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Vigilantes Go Legit

Batman may have a home in Italy, the Telegraph reports, as Italy’s anti-immigration league proposes legalizing vigilante groups. Crime has spiked in Italy, and concerned citizens have been fighting back while police look the other way, just as they did when Mussolini’s blackshirts took the law into their own hands. Under new plans by the anti-immigration Northern League, vigilante patrols would work with local police to target criminals. The League has proposed another controversial proposal – introducing referendums before new places of worship are built, which would mean virtually no new mosques in the Veneto region of northern Italy, a hotbed of vigilante activity that also happens to be home to a high proportion of Muslims.