Can you go to prison for thought crime? It appears so. Valle never carried out what he said he wanted to do. Add to that the fact that darkfetishnet is a web site dedicated to role play (pretty sick role play at that), and you have to ask yourself the question "Is just talking about doing something without acting on it, as in role play, a crime". But on the other hand, his wife and other women were very much afraid of his posts at that web site. So, IMHO, their rights were violated. With First Amendment rights come First Amendment responsibilities. The old adage about shouting "fire" in a crowded theater comes to mind here. Should Valle be convicted of actually plotting murder and cannibalism? I don't think so, but in light of those he terrorized by his actions, he certainly should be convicted of making the threats which terrorized his victims.NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City cop on trial for plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women shed tears on Tuesday as his attorneys rested their case after one day.
"Just knowing that we've finally come to the conclusion (of the trial) and that his fate is in the jury's hands" made Officer Gilberto Valle emotional, attorney Robert Baum said after court ended.
In addition, it wouldn't be a bad idea for a psychatric evaluation either. This man is certainly sick.
What does everyone else think?
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NOTE: The idea of eating someone's face does give a new meaning to "Facebook". LOL.