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Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop


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Aug 9, 2014
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somewhere across the border in the great North
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Yesterday I had the TV on in the background while doing some cleaning. The Movie "Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop" began to play.


Dubbed "The Cannibal Cop," Gilberto Valle was convicted in March 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution's narrative convinced jurors otherwise. Valle was facing a possible life sentence when filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began visiting him in prison. After 22 months behind bars, his conviction was overturned in a stunning reversal. Carr was there for his release and subsequent house arrest to examine a life arrested.

But the question remains: given the chance, would he, could he, have done it? "Thought Crimes" unravels the conflicting stories of a potentially dangerous young man and the unexpected consequences of our online activity.
- Written by Erin Lee Carr

This movie was deeply disturbing. He interacted with others on line in some depraved chatroom. He met up with a potential victim when on holiday with his baby and wife. He had googled how to make chloroform. He and his online chat-buddies spoke of kidnapping and roasting these women on spits. He also used his position as a cop to locate victims via the data base they access.

He was caught because his wife had placed a spybot on his computer due to his bizarre behaviour. He also spoke of roasting her.

At watch point should a human being be arrested, charged, prosecuted and convicted for thought crimes.
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