The Hell of Scampia
Scampia is the hardest suburb of Europe, stronghold of the Clan of Camorra of North Naples. The biggest business in this area is drug dealing, in fact the Clans that act on the territory are real drug traffickers.
Scampia was a campaign of the North Area that with building speculation, was barbarically cemented, transformed into a dormitory area without services and then abandoned to itself by politics. After the 1980 earthquake, all the families who had lost their homes and jobs were housed so in this social context it was easy for Camorra to find all the affiliates they needed.
Being born in such a harsh suburbs makes youngs grow with so much anger and distrust towards others. Scampia has an unemployment rate of 70% and those who come from these families often have no survival resource and many emotional shortcomings. It is precisely these young people who become laborers for the Camorra and go to animate the squares of the district’s store.
The biggest shopping mall is in the “Vele”, buildings so called for their shape. Every “Vela” is able to sell drugs for tens of thousands of euro a day, these high rises are real labyrinths and it is easy for dealers to hide. Here the drug is the survival of many families who abandoned by the institutions find an answer only in crime. Many young people live watching the Bosses of Camorra admiring their money, the beautiful cars, the designer clothes and they move so in the illegality on the wave of these false myths.
The overwhelming of the other and self-defense are the rules these children learn from an early age, the consciences of children are structured in an environment in which you can not even trust your parents. In a neighborhood like this the only thing that matters is to survive, at all costs.