18 magistrates and a pigeon

On Corriere.it there’s a story that epitomize the Judicial system in Italy: on June 6th 2010 a man shot a pigeon from a window of his flat in Milan. He get the bird that fall in the courtyard of a nearby building. People living in that building, claiming the man has been shooting at pigeons for sometime, call the police. He is brought in a court that fines him for € 8.000,00.

He appeal the sentence and, in a loop of sentences and appeal, the man is still waiting for a final verdict today. The pigeon cause has been around courts for almost 5 years and has been “managed” by 18 different magistrates. (italiangoogletransalted)


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