By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
11/21/2012 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
An NYPD cop is facing some gruesome charges that he planned to kidnap, cook, and devour a woman for Thanksgiving.
BROOKLYN, NY (Catholic Online) - It's not exactly the heartwarming story one would expect for the holiday, although it does involve a heart being warmed. Prosecutors say 28-year old police officer Gilberto Valle used a police database to choose an intended victim and discussed with others his plans to kidnap and cannibalize the woman.
The FBI and NYPD conducted a two-month investigation and found that Valle made a database of several women he planned to kidnap, torture, kill, cook and eat.
Prosecutors say Valle was very specific about his plans while chatting with a friend online. Those records will build a key part of their case.
Judge Paul Gardephe denied bail for Valle saying he would have "to settle for a cheap jailhouse turkey dinner." He added, "There is nothing about this case that is rational. It is depraved, bizarre and aberrational, and at the moment it is unexplainable -- especially by someone who is a police officer."
Although no women were harmed by Valle, the FBI said there was a great deal of intent expressed by him.
Defense attorneys are trying to claim the entire affair is the result of a twisted fantasy, but that nothing criminal took place.
Valle's trial is set for January 22.
By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Protesters in Tampa have burned down an American flag because of their belief that, like the Confederate flag, it signifies and uphold in the slavery and genocide from the country throughout history. Organizers of the protest denied they planned on burning the flag, ... continue reading
By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Mississippi has the greatest number of people not participating in healthy, physical activities than any other state in the country, according to research. Using the data collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about American's exercises, ... continue reading
By Ken Blackwell
This is Ground Zero for the war on religious liberty. The political left-including gay-marriage activists-are saying that your First Amendment rights concerning same sex 'marriage' are limited to what you say in church or in your private home. You can't live it ... continue reading
By Matt C. Abbott
There have been numerous statements and articles written about the very disappointing (but not surprising) gay "marriage" ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Most notable was the excellent statement issued by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, ... continue reading
By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
A New Black Panther Party affiliate group is planning to stir up a rally in the state of capitol of South Carolina on July 18. On that same day, a protest is also planned by a KKK white power group. Heat is brewing as a possible face-off is developing in Columbia, SC. ... continue reading
By CNA/EWTN News
An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being. Los Angeles (CNA/EWTN News) - A statue of Franciscan missionary and saint-to-be Father Junipero Serra has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1931. However, a ... continue reading
By Deacon Keith Fournier
The Declaration of Independence was the birth certificate of the United States of America, a Nation often called the American Experiment because of the very fact that it was founded upon principles. The words are still memorized by schoolchildren and can bring a ... continue reading
By Deacon Keith A Fournier
What conclusion, dear brethren, do you come to? Surely it was not by chance that this chosen disciple, was missing in the first place? Or that on his return he heard, that hearing he doubted, that doubting he touched, and that touching he believed? It was by ... continue reading
By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News
As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges have faced them before, and they have persevered, one Church historian says. Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) - "It's okay to realize that ... continue reading
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
It was bound to happen. After the Supreme Court ruled same-sex unions legal in all 50 states, other proponents of non-traditional arrangements are clamoring for equality under the law. Nathan Collier, along with his wives Victoria and Christine have applied at ... continue reading