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Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop

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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.

synopsis:

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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