After years of Cosa Nostra members communicated only through tickets encoded, their younger followers began to brag on Facebook with their wealth and power they have contempt for the prosecutors who tried to arrest them, according to The Telegraph.
Such a mafia in Palermo, Domenico Palazzotto, aged 28 years, has created a Facebook page under an assumed name, where he posted pictures of boats driving a limo, drinking champagne and expensive.
Young, who is known to participate in raising money for "protection" in Arenella, one of the suburbs of Palermo using your Facebook account and uttered insults at police and to exchange messages with another young man who wanted become mafia.
"We need to send a resume?" Ask the aspirant. "Yeah, man. Want to see your record. Not take people with clean records," replied jokingly Palazzotto.
In one of the videos he posted one of his group members Palazzotto shouting "I am Godfather" and Palazzotto intervenes: "Well, I'm the original".
A police source in Palermo suggested that investigators use Facebook to search the mobsters who have accounts under false names. Salvatore D'Alessandro, a group member's Palazzotto, he posted it on Facebook and magnification thoughts, speaking of ambition to climb the hierarchy.
"Now, just one small shark hunting in the depths. But the time comes when I rise to the surface and I will not have mercy on anyone," wrote D'Alessandro.
"Activate online was unthinkable for the old guard. Former bosses lived on farms and ate bread, cheese and vegetables without using phone and relying only on written notes which he transmitted orders," said a policeman who did not he gave the name.
"The new generation uses Facebook, get on Twitter and send WhatsApp messages to look like going to the best clubs, beaches and restaurants, because they think it's the best way to get respect. Problem is that leave marks and they were arrested, "the police said.
Palazzotto is one of the 95 mobsters arrested in June in Palermo in "Operation Apocalypse," which aimed to decapitate the leadership of the Sicilian Mafia.
Investigators have shown that a key figure in the revival of the local mafia was Palazzotto's cousin, Gregorio Palazzotto, aged 37, who runs the business from prison.
Facebook User's constant, Gregorio was using his account to insult traitors offering evidence the prosecution. "I'm not afraid of handcuffs, but I'm afraid of those who play to get rid of them," Gregorio wrote on Facebook in prison.