Humanizing Cannibal Cop on Eve of Appeal: "Thought Crimes" Doc Reveals Unseen Side of Gilberto Valle

April 24, 2015 5:53 PM

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Next month, a New York federal appeals court will hear arguments in the criminal case against Gilberto Valle III. He is the former New York City Police Department officer who forever will be branded and stigmatized as the Cannibal Cop despite, of course, having never engaged in cannibalism.

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit eventually renders its opinion sometime later this year in United States v. Valle, it will carry huge First Amendment implications. That's because it will wrestle with the limits on fiendish fantasies and freedom of expression on the Internet - a...

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