Starting in May, a bomb comes from the Interior Ministry, among the policemen who patrol the Chinatown area of Rome and Milan there will be four Chinese.
Apparently a giant step . For a country that until recently was convinced that a profession so delicate could only be done by an Italian. But is not so. Unfortunately, between the lines of the statement, we find that the Chinese in uniform will not be born here, they will be shipped from Beijing. Dazed by jet lag, disoriented by neighborhoods, language and culture they know little, will act as a bridge between the Italian colleagues and the “good” Chinese immigrants against the “bad.” Mission to define impossible is just a euphemism. Because it is based on a glaring oversight.
The story of the great countries of immigration , headed by the US, in fact, teaches that to learn, investigate and penetrate into foreign communities, instead of importing gendarmes from half the world, it is best to enlist into the police department the second generation of immigrants. Who better than a Chinese or Moroccan boy, who was born, lived and trained in Italy, and can establish a dialogue in uniform, can perform investigative activities, between two worlds and civilizations, that of origin and the host?
Here lies the big difference between the multi-ethnic police from the real Italian style.
The first is the natural offshoot of a big country of immigration. Able to adapt and update public administrations and institutions to the evolution of society.An alignment process, paved with many difficulties, but necessary.