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T': ", , 5"I"I,XLL 'I''. Hj'wl.,-" ....... , /.NC. I-?AUL JI'?FHO 6;: ?.!'t I COT,e, 5T X I. hhhl T THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 43 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 28, 2011 I $.30 A COPY Italian Polizia di Stato Visit Boston (Italian Nationwide Police Force) America Ain't What it Used to be When it Comes to Political Civility Recently, I listened to a statement made by U.S. Represenative Loretta Sanchez (D-California) about the debate over the president's Jobs Bill in which she stated, and I quote, opposition to the Jobs Bill is "fundamentally unpatriotic." Back when President. Bush was still in office, Demo- crats in Congress opposed to his ideas always rattled off how dissent was the "highest form of patriotism." Which is it? Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., (D-IIIinois) has his own jobs plan or perhaps jobless plan. He wants to give every unemployed American $40,000 a year to jumpstart the economy. Then of course there was former U.S. Speaker Nancy "Bella" Pelosi who said if a con- science amendment over abortion was "to be added to ObamaCare, there would be "women lay- ing on the floors" of our emergency rooms. These Democrats need to remember that it is okay to disagree with each other without calling the other side. vicious or unpatriotic. Meanwhile, the subject of this harsh language is Obama's push for ObamaCare and his $447 tril- lion Jobs Plan stimulus. He says it will stimulate the economy by putting 1.9 million jobless Ameri- cans back to work. If the first $876 trillion didn't work, why pour another $447 trillion into the mix? The bill failed the U.S. Senate because Sen- ate Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn't get enough Democratic U.S. senators to vote for the Democratic plan. Sarah Palin and Occupy Wall Street Republican icon Sarah Palin and the "Occupy" movement have much in common. Palin has always ranted against "Crony Capitalism." Occupy Wall Street rants against big banks, big finances and big credit card companies, so does Palin, except she adds big government to the mix. Obvi- ously, folks downtown at "Occupy Boston" don't see (Continued on Page 10) Italian Polizia di Stato were On October 6' 2011, a del- egation of .28 officers from the Italian Polizia di Stato (Italian Nationwide Police Force) arrived in the United States representing numer- ous cities and areas includ- ing: Rome, Milan, Pescara, Florence, Naples, Avellino, Genova and many more. First they met with the local Italian-American com- munity in the New Jersey area, followed by more offi- cial visits with the Ocean County Seaside and Morris County multi-agency police forces, including Morris County Sheriff, ICE and SWAT teams. On Sunday, October 9 th they marched with local law enforcements in East Hanover, New Jer- sey, followed by the Colum- bus Day parade along with the NYPD on Monday, Octo- ber I0 th on 5 a Avenue in New York City. The program brought them to the Boston area on Sunday, Octo- ber 16th where they were received by the Paesani d'Italia Association in Som- erville, MA and its president Mr. Rocco di Renzo. The Bos- ton leg of the visit was par- tially organized by L'oJack Corporation, a Massachu- setts company deeply in- volved with law enforcement agencies both within the United States and interna- tionally. At the Paesani d'Italia the Italian delega- tion met with many local Italian-American residents, including Chief Pasquarello welcomed at the State House by many dignitaries. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) from Somerville and Sena- tor DiDomenico. Monday, October 17 th was a busy day in Boston, MA. Escorted by vehicles from the Middlesex County Sheriff, as well as Boston PD motor- bikes, they first went to the State House on Beacon Street, where a meeting was held with representatives of the Massachusetts State Police, Sgt. Maloney and State Police Chaplain Bag- getta. Following an exchange of recognition and an event commemorating certificates, the delegation, accompanied by Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli and Michael Giacoppo, President of the Italian American Police Association of Massa- chusetts, visited the Senate and House. They were wel- comed by Senator Ross, Senator Tarr (Senate Spon- sor), Senator Hart, Senator DiDomenico, Representa- tive Donato and Representa- tive Ferrante (House Spon- sor). In addition to official introductions and exchanges in the Senate and House Chambers, Dott. Paolo Pas- samonti, Dirigente Superiore - Questore (Leader of the del- egation), received Official Senate and House citations from Senator Tarr and Representative Ferrante, during a ceremony which included the entire delega- tion at the Grand Staircase. Prior to leaving the State House for Boston Police Headquarters, the entire delegation visited the State House Law Enforcement Memorial, which includes the name of Patrolman Andrew Cuneo, the first Ital- ian-American police officer killed in the line of duty (North End at the Prado/Paul Revere Mall). The delegation then moved to the Boston Police Depart- ment headquarters where they met with Commissioner Ed Davis, Captain Frank Mancini and other senior officers. Following the meet- ing and exchange of infor- mation, the Italian delega- tion visited the operations and dispatch center at the new police headquarters. Subsequently the del- egation moved to Strega Waterfront for a reception in cooperation with the Italian- American Police Officers Association of Massachu- setts, to thank its President Michael Giacoppo as well as Sheriff Koutoujian for all the support and help he lent in order to make this happen. In the evening the group met at Tartufo Restaurant in Newton, owned by Dante Bellucci who hosted the dinner with the presence of Chief Cummings from New- ton, Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli, as well as many others who had been involved in the visit. The group had a few hours the next day to visit the City of Boston before catching a flight back to Italy. (Continued on Page 7)