AthanasiusKircher (1333179) writes The story is classic: Boy meets Girl. Boy likes Girl. Boy goes on the internet and writes about his fantasies that involve killing and eating Girl. Boy goes to jail. In this case, the man in question, NYC police officer Gilberto Valle, didn't act on his fantasies — he just shared them in a like-minded internet forum. Yesterday, Valle was released from jail after a judge overturned his conviction on appe ...
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Jul 3 2014, 10:36am CDT
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
Cyberspace, perhaps due to the false sense of anonymity it provides, is awash in verbal vomit, offensive diatribes and morbid musings. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the sordid speech in question always falls outside the confines of the First Amendment safeguard of free expression. That was made abundantly clear earlier this week.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe threw out the ju ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
Jul 2 2014, 2:15pm CDT
Source: Daily Mail
Gilberto Valle, who could have faced life in prison, was acquitted of kidnapping conspiracy charges, and is back in Queens, New York with his mom Elizabeth. He was dubbed the 'Cannibal Cop' for his bizarre internet search ...
Full article at: Daily Mail
Jul 2 2014, 11:40am CDT
MANHATTAN (PIX11)– Gilberto Valle walked out of court Tuesday afternoon after a federal judge overturned his conviction by ruling all of his discussions, writings and videos about cooking and eating women – including his own wife, were simply not enough to keep the former New York City Police Officer behind bars.
His team argued all along their client should not have been convicted for what they labele ...
Full article at: WPIX.com
Jul 1 2014, 10:55pm CDT
Source: MyFox 8 WGHO
NEW YORK — The conviction of a former New York police officer for conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women has been overturned by a federal judge, who ruled that the evidence against him amounted to “fantasy role-play.”
Gilberto Valle, who has already served 21 months in jail and faced life in prison on the kidnap conspiracy conviction, did not say a word when he appeared in a federal courtroom Tuesday. He smiled and waved at relatives in court. One woman, in tears ...
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Jul 1 2014, 2:31pm CDT
(NEW YORK POST) “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle should be home in time for dinner.
A Manhattan federal judge granted his release on $100,000 bond Tuesday morning in the wake of a blockbuster ruling that tossed his conviction for plotting to kill, cook and eat women.
The former NYPD cop will live with his mom in Queens while prosecutors appeal his ...
Full article at: WND
Jul 1 2014, 11:22am CDT
Source: Russia Today
According to Reuters, the so-called “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle was acquitted by US District Judge Paul Gardephe on Monday. Valle has been in prison since he was arrested in 2012, and potentially faced life behind bars on kidnapping conspiracy charges. In his opinion, Judge Gardephe stated that the evidence used to originally convict Valle did not sufficiently prove that the former officer acted on what his attorneys said were sexual ...
Full article at: Russia Today
Jul 1 2014, 10:56am CDT
Source: New York Times
A judge had granted Gilberto Valle, a former New York City police officer, a verdict of acquittal on a count of kidnapping conspiracy in a plot to kidnap, torture, kill and eat women. ...
Full article at: New York Times
Jul 1 2014, 9:48am CDT