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rome police posing

anyone found that the rome police are all posers,shirts unbuttoned to there belly buttons,2 to 4 cars together talking,leaning on there cars smoking or eating,sun glass on in the shade staring at every female that walks past,they seem very unproffesional and i dont know the crime rate in rome but the officers that we watched couldnt catch a fly let alone any sort of criminal,it was funny and strange in a way watching them,anyone any stories on them.

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1. Re: rome police posing

Not having been to Rome yet (arriving in Sept) I haven't seen this myself yet but maybe that explains why the army has been mobilised to patrol the street of some Italian cities, including Rome.

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Well thosdoug, you know the old adage - "when in Rome" Anyway just try something on and you will find that the italian police are trained to shoot first & ask questions afterwards. They can also move surprisingly fast. Of course they pose in the streets - they are italian males are they not! LOL

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and.... 'sunglasses on' means that the subject you're looking at can't tell if you're really looking at them or not !

You asked about 'stories on them'... if you can understand Italian, there's a whole lot of websites with Italian jokes on the famous Carabinieri police....they are treated like the 'Irish' fall guy in anglosaxon jokes.... but bear in mind that these are the police who deal with serious crime (the big M word) and travel from one end of the country to another, to dig people out after earthquakes and other disasters...so all the jokes are affectionately tongue-in-cheek, and people who wish to become carabinieri are really proud when they're selected, they have to be really the tops and the physical requirements mean they are tallest of the forces.

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