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NY cop denies plan to cook, eat women

 

NY cop denies plan to cook, eat women

Jane Rosenberg / Reuters

Gilberto Valle III, 28, is seen in this courtroom sketch with his attorney Julia Gatto (center) when he pleaded not guilty to criminal charges before Judge Henry Pitman (left) in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, New York October 25.

By Reuters

NEW YORK - New York City police officer Gilberto Valle pleaded not guilty on Monday to conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women.

The 28-year-old, of Forest Hills, Queens, was charged and arrested in October with conspiring to cross state lines to kidnap the women and with illegally accessing a federal database.

Prosecutors said some of the women were acquaintances of Valle but it was not clear if he knew or had met all of them.

Valle, who an official said had no prior criminal record, was not charged with carrying out any of his suspected plans.

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At a brief hearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Valle's attorney, Julia Gatto, told the judge she would again seek to have her client freed on bail after two other judges previously denied her request.

Investigators uncovered a file on Valle's computer containing the names and pictures of at least 100 women, and the addresses and physical descriptions of some of them, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint said he had undertaken surveillance of some of the women at their places of employment and their homes.

Gatto argued that Valle, a 6-1/2 year NYPD veteran, was all talk and should be released on bail.

The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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viv212
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 11:53 PM
I'm guessing they don't have pics of them and their home with their addresses stored on their computers though.

Quoting AMBG825:

I am torn. I think he should be charged with aggravated stalking and lose his job never to work in LE again.

I have a hard time charging him with a crime that hadn't been committed. I get why they did but it could have so many unintended consequences. Some posters here at CM have made some pretty well thought out posts of what they would do to certain people. Hell some posters would be charged with a crime like this based on some of the PM's they have sent. Do we really want to get in the habit of criminalizing people for talking about a crime?

Charge him for crimes he did commit. Not ones that may or may not have happened.
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AMBG825
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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 I would say that would be a bad guess.

 

Look through the posts. How many people have their real names posted. Pics of themselves. Pics of their kids. Pics of their husbands. They talk about where they live. What they do for a living. where they work. The stores they frequent. Most posters, it wouldn't be that hard to find them.

Quoting viv212:

I'm guessing they don't have pics of them and their home with their addresses stored on their computers though.

Quoting AMBG825:

I am torn. I think he should be charged with aggravated stalking and lose his job never to work in LE again.

I have a hard time charging him with a crime that hadn't been committed. I get why they did but it could have so many unintended consequences. Some posters here at CM have made some pretty well thought out posts of what they would do to certain people. Hell some posters would be charged with a crime like this based on some of the PM's they have sent. Do we really want to get in the habit of criminalizing people for talking about a crime?

Charge him for crimes he did commit. Not ones that may or may not have happened.

 






 

Avitar
by Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:26 AM

They need to treat this as seriously as it was said and or planned. What would happen if you said you have a gun in a crowded airport?.. Do you think you would be arrested if there was no gun present?,, of course!.. It's called a terrorist threat. I have a feeling he really has a gun, know what I mean?

Getting my belly ready for tomorrow.

cornucopia Mm,mm,mm. pumpkin pie

AMBG825
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM

 In your scenario, if you did that, you wouldn't be charged with conspiracy to commit murder. You would be charged with other things but not murder.

Quoting Avitar:

They need to treat this as seriously as it was said and or planned. What would happen if you said you have a gun in a crowded airport?.. Do you think you would be arrested if there was no gun present?,, of course!.. It's called a terrorist threat. I have a feeling he really has a gun, know what I mean?

Getting my belly ready for tomorrow.

cornucopia Mm,mm,mm. pumpkin pie

 






 

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