I have a new opinion of Italian justice

In 2009 there was a major earthquake in the town of L’Aquila in Italy. The next year six scientists along with a government official were charged with manslaughter for failing to predict the earthquake. The trial lasted more than a year and in the end all participants were convicted. The prosecutors asked for a four year prison sentence and the judge handed down SIX year terms. It took another two years before the scientists were acquitted but the guilty verdict for the government official ¬†was upheld.

(Magazine – Smithsonian – June 2015)

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