Showing posts with label Cannivalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cannivalism. Show all posts

January 16, 2014

A Mind is an Awful Thing to Have ask the Cop Who Wanted his Wife for Main Coarse

 Robert Kolker writes on the New Yorker Magazine about how the mind of a person, not a criminal or a psychotic coming out of a padded cell but an average Joe can spill out some ugly thought that when heard buy a similar mind can make those ugly thoughts spill out to start a hell of a reality. 

The person in mind here is a cop who wanted to eat his wife. 

When do awful thoughts, shared with complete strangers, become criminal actions? The troubling case—in every direction—of the “cannibal cop.” 

Illustration by Zohar Lazar  

Gilberto Valle was 25 years old and still living with his father in Queens when, in 2009, he met Kathleen Mangan on OKCupid. He was a cheerful, moon-faced cop at a precinct in West Harlem; she was new in town, a young Teach for America recruit at an elementary school in East Harlem. Their romance got serious quickly. They moved to their first apartment, a one-bedroom on 88th Street and Third Avenue. They got a pet, a bulldog they trained together and took turnswalking. Mangan remembers those early years fondly. “It was fun,” she said in court last year, the only time she’s commented publicly about her husband or marriage. “We laughed together. It was nice. He opened doors, pulled out chairs.”

Things changed when she got pregnant. When he first heard the news, Valle said, “I can’t do this,” before salvaging the moment, calling her parents to assure them that he would do the right thing. But he never seemed to fully adjust. Instead, Valle drifted away. “He never seemed very interested at all,” Mangan said. “He was sighing and just seemed miserable that I was wasting his time.”

They moved to a bigger apartment, a two-bedroom in Forest Hills, and were married on June 19, 2012, nine months after the birth of their daughter, Josephine. “The wedding was nice,” Mangan said. “The marriage was not.” She said that Valle rarely helped with the baby. When he came home after midnight from the precinct, she usually wouldn’t wait up. Sex, when it was happening at all, never ended well. “He couldn’t finish,” she said. “He would run to the bathroom.” After a while, he avoided her almost completely, and instead would play video games, watch TV, and go on the Internet “until three, four, five in the morning, or just not come to sleep in our bed.”

When they were up together, she’d see her husband surfing the websites of ESPN, Major League Baseball, and the Rant, a message board for NYPD cops. One day in the summer of 2012, shortly after their wedding, she noticed that he was erasing his search history. Not long after that, she learned what he really was looking at. She opened their Mac and saw that he hadn’t logged out of his account. “I noticed that there were two little files on the bottom,” she said, “so I clicked on them.” They were image files, and while the pictures themselves didn’t load, she was able to see the URL where they’d come from.

She clicked again and saw the home page of a website called Dark Fetish Network. “It was porn,” she said, “and it was disturbing. I mean, I know S&M is kind of popular, like Fifty Shades of Grey, you know, but this seemed different ... The girl on the front page was dead.”

Until that moment, Mangan had thought that if she were prettier, or if she just cleaned and cooked more, he would want her. Now she wasn’t so sure. She told Valle they needed to talk. Was this what he wanted? Should they go shopping for some sex toys? Valle seemed frightened at first, but then relieved and enthusiastic. For the first time since before she was pregnant, she was hopeful. “I thought maybe we had had, like, a breakthrough,” she said, “that we were communicating, that he was going to be honest and talk to me.”

But they both were changed by the ­discovery. She couldn’t stop thinking about what she saw, and he seemed ­suspicious of everything she was doing. On September 9, 2012, she installed spyware on their computer. “I had no choice,” she said. “I was scared.”

The next day, she saw all the websites Valle was visiting:,, She saw her name in his instant-message chats. “And I started clicking on them and all of a sudden I was staring at pictures of me, pictures of my friends, pictures of people we knew.” She entered her name in a search of Valle’s e-mail, and what she saw overwhelmed her. “I was going to be tied up by my feet and my throat slit and they would have fun watching the blood gush out of me because I was young, and ‘If she cries, don’t listen to her, don’t give her mercy.’ And Gil just said, ‘It’s okay, we will just gag her.’ ”

She booked a flight to her parents’ in Nevada, taking the baby with her. Days later, she logged into the spyware program again. She found a trove of S&M images of women being tortured and sexually assaulted. She saw records of Google searches for phrases like “how to kidnap a woman” and “human meat recipes.” She opened files with pictures of more than 80 women he’d downloaded from Facebook and other sources. And she read e-mail conversations Valle had had with three different people in which he discussed the various ways he might kidnap, rape, kill, and cook these women. Mangan was one of them, but there were others: an old friend of hers from work; Valle’s supervisor at the 26th Precinct; a teenage girl who had just graduated from Valle’s old high school; and quite a few of Valle’s college friends—about one of whom he once wrote, “I’ll be eyeing her from head to toe and licking my lips, longing for the day I cram a ­chloroform-soaked rag in her face.”
Gilberto Valle
Illustration by Zohar Lazar   

Shortly after 2 p.m. on October 24, a group of FBI agents descended on the apartment in Forest Hills. To avoid a possible shoot-out with an NYPD officer, they used a ruse to lure Valle into the hallway—calling his house phone and saying the car he had parked outside had been hit. Valle wandered out in a sweatshirt and jeans. The second he saw them, he understood. An agent placed a hand on his shoulder. “Everything’s going to be okay,” he said.

Valle looked at him and said, “I don’t think so.”

In no time, Valle had a tabloid moniker: the Cannibal Cop. As he sat in jail for five months awaiting trial on a charge of conspiracy to kidnap, details from his bail hearings told the story of a husband secretly plotting to abduct several women at once, including his own wife. The FBI singled out e-mails in which he strategized how he’d do it and negotiated fees for kidnappings, and they scanned his work-related computer searches, claiming he shadowed his targets using resources available to him as a law-enforcement officer. “This case is all the more disturbing,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said after the arrest, “when you consider Valle’s position as a New York City police officer and his sworn duty to serve and protect.”

Once the trial started, there seemed to be two different cases being argued. There was the actual charge against Valle—­conspiracy to kidnap—and then there was the subtext that he was technically not on trial for, the specter of what Valle might do in the future if he were allowed to go free. Plenty of aspects of criminal cases involve at least some discussion of how much of a danger the accused poses to society: Judges issue warrants and set bail and sentences all based on some element of prognostication. But what made the case against Valle unique, according to his lawyers, was that absolutely everything the government was using as evidence that he was dangerous was based on his thoughts.

The gory details of the case against Valle were disturbing enough, at first, even to alarm his court-appointed lawyer. “Never in my career have I ever hesitated to tell the marshals to take the handcuffs off the client when I’m interviewing them one-on-one,” says Julia Gatto, the federal public defender assigned to the case. “And this was the first time in my career I’d ever, for just a second, thought about keeping the handcuffs on.” She would think a lot about that moment later on, when considering what the jury would have to get past to decide if Valle’s thoughts alone were criminal.

The line between criminal thoughts and action is something the courts have pondered for decades. While thoughts haven’t always been protected from prosecution (as the witch hunts and red scares and political detentions of many eras demonstrate), there was a time, more than a century ago, when even attempted crimes like theft and murder and kidnapping weren’t considered criminal activity: If you tried to pick someone’s pocket and there was no money in the pocket, then you couldn’t be prosecuted. When attempted crimes first became criminalized in the early 1900s, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes urged caution, asserting that for the defendant to be convicted, “[t]here must be dangerous proximity to success.”

That standard weakened in the sixties, when a new set of guidelines called the Model Penal Code—a successful effort by the legal community to standardize the criminal code across the nation after a century of inconsistent case law—­replaced the idea of proximity with that of a “substantial step.” For law enforcement, this was a happy coincidence: As violent crime became a more common reality, the police could use a suspect’s state of mind to justify an arrest, as long as that suspect also took at least some real action.

What’s changed in recent years are the tools used to detect intent—namely, a person’s online activity. “We’ve always said you can’t punish for thoughts alone, but now we really know what the thoughts are,” says Audrey Rogers, a law professor at Pace University who has taught the Valle case in class. Since 9/11, the government has used the monitoring of ­electronic communication to bring more than 200 prosecutions against people suspected of providing material support to terrorist organizations. “You expand the definition of a crime by extending it to this sense of what might happen in the ­future,” says Georgetown law professor David Cole.

What’s also changed, perhaps, is the scale of certain crimes—not just 9/11 but Columbine, Aurora, and Sandy Hook—and the way technology has emboldened many to think that anyone with ill intent might be stopped before snapping into action. In 2009, the FBI was reading Najibullah Zazi’s e-mails to Al Qaeda and picked him up before he ever built a fully workable bomb. Just last month, in Arizona, police traced threatening e-mails to a 15-year-old who turned out to own 100 rounds of ammunition; he didn’t own a gun, but after his arrest, police said they’d learned he had researched how to make an explosive device but was unable to procure the parts. And then there are the scores of To Catch a Predator–style stings.
Illustration by Zohar Lazar  

In all these cases, the police said they had physical evidence aside from e-mails to back up arrests. With the Cannibal Cop case, however, the evidence is more diffuse, difficult to interpret, and it might represent the fullest realization yet of our justice system’s march toward something out of Minority Report—the investigation and prosecution of pre-crime.

The Dark Fetish Network, or DFN, is a social network with nearly 50,000 purported users. Members use aliases and share photos and tell stories to one another as a sort of group fantasy exercise. The home page displays a disclaimer stating that everything discussed on DFN is not real (“This place is about fantasies only, so play safe!”). But, of course, the anonymity of the members makes it impossible to know the true intentions of any given person on the site.

Based on what they discovered on ­Valle’s computer, prosecutors said he had only started visiting DFN in late 2011 or early 2012. Valle had signed on as Girlmeat Hunter and won praise from some other members after contributing to the group chats. He started IM-ing directly with those members and exchanging e-mails for offline volleys. By the time his wife had set up spyware in September, Valle had quit DFN, but records of e-mail chats that took place outside DFN with three alleged co-­conspirators remained on his computer: a 22-year-old car mechanic from southern New Jersey named Michael Vanhise; a British man Valle knew as Moody Blues, whom the FBI identified as Dale Bolinger; and someone using the username Ali Khan who apparently was logging on from Pakistan.

In January, Valle had e-mailed Vanhise photos of Alicia Frisca, the friend of ­Kathleen’s who teaches at the school where she once worked, and offered to kidnap her for him for $5,000. Vanhise replied, “Could we do four?” To which Valle responded: “I am putting my neck on the line here. If something goes wrong somehow, I am in deep shit. $5,000 and you need to make sure that she is not found. She will definitely make the news.” In chats happening about the same time with Ali Khan, Valle suggested taking Kathleen on a trip to India, where the two of them would kill her and prepare her for dinner. “We will take turns with her,” he wrote, after sending him a photo of Kathleen in a bikini. They also discussed killing Andria Noble, one of his college friends. “It’s personal with Andria,” Valle wrote. “She will absolutely suffer.” Later, he added that he’d found a recipe for chloroform online. “I’m in the middle of constructing a pulley apparatus in my basement to string her up by her feet.”

By summer, Valle had spent more time chatting with Moody Blues, bragging that his oven was big enough to fit a victim in it if he folded her legs and mentioning that he had a place up in the mountains (“No one around for three-quarters of a mile”) where he could bring one woman of their choice. They settled on Kimberly Sauer, a college friend of Valle’s, and Valle started planning the details: “Once she is dead, I will take her out and properly butcher her body and cook the meat right away. And that could be out on a rotisserie too.” Valle later e-mailed Moody Blues a short Word document titled “Abducting and Cooking Kimberly, a Blueprint.” He listed materials he’d need to do the job: a car, chloroform (“refer to website for directions”), rope, a gag (“duct tape?”), a tarp or plastic bags to protect the trunk from any DNA remains, more bags for Sauer’s clothes, and “cheap sneakers.”

On various occasions in the past year, Valle had used the NYPD database to search for information about Maureen Hartigan (a high-school friend of Valle’s), Andria Noble, and Kimberly Sauer. The searches typically offer basic pedigree information, such as home address, date of birth, height, weight, eye color, and criminal records. Prosecutors saw this as further evidence that Valle’s plans were serious. On July 22, Valle reported having seen Sauer in person at a brunch during a weekend trip to visit old friends from the University of Maryland. “She looked absolutely mouthwatering. I could hardly contain myself.” On August 24, they discussed ways that Valle might kidnap another woman, Kristen Ponticelli, a recent graduate of Valle’s old high school whom he never met personally (Valle’s lawyers assume he just noticed her photo on Facebook). The next day, they moved on to Andria Noble. “If Andria lived near me, she would be gone by now,” Valle wrote. “Even if I get caught, she would be worth it.”

But there was no physical evidence from Valle’s home suggesting he was getting ready to kidnap or cook anyone—no oven large enough for a human, no cleaver, no homemade chloroform. Prosecutors had no proof he had a place in the mountains. They had no proof that Valle knew the identities of the three people he was chatting with. Valle never divulged the last names of any of the people whose photos he passed along (not even his wife’s) and never gave out any of their addresses, even after Moody Blues ­specifically requested one, and he haphazardly switched up details about their life stories and college educations.
Illustration by Zohar Lazar  

And perhaps most important, Valle’s DFN user profile announces that he is just fantasizing—that he doesn’t mean what he says. The kidnapping plans in the chats and web searches of women who interested him all come and go without follow-through, like fantasies one resumes with different names and details. “Three different women were going to be kidnapped on Presidents’ Day,” says Edward Zas, another of Valle’s defense lawyers. “That day comes and goes, nothing happens. Then it was going to be Labor Day. Nothing.”

Even so, the defense understood the task ahead of them—how to make a jury get past the image of the Cannibal Cop. “The only way you can defend this case practically was to take on the burden of convincing this jury somehow, really to a certainty, that he could never do this,” says Zas. “And how do you do that in a case where the guy is admittedly interested in this stuff?”

On the afternoon of ­December 31, 2012, a forensic psychiatrist named Park Dietz traveled downtown to the Manhattan Detention Center to conduct a psychiatric examination of the Cannibal Cop.

No one on either side of this case had ever claimed that Valle was insane. But since the case against him revolved almost entirely around his chats, Valle’s lawyers felt they needed a forensic ­psychiatrist to weigh in on the central question of how real his web persona was—and how real it might become. And very few marquee-name criminals of the last three decades have made it through the justice system without being ­examined by Dietz. In his 30-year career, he’s interviewed John Hinckley Jr., Betty Broderick, Arthur Shawcross, Andrea Yates, and Joel Rifkin.

Pre-crime and psychiatry often go hand in hand. Legal instruments like institutionalization and sex-offender registration all share the goal of preventing crime from taking place, and for better or worse, they’re based on a psychiatric rationale. Those opinions, however, have a fairly poor track record when it comes to forecasting future behavior. For pedophiles and other potential sex offenders, every diagnostic tool has a spotty success rate in predicting when a person might go operational with his fantasies. (With ­Valle, Dietz employed elements of the Static-99, one straightforward assessment geared toward predicting recidivism for rapists and child molesters, and saw no red flags.)

Still, being able to anticipate behavior remains the holy grail to some in law enforcement. “We need to understand more about the signs that show somebody is either becoming deranged or becoming a terrorist,” former Homeland Security boss Michael Chertoff said after the 2012 shootings in Aurora, Colorado. The military is at work on a way of predicting suicidal behavior, tracking soldiers through stressful situations like divorces and beefing up screening in basic training and before and after deployments. Last October, Attorney General Eric Holder recommended “new strategies” to prevent mass shootings, citing how the FBI helped to disrupt or prevent nearly 150 shootings and violent attacks in 2013, in part by steering potential attackers toward ­mental-health professionals.

What Dietz potentially had to offer the Valle defense was something similar to all these systematic attempts at pre-crime analysis. The doctor already knew from Valle’s NYPD psychology file that the officer had been administered the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a standard test meant to identify personality structure and detect signs of ­psychopathology. “The MMPI showed no clinical psychopathology,” ­Dietz says. “And that’s not something I run into very much.”

But then there were those e-mails. When he’d first read them, Dietz honestly didn’t know what to think. “From the chats and e-mails, there was no way to tell. Chats and e-mails allow for multiple inferences. Taken at their worst, they would be very alarming.”

In eighteen hours of interviews with Dietz spanning three days, Valle discussed openly, for the first time with another human being, everything about his sex life, starting with a traditional ­Catholic-school childhood. He was not inhibited or ashamed about masturbation, but he was repressed and inhibited around others. “He was quite shy about approaching girls,” Dietz says, “in a way I haven’t seen since the fifties.” His fantasy life took a turn when in high school he saw the filmThe Mask and locked in on an image of Cameron Diaz, abducted and tied up. By the end of high school, he discovered bondage websites, and in college he found fetish websites, including Muki’s Kitchen, a campy site that specializes in staged cannibalism pornography—women tied up on spits, with apples in their mouths. Valle was turned on while, in real life, he treated women respectfully, never threatened anyone, and did not have sex at all, until he met Kathleen Mangan. And then he discovered DFN.

The very thing that might have offered Valle some release—speaking openly about his fetish—was too explosive for him to contemplate. So he kept it all a secret for as long as he could. Once he was sharing his secret with strangers on the Internet (the basis of the government’s conspiracy argument), is it possible that that danger, that risk, only made it more exciting to Valle, harder for him to stop, and easier for him to escalate into action?

“I understand how the evidence could be construed in that way,” says Dietz. “I see him as many, many steps removed from the kind of person that might start to take action.” Dietz is convinced that “to become a sex criminal acting on your paraphilia, you need more than your paraphilia.” He searched for evidence of something in Valle’s personality—“all the past actions and aggressive actions and character flaws that show us that he’s that one-in-1,000 monster. And I couldn’t find them.” By Dietz’s reckoning, the circumstances surrounding the chats speak volumes about how ludicrous they were. If Valle ever had a fleeting thought of actually harming a woman, Dietz says, “he certainly did everything in his power to ensure that he would be immediately identified as the offender if he did so,” using a traceable IP address and a shared computer. Even Valle’s repeated web searches for chloroform recipes or the addresses of the women he fantasized about failed to concern Dietz. “This is just like a man who has a fetish who will repeatedly go back and look at the same picture of a woman wearing a particular kind of undergarment.”

This opinion, of course, might be as suspect as any other in a pre-crime case, so Valle’s lawyers would have to employ it carefully. But even if psychiatry still offers no crystal ball for human behavior, Dietz was telling them that Valle’s thoughts, while unpleasant, were less than ominous.

“He’s the nicest guy you’d ever meet,” Dietz says.

The image of Valle as a nice guy never really emerged during last year’s trial. His wife’s tearful testimony set a darker tone early on. When she was asked in cross-examination why she refused to be interviewed by Valle’s lawyers before the trial, Mangan snapped: “You ­represent the man who wanted to kill me. No. I do not want to talk to you.”

So much of the prosecution’s case ended up being about the e-mails that Valle’s lawyers decided not to put Dietz or Valle on the stand, believing more detailed questions about Valle’s fetish would only distract from the conspiracy charges, which they saw as flimsy. During summations on March 7, Valle wept as he listened to his lawyer describe how his wife had left him because of the way he broadcast his fetish. “His foolishness on the Internet, his insensitive, ugly thoughts, have cost him everything,” Gatto said. She allowed that we all should be disturbed by Valle’s thoughts but drove home the notion that those thoughts simply weren’t the subject of the trial. “The conversations are ­preposterous. They are disturbing. They are disgusting. We should be upset that people are thinking these thoughts, but they are not criminal.”

The prosecutor, meanwhile, depicted Valle as reckless and out of control. In his summation, Randall Jackson referred back to Valle’s web searches for Kristen Ponticelli’s address. “There is something incredibly wrong just on that fact with a New York City police officer talking about killing a high-school student and then Googling to try to get information about her address,” Jackson said. “That is a man who is trying to move a plan into action.”

Then he argued the pre-crime case head-on. “Think about your favorite restaurant … If you were to find out that the chef at that restaurant had a deep-seated fantasy of poisoning all of the people in the restaurant, and that night after night he was engaging in conversations with other people about how he could poison the restaurant-goers at his restaurant, that he was researching online the different poisons, that he was communicating with people the names of certain other people who come to his restaurant all the time and saying, ‘I can’t wait to see this person drop dead when they taste this cyanide filling up their throat.’ If you found out about that and he said, ‘Oh, this is just my fantasy,’ would you continue to eat at that restaurant? Of course you wouldn’t.”

On March 12, the jury announced that they’d found Valle guilty. Valle shook his head and was taken away. His mother, who’d been there every day, asked, “What trial were they watching?” And Gatto told reporters, “This was a thought prosecution … The jury couldn’t get past the thoughts.”

At least one member of the jury disagreed. “We did what we did in good conscience,” Victor Pineiro told reporters. “Clearly, we believed his fantasy was going to step into reality … I think like an addict needs a larger and larger dose, he was needing things that were more and more real and he was progressing … He was bringing it into real life.”

Gatto, looking back, has come to think the defense’s big mistake may have been assuming the jury would recognize just how over-the-top implausible these messages were—and not be terrified by them. “It’s the most heartbreaking verdict I can ever imagine,” she says. “You have to buy into the idea that it’s all make-believe. Then it becomes almost comical.” She and her colleagues have petitioned the judge to throw out the verdict, arguing, in part, that the prosecution had turned it into a pre-crime case, scaring the jury with thoughts of what might happen. The judge is expected to decide on the motion imminently. If he upholds the conviction, Valle faces up to life in prison.

The FBI didn’t walk away from the Dark Fetish Network after Valle’s arrest. On January 4, 2013, they arrested Vanhise at his home in Hamilton, New Jersey. The 22-year-old admitted to the police that he had violent sexual fantasies, some even involving children. But his wife, Bolice, defended him as a “big teddy bear” and noted that she’d known about his fetish before they got married. “I was cool with it,” she told reporters. “It’s disturbing, yeah. But you have to accept your partner’s flaws in a marriage … I’m not perfect. He’s not perfect.”

In April, working from information provided by Vanhise, the FBI arrested two more men who had been chatting with one another on DFN: Richard Meltz, a 65-year-old police chief in Bedford, Massachusetts, and Robert Asch, a 61-year-old former librarian at ­Stuyvesant High School who in 2009 had been arrested and accused of inappropriately touching four male students (the charges were later dropped). Unlike Valle, these men’s actions in the physical world were unambiguous: Asch and Meltz had both met with an undercover agent; at a ­meeting, Asch brought with him a bag containing a Taser, meat hammer, skewers, and a dental retractor. Along with Vanhise, they are scheduled to go to trial later this month. “You might say they learned from Gil, and that they needed this person to commit a substantive act,” says Zas. “The only substantive act they had from Gil was a brunch.”

Last spring, Dale Bolinger (a.k.a. Moody Blues) told the Post that all his conversations with Valle were fantasy. “None of this is real,” he said. “I’m an asshole. I’m an idiot … It was my stupidity, because I went and put stupid things online, thinking that it was funny.” He was arrested last November by British authorities working with the FBI. His next court date is in February.

Dietz, for his part, has no problem with monitoring chat rooms on the DFN or elsewhere for possible offenders. “I’m not someone who looks around for wrongful convictions. I don’t want to be an advocate. And I guarantee you that on this same website they can find people you can go after.” The Valle case, in his view, demonstrates what happens when a prosecution takes place without any sense of what does and doesn’t constitute a dangerous mind.

Intro: Adam Gonzalez

May 14, 2013

Fighter in Syrian Civil War Eating Heart of Dead Soldier

Remorseless: After removing what appears to be the dead man's heart, Sakkar then reaches into the chest cavity and draws a lung into view
"Let me eat your heart. Not enough that you are dead, now I need to eat your heart because that means……not sure, but Im sure it means something. Heartless myself I enjoy civil wars and all wars but civil wars are better because I can kill whoever I want. No generals, no rules, no orders no uniforms. They also supply you with food.  On a civil war I can take the food from anyone I want as long as they are not as armed or as alert as I am.   I am an animal and I am looking from freedom from another ‘animal” “a Mad man’ a “heartless man” that is Assad"
 That is the reason that United States has decided not to get mix up in this civil war. You have animals killing animals and whomever comes out on top it will be an enemy of the United States , Pro Iranian and Probably Russia. We have no man on this fight. Lets try to work with Egypt and as far as the Palestinian goes they need their homeland.  However how can you expect to be allowed to become one when you talk to extinct of at least one in the area. The reason with that is that the palestinians can not get their own leader and government to get their engine started. At the moment there are just facets of autonomous with just one thing in common and is not constructing a country with a centralized government. Is Fighting Israel and blowing up what ever they can. A shame in deed but those are the realities in this part of the world that’s never been for the weak of heart.

Now coming back to the heart eater, there is this awful video which shows the barbaric Syrian war.  There is no mercy for no one and common sense or humanity never even entered this area.
A man, said to be a well-known rebel fighter, carves into the body of a government soldier and cuts out his heart and liver.
"I swear to God we will eat your hearts out, you soldiers of Bashar. You dogs. God is greater!" the man says. "Heroes of Baba Amr ... we will take out their hearts to eat them."
He then puts the heart in his mouth and takes a bite.

A group loyal to President Bashar al-Assad posted the video online Monday. The group describes the mutilation as a "crime that crosses all lines."    
It's a sentiment shared by the main opposition alliance, which describes the act as "horrific and inhumane."
"The Syrian Coalition strongly condemns this act, if it is revealed to be true," the dissident group said in a statement.

"The coalition stresses that such an act contradicts the morals of the Syrian people, as well as the values and principles of the (rebel) Free Syrian Army."
Rebel spokesman: There's more to the story

Although CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video, CNN has interviewed a local rebel spokesman who confirmed the incident and said he has spoken to the man in the footage.
Tariq al Sayed, a spokesman from the Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr, said he is a friend of the rebel in the video. He said the incident took place more than two weeks ago, after several rebels and government troops were killed in a battle in western Homs.
Al Sayed said when he saw the video, he told his friend to take it off the Internet because the act was so perverse.

"This was an isolated incident. (His) actions do not represent the FSA. His actions only represent himself," al Sayed said. "This is not just a normal person who sits home. He has had two brothers killed. His mom and dad were detained, and the rest of his family displaced."
The Baba Amr district of Homs, once a bastion of anti-government sentiment, was subjected to a brutal counteroffensive by the Syrian army starting in February 2012, Human Rights Watch said.
Homs came under weeks of relentless attacks by government forces, including indiscriminate shelling on civilian areas.

But the government has repeatedly denied attacking civilians, saying Syrian forces were targeting armed gangs and foreign terrorists bent on destabilizing the government.
Regardless of the horrors suffered in Homs, the atrocious act in the video is inexcusable, Human Rights Watch said.
"It is not enough for Syria's opposition to condemn such behavior or blame it on violence by the government," said Nadim Houry, Middle East deputy director at Human Rights Watch. "The opposition forces need to act firmly to stop such abuses.”

adamfoxie* obtained both the video and report from CNN's Hamdi Alkhshali contributed to this report.

May 3, 2013

Luka Magnotta, Cannibal Will Stand Trial 2004 } He Likes Attention He’ll get Some Then

Luka Magnotta collapsed at an earlier court hearing as the evidence against him was described. Yeap the big man now that is in chains and has no weapons collapses like a virgin girt when her boy friend lives her for some else. 
Luka Magnatta was covered by adamfoxie*blog even before he was making a bleep in the radar of weirdos.  We followed the crimes, the pursuit and the arrest. He was not even caught by a cop but a store attendant. We will definitely be covering the trial.
The trial of a Canadian man accused of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and posting his body parts to political figures will begin next year.
Luka Magnotta, 30, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the May 2012 killing of Jun Lin.
The trial is set to begin after 15 September 2014, with Quebec's prosecution service citing a crowded court calendar.
The trial is expected to last between six and eight weeks..
A Quebec judge ruled two weeks ago prosecutors had presented enough evidence to try Mr Magnotta for first-degree murder, a charge that requires the crime have been planned and intentional.
Mr Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to murder, indignities to a body and publishing obscene materials.
Lin, a 33-year-old Chinese national who was studying at Concordia University, was killed last May.
Some of his body parts were posted to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative and Liberal Parties, as well as to two schools in Vancouver. Lin's head was found a month later in a Montreal park.
Mr Magnotta, a gay pornography actor, is also accused of eating parts of the corpse and of publishing a video of the crime on the internet.
He became the subject of an international manhunt shortly after the murder occurred.

May 1, 2013

American Settlers Turned into Cannibalism Because of Hunger

Painting of Jamestown Colony

Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent British settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, US researchers have said.
Scientists found unusual cuts consistent with butchering for meat on human bones dumped in a rubbish pit.
The four-century-old skull and tibia of a teenage girl in James Fort, Virginia, was excavated from the dump last year.
James Fort, founded in 1607, was the earliest part of the Jamestown colony. 
This story is so interesting not because people in general would do whatever it takes to survive, that has already been established but because the notion that the settlers were so religious and followed their christianity to the letter that eating human fresh would be ‘anatema’ to the bible and ‘all' christianity teachings as far as Genesis. The bible even prohibited the eating of pork and shellfish and it says that to mix human blood with animal blood is a sin that could not be forgiven because it was so serious on the eyes of god. 
You have people in certain nations in which the majority of the population say that being a homosexual which you happen to be born as, is a deadly sin but they say it while they eat their sausages and enjoy their shrimp and lobster. 
This is another piece in the puzzle of human psychic in which we say one thing but do the opposite.      
  More on this story on BBC Site-Click here

March 21, 2013

“Luka" The Cannibal Collapsed in Court } Such Girl Actor!

A Canadian porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to political parties and schools has collapsed in court today, during the second week of his preliminary hearing.
Luka Magnotta, 30, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the gruesome slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin last May. 
He is accused of killing the university student and posting a video online that shows him stabbing and having sex with the dismembered corpse.
 He held his hand over his mouth and asked the guard in his glass-enclosed defendant's box for a five-minute break.
Wearing a black sweater with colored stripes, Magnotta appeared distressed during a video evidence session this morning. The evidence is subject to a publication ban, until it is determined that there is enough evidence to go to trial. 
He stood up and collapsed on the floor just after the judge agreed to an extended lunch break.
According to Canadian Press, he was all of a sudden lying on his right side, crumpled into a fetal position, in the courtroom, still handcuffed and shackled.

'You might want to make room for an ambulance,' the Crown prosecutor, Louis Bouthillier, told the guards outside the courtroom. 'Somebody's collapsed.'
Canadian Press said Magnotta's eyes were fixed on the ground not on the screen where the, presumably gruesome, video evidence was being shown.
When he began covering his mouth, his lawyers came to check on him and 10 minutes into that segment of the hearing he asked the baliff to his side to request the break.
As well as first-degree murder, Magnotta is also facing four other charges relating to the case.
He is accused of dismembering Lin and mailing parts of his body across Canada, before leading police on an international manhunt before he was finally arrested in Germany.
Grisly: Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta (left) is accused of chopping up his boyfriend Jun Lin (right) and eating a part of his body
Grisly: Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta (left) is accused of chopping up his boyfriend Jun Lin (right) and eating a part of his body
 Lin's parents were not in the courtroom on Tuesday morning. His father has attended the preliminary hearing, which began March 11, sporadically but has not stayed in the courtroom when the most graphic evidence has been heard. 
The porn actor first appeared in court last Monday as his lawyers unsuccessfully sought to close pre-trial proceedings to the press and public.
Magnotta has observed all hearings from a glass enclosure in the packed Montreal court room. 
During the proceedings, which are expected to last another one to two weeks, prosecutors are outlining the case against 30-year-old Magnotta and seek to persuade a judge they have enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
On March 11, appearing for the first time since soon after his June arrest, Magnotta wore a white T-shirt and khaki trousers, leaning back in his chair as he listened to legal arguments.
Also in the courtroom was Diran Lin, father of victim Jun Lin, whose dismembered body parts were mailed to schools and political parties in the Canadian capital Ottawa and Vancouver in a crime that shocked Canada and gained international notoriety.
All eyes on me: A court sketch of Luka Rocco Magnotta as he appears for a preliminary hearing on March 11 in Montreal, Canada. He accused of murdering and dismembering his Chinese boyfriend  
 Magnotta is accused of first-degree murder, interfering with a dead body and other charges. He has pleaded not guilty.
Ordeal: Daran Lin, father of murder victim Jun Lin heads to court with a translator in Montreal on Monday. His son was allegedly dismembered by Magnotta and his body parts mailed to political parties and schools
'This is the worst thing a family can endure. We are empty,' the Journal de Montreal quoted Diran Lin as saying in an interview ahead of the hearing. 'We had so much hope for Jun Lin.'
Police say the video, which they believe is genuine, showed a man stabbing his victim to death before dismembering the corpse and then eating part of the body.
Lin's hands and feet were mailed in May to the offices of political parties in Ottawa and to schools in Vancouver. 
His torso was found in a pile of garbage behind Magnotta's Montreal apartment, and his head was discovered in a Montreal park in July. Lin was a student at Concordia University in Montreal.
Initial arguments revolved around an unusual defense request to exclude the public and the media, which was denied. The court imposed a publication ban on the evidence presented.
Hazardous material: A police officer carries a yellow bag with the bloody package that contains the festering foot mailed to Conservative Party headquarters last May 
Lock down: Luka Rocco Magnotta is returned under arrest to Canada after going on the run through France and Germany  

February 28, 2013

British Nurse Arrested in Connection to NYC Cannibal Cop

gilberto valle


 (By Mark Hughes in New York, Gordon Rayner and Hayley Dixon) 

A male nurse has been arrested on suspicion of plotting to rape, kill and eat women by detectives hunting a “mentor” to a policeman who fantasised about torturing and cannibalizing female victims.  

 Dale Bolinger, who works at a hospital in Kent, was held at his home in Canterbury together with another man after a tip-off from police in the US investigating “cannibal cop” Gilberto Valle. 
Mr Bolinger, a father-of-two whose wife is a prominent campaigner for the disabled, was questioned by police investigating Valle’s online contact with someone in Britain who claimed to have eaten two women in the past. A court in New York has been told that Valle’s British contact, who used the aliases MeatMarketMan and Moody Blues, urged him to eat his victims alive, saying: “I think of it as eating her to death.”Ficheiro:Meat on hooks in butcher shop.jpg
Moody Blues wrote: “The meat isn’t quite like pork, but very meaty…I’ve eaten a black woman and a white person.”

New York policeman Valle, 28, who met Moody Blues through an extreme sexual fetish website, said he was “dying to taste some girl meat”.

He claimed to have a recipe for “haggis” using human lungs and stomach, and said feet were “a favourite” delicacy.
Valle’s British contact communicated with him throughout last summer, when they discussed the best way to kill, cook and eat a woman.
Courtroom sketch of former police officer Gilberto Valle listening as his wife Kathleen Mangan testifies on the first day of his trial (Reuters)
Moody Blues talked about flying to New York to help Valle, saying he had anaesthetic gas which could be used to render the victim unconscious and a meat cleaver, though he was worried about being caught trying to enter the US with them.
During one chat Moody Blues made reference to the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, as he offered advice on who to kidnap and how to avoid detection.
He wrote: “They won’t be expecting it if we choose different girl types. The main reason the Yorkshire Ripper got caught is he stuck to the same type. Don’t follow the same pattern. Patterns is what they look for. Anyway, girls go missing all the time.”
Mr Bolinger, 57, and an unnamed 30-year-old man were arrested last week on suspicion of conspiracy offences, grooming and possessing images of child abuse. They are currently on police bail.
Following his arrest Mr Bolinger was suspended from his nursing job by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Bolinger, who photographed himself with a pet snake around his neck for his profile on the Facebook social networking site, qualified as a nurse in 1979 and is married to Rosemary Bolinger, who until last October was a trustee of the cerebral palsy charity Scope.
The couple have two children, Rick, 30, who lives near his father in Canterbury and works in performing arts, and Laura-Jane, 26, who acts as a carer for her mother.
Mrs Bolinger, 55, who separated from her husband last year, has campaigned for better access for the disabled since she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy 15 years ago, lobbying Gordon Brown when he was Prime Minister and appearing on Radio 4 and in newspapers to promote the cause.
Before the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games she and Mr Bolinger visited Weymouth, the site of the sailing events, and nearby resorts on the south coast to rate them for disability access on behalf of Scope.
Yesterday, at her home in Eastbourne, East Sussex, the former nurse said: “I don’t know anything about the arrest. We are separated. I haven’t seen him for over a year. He is my husband in law only.”
Her daughter Laura-Jane said: “I knew he had been arrested but not what for.”
Mr Bolinger answered the door at his rented end-terrace home in Canterbury but said “no thank you” and slammed the door when asked about his arrest.
A Kent Police spokesman said: "Two men aged 57 and 30 from the Canterbury area were arrested on Feb 21 for conspiracy offences,grooming and the possession of child abuse images. The two men are currently on police bail while inquiries continue. The Kent Police have been in touch with law enforcement authorities in the United States in relation to this investigation."
Valle, who discussed killing his wife and other female acquaintances, did not kidnap or injure any women, and he claims he was only fantasising on the internet and had no intention of going ahead with the things he was discussing.
He denies charges of conspiracy to kidnap and improper use of a federal database system, after he allegedly used a police computer to research potential “victims”.
He was arrested after his wife Kathleen discovered material on his computer and handed it over to the FBI last year.

February 26, 2013

HUngry Cannibal Cop Cries at Trial Being Served Horse Meat

 Court sketch of Gilberto Valle during his trial, while his wife, Kathleen Mangan-Valle, testifies against him in New York on 25 February 2013 

 I don’t know what kind of meat he was being served but the point is that when

you read the transcript of the trial you would want to cry. A Family man
with a good job and family, got into his mind that he wanted to eat women.
Not Men. Women starting with his wife. And because everything is on
the net he found other with the same desire! His wife testified he had
hundreds of naked pictures in boxes, some even decomposed. This is
a case in which at least a few nobels should be written.
The estranged wife of a New York City policeman has told a court about her discovery of his alleged plot to kill her and cannibalise women.
Kathleen Mangan-Valle said she found emails detailing husband Gilberto Valle's plans to slit her throat, and kidnap and kill her friend.
Mr Valle, 28, is charged with conspiracy to kidnap, and using police databases to make a list of targets.
But defence lawyers told the court it was merely a role-playing fantasy.
Ms Mangan-Valle, 27, testified as the trial opened on Monday that her husband used to live a normal life until "weird stuff started happening".
Internet searches
She said he began to ask where she liked to jog and whether the route was well-lit or busy.
 Eventually she used spyware to discover the evidence on his computer.
Ms Mangan-Valle told the court: "I was going to be tied up by my feet and my throat slit and they were going to watch the blood drain out of me."
She said his other plans included putting her friend in a suitcase and taking her somewhere to be murdered.
Mr Valle discussed how two other women would be "raped in front of each other to heighten their fears", and another would be roasted alive over a fire, said Ms Mangan-Valle.
"The suffering was for his enjoyment and he wanted to make it last as long as possible," she added.
The prosecution said the plans had come to light after Ms Mangan-Valle moved out of the marital home and reported her husband to the FBI.
They found a "heinous plot to kidnap, rape, murder and cannibalise a number of very real women", assistant US attorney Randall Jackson told the court.
He added that Mr Valle had tried to contact possible victims, including a primary school teacher.
The defendant had also allegedly used the internet to search for the best rope for tying people up, human flesh, white slavery and chemicals to render someone unconscious.
But in her opening statement, defence lawyer Julia Gatto said: "The charges are pure fiction."
"You can't convict people for their thoughts, even if they're sick," she added.
Both the witness and accused wept when a defence lawyer showed the court a picture of Mr Valle in his police uniform, feeding their newborn daughter.
The defendant is expected to take the stand during the trial.
If convicted, he faces a possible life sentence.

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