Saturday, April 04, 2009
Roman police find sewer childrenA nonsequitur. I was going to comment on an epidemic of mass murder. Does it make any difference if we know the murderer's motive? Anger at injustice actual or imagined; a drug deal gone bad; revenge on family, kill the father, the mother; the failures of God; the commands of God.
Italian police have found more than 100 immigrants, including 24 Afghan children, living in the sewer system beneath railway stations in Rome.
The children range in age from 10 to 15 years and are now being looked after by the city's social services.
They were found when the railway police followed up reports of children living near the city's stations.
The police say they do not speak Italian and broke into the sewers by removing manhole covers.
It is the sewer children we should fear. They are real, invisible, beneath our feet.