Justice Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri announced that Italian prosecutors who have received Mafia threats against their lives will receive increased security as reported by ANSA.
Imprisoned boss Salvatore "Toto" Riina from Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia was caught on a wiretapped conversation with another mafioso gloating over his 1992 murders of Italian judges Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone in separate bomb attacks, and threatening a renewed stragismo or "strategy of terror" against law enforcement as reported by ANSA: "the conversations held in November last year between Riina and boss Alberto Lorusso from the Puglia-based Sacra Corona Unita mafia were entered into evidence for an ongoing Palermo trial into alleged secret negotiations between the Italian State and the Mafia two decades ago."
Among the many myths perpetuated by the Mafia and their degenerate groupies is that law enforcement is untouchable.
Even in the United States the wise guys have not hesitated to threaten and whack cops and prosecutors.
For example, Colombo boss Joel Cacace is serving a 20-year term for ordering a 1987 hit against federal prosecutor William Aronwald in which the mob buster's elderly father instead was mistakenly whacked, and Bonanno boss Vincent Basciano once had federal judge Nicholas Garaufis on a hit list according to law enforcement. Reputed Gambino associate John Micali has a tattoo on his back which illustrates an execution-style killing with the caption "kill all the police with a shot in the head."
Wise guys as honorable men living pursuant to a gangland code? Only in a Hollywood movie.