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PostPosted: 25-10-2012 17:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

"A New York City police officer was charged Thursday with plotting to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women, and then cook and eat their body parts . . . "

More, if you want it on The Guardian site Shocked
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PostPosted: 26-10-2012 00:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even more to gawk at @ the Gawker...

http://gawker.com/5955006/cook-her-over-a-low-heat-keep-her-alive-as-long-as-possible-highlights-from-the-cannibal-cop-ims
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PostPosted: 28-10-2012 23:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now a case of a couple from Brazil who are said to have made pies out of nine victims:

Sweeny Todd in Olinda, Brazil Shocked
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PostPosted: 02-11-2012 12:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesWhitehead wrote:
Now a case of a couple from Brazil who are said to have made pies out of nine victims:

Sweeny Todd in Olinda, Brazil Shocked


No steak & kidney pie for me today. Shocked
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PostPosted: 18-12-2012 01:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannibalism, with a side of 80's pop culture and great headline.

"Maneater: Hall bitten by Oates"
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/article/crime/2934821
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PostPosted: 21-12-2012 04:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cannibal confession: Taiga ordeal survivors ate dead friend

One of two men who survived four months of wandering in Siberian Taiga has confessed that the pair ate an unlucky friend who died from the cold. Earlier, rescuers had discovered a frozen butchered human carcass in the woods.

­Aleksandr Abdulaev is one of two people discovered by an emergency service helicopter patrol on November 28 in Russia’s Yakutia Republic. Abdulaev, Aleksey Gorulenko, and two other men drove to a remote Siberian river in August, during the warm season, but had to return on foot across the now-snow-covered forests. The two survivors had marched some 100 kilometers by the time they were rescued.

The exhausted duo initially claimed that they left the two other members of their group in a hunter's hut, because one of them injured his leg and could not walk. But later, rescuers in Taiga sweeping their path stumbled upon human remains that had the marks of being cut into pieces with an axe. Most of the soft tissue was missing, and there were no claw or tooth marks, which would have indicated an attack by animal predators.

Confronted with the evidence, Abtulaev said he and Gorulenko had to resort to cannibalism, but insisted their friend died from exposure to cold, local news site Sakhapress reported, citing a police source. The man said the gruesome act allowed the pair to survive another week.

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http://rt.com/news/siberia-cannibal-confession-survivors-196/
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PostPosted: 02-03-2013 16:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

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'Cannibal plot' NY policeman: Kent men arrested
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-21640777

The BBC understands one of the arrested men is 57-year-old nurse Dale Bolinger

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Two men from Kent have been arrested in connection with the case of a former New York policeman accused of plotting to eat women in the US.

Gilberto Valle, 28, is charged with conspiracy to kidnap, and using police databases to make a list of targets. He denies the allegations.

A Kent Police spokesman said two men aged 57 and 30, from the Canterbury area, were arrested on 21 February.

Dale Bolinger, a nurse, is understood to be one of the men arrested in Kent.


Gilberto Valle is charged with conspiracy to kidnap

In a statement, Kent Police said the men had been arrested on 21 February on suspicion of conspiracy offences, grooming and possession of child abuse images.

"Kent Police has been in contact with US law enforcement agencies in relation to this investigation," the spokesman said.

"We can confirm it is in relation to the Gilberto Valle case in the US."

The force spokesman said the two men had been released on police bail while inquiries continued.
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PostPosted: 12-03-2013 19:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NY policeman Gilberto Valle guilty of cannibal plot
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21761077

Defence lawyers said Gilberto Valle did not intend to actually carry out any cannibal plots

A New York City police officer has been found guilty of plotting to murder his wife, and cook and eat other women.

Gilberto Valle - dubbed the "cannibal cop" by US media - was arrested by the FBI last year after a tip-off by his wife, from whom he is now estranged.

The 28-year-old faces life in prison when he is sentenced in June.

Valle's lawyers argued he had merely engaged in a role-playing fantasy he concocted while browsing fetish websites, and said they would appeal.

But prosecutor Hadassa Waxman told the US District Court in Manhattan that Valle had "left the world of fantasy and entered the world of reality" by contacting some of the women mentioned in his plans.

He was also convicted on a lesser charge of improperly accessing a law enforcement database to look up the women's personal information.

Prosecutors told how he visited a street that was home to a woman he had agreed to kidnap for $5,000 (£3,360) for a New Jersey man, who is now awaiting trial.

Valle also used the internet to research the best rope for tying up people and to learn which chemicals render a person unconscious. Search terms found on his computer included "human flesh" and "white slavery".

'Dangerous precedent'
During the trial, Valle's estranged wife, Kathleen Mangan, 27, testified against him.

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Valle's detailed plans to abduct women for the purpose of grotesque crimes were very real”

Preet Bharara
Manhattan prosecutor
She said she had found "thousands of emails" on her laptop, which he had been using, detailing his plans to like-minded fetishists.

"I was going to be tied up by my feet and my wrists and my throat slit, and they were going to watch the blood drain out of me," she added.

Ms Mangan said that in the emails, Valle had 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.

Both she and Valle wept when the court was shown a picture of him in his police uniform, feeding their newborn daughter.

After Tuesday's verdict, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, said: "Today, a unanimous jury found that Gilberto Valle's detailed and specific plans to abduct women for the purpose of committing grotesque crimes were very real, and that he was guilty as charged.

"The internet is a forum for the free exchange of ideas, but it does not confer immunity for plotting crimes and taking steps to carry out those crimes."

But Galle's lawyer, Julia Gatto, said the conviction was flawed because the jury had focused on his "unusual and bizarre and frankly very ugly" thoughts, and not on the fact that no-one had been harmed.

"This is a dangerous prosecution, when we start opening up our minds and prosecuting what's inside our brains and not in the real world," she added. "We totally believe the government did not prove their case and the jury couldn't get past the thoughts."

The defence team said it would ask the judge to set aside the verdict.

Amid the investigation into Valle's online correspondence, UK authorities arrested two men last month in Kent, England.

The pair, aged 57 and 30, from the Canterbury area, were released on police bail while inquiries continued.
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PostPosted: 01-05-2013 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism
By Jane O'Brien, BBC News, Jamestown, Virginia

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, were excavated from the dump last year.

James Fort, founded in 1607, was the earliest part of the Jamestown colony.

Researchers fashioned a three-dimension replica of the girl's face "The evidence is absolutely consistent with dismemberment and de-fleshing of this body," said Doug Owsley, a forensic anthropologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

Written documents had previously suggested the desperate colonists resorted to cannibalism - but the discovery of the 14-year-old girl's bones offers the first scientific proof.

Smithsonian researchers believe the dead child became food for a community struggling to survive the harsh winter of 1609-10, known to historians as the Starving Time.

"There were numerous chops and cuts - chops to the forehead, chops to the back of the skull and also a puncture to the left side of the head that was used to essentially pry off that side," Dr Owsley said. "The purpose was to extract the brain."
The marks also indicate that the tongue and facial tissue were removed.
"The clear intent was to remove the facial tissue and the brain for consumption," he said. "These people were in dire circumstances. So any flesh that was available would have been used."

The same flesh taken from animals would have been considered a delicacy in the 17th Century. Hogs' heads in particular featured prominently in recipes from the period.

The cuts to the girl's bones also indicate the work was hesitant - whoever performed the dismemberment was not a skilled butcher of animals.
It is also possible the ersatz butcher was a woman, as they made up the majority of the fort's inhabitants.

How the girl died is unknown, but the assault on her body would have taken place very soon afterwards.
"The attempt to [remove] the brain is something you would need to do very quickly because brains do not preserve well," Dr Owsley said.

Dr Owsley worked closely with chief archaeologist William Kelso of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. Dr Kelso discovered the girl's bones last year during excavations at James Fort.

Little is known about the victim apart from her age and the fact she was English. Her origin has been confirmed by comparative studies on bones in Cambridge.
Further analysis indicates she was at one time well-nourished and ate a lot of meat, a diet consistent with richer classes.

Researchers also have a sense of what she looked like thanks to digital and forensic facial reconstruction. The fragmented skull was scanned, with the digital information providing a virtual model from which to fashion a three-dimensional replica.

The Starving Time was one of the most horrific periods of early colonial history. The James Fort settlers were under siege from the indigenous Indian population and had insufficient food to last the winter.
First they ate their horses, then dogs, cats, rats, mice and snakes. Some, to satisfy their cruel hunger, ate the leather of their shoes.

As the weeks turned to months, nothing was spared to maintain life. How many of the growing numbers of dead were cannibalised is unknown. But it is almost certain the girl was not the only victim.

Relief came in the form of Lord De La Warr, who sailed into the settlement with food and new colonists. After six months of siege and starvation, only 60 of the original 300 settlers had survived.

"It's somebody doing what they had to do," said Dr Owsley of the cannibalism.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22362831
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PostPosted: 07-05-2013 13:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds Like a terrible movie

Thank God, this plan was thwarted.
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PostPosted: 07-05-2013 13:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesWhitehead wrote:
Sounds Like a terrible movie

Thank God, this plan was thwarted.


They should still lock him up and never let him out.
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PostPosted: 07-05-2013 23:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hes going to spend at least 20 years in prison. I presume they are certain that he never actually acted out his fantasies.
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PostPosted: 18-05-2013 00:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

An explanation of why cannibalism occurs during wars, but not just that; it also explores why other atrocities occur.

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Viewpoint: The desecration of bodies in war
By Roland Weierstall
University of Konstanz, Germany
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22528846

Congolese rebels have been accused of cannibalism by the UN

The recent case of a Syrian rebel appearing to take a bite from an opponent's heart seems utterly shocking and disturbing. But is this incident more inhuman than all the other countless atrocities that have already taken place in this war?

We are used to reports of mass graves, torture, killings and mutilations of civilians, and the eradication of complete villages.

But this particular barbarous act has attracted special attention. Cannibalism seems to contradict common moral and ethical beliefs on what is acceptable in war scenarios and what is not. So has the violence really reached a new dimension and what motivation underlies these acts?

Our research unit at the department of psychology, University of Konstanz, is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms motivating cruelty.

In interviewing more than 2,500 former combatants in Uganda, Rwanda, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, we found evidence that the numerous outrages that are committed in these regions - beyond the glare of Western publicity - are no less brutish or less inhuman than this recent incident from Syria.

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Roland Weierstall is an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Konstanz
The psychobiology of human aggression is his specialism
He has conducted extensive studies with former combatants of Uganda, Rwanda, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and World War II

On the contrary, when moral barriers fall and violence is legitimised in the context of war, the inhibition towards intra-species killing breaks down. Seeing the victim suffer can be a sufficient reward for violence, irrespective of secondary rewards like honour, status or material rewards.

There are two basic motivations that foster such violent behaviour.

Firstly, there is violence that results from negative emotions like rage and hatred and that appears as a response towards a threat. And secondly, there are "positive" emotions like excitement or hedonistic pleasure.

The former is easier for civilians to understand. No-one knows the story behind the Syrian video and consequently no-one knows the motives that underlie the rebel's behaviour. It cannot be excused, but I will suggest it can be understood, bearing in mind what might have happened prior to the incident.

Out of utter rage and vengeance, humans can behave in a way that might appear to be inhumane.

The executions of Saddam Hussein or Bin Laden remind us that under certain circumstances even civilians can overcome their moral beliefs and values, which include refraining from killing. Instead of appalled reactions, the video of an execution and the picture of the blood of a man in his bedroom became seen as trophies after a great hunt.

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This gruesome episode is also a powerful reminder of the bitterness and increasingly sectarian nature of the fighting in Syria”

Jonathan Marcus
BBC diplomatic correspondent
Syria video pinpoints West's dilemma
Consequently, we should not be amazed by the brutality of violent acts of war. Can emotions and consequently also violent acts be any more intense than in an enduring and irreconcilable conflict like the one in Syria?

The second form of violent behaviour, called appetitive aggression - committed for "pleasure" - is less familiar to most of us. About one third of all former combatants in our studies said that to some extent the violence and the struggling of the victim could be fascinating, emotionally arousing and even linked to excitement. In these cases, blood must be shed as the victim is killed.

Systematic torture to make the opponent suffer, the mutilation of civilians, like cutting off ears, lips or genitals and the desecration of dead bodies are surprisingly common by-products of war and escalating violence, and can be found across different cultural and historical backgrounds.

Hence, the Syrian case should not surprise anyone. We should rather be surprised that the extent of human right violations we should expect to happen in Syria is kept secret.


An estimated two million children in Syria face malnutrition, disease and trauma
Besides appetitive aggression as a core motivation for cruel behaviour, cannibalism in particular can have a considerable social and ritual significance. There are rebel groups that resort to superstitious cannibalism as part of a traditional culture.

Almost 10% of former rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported in one of our studies that they had eaten human flesh and one out of four reported the witnessing of cannibalism among their comrades.

The Mai-Mai fighters of eastern Congo drink blood of the enemy or ingest their heart or genitals to gain the power of the enemy warrior. However, as there is no evidence for a historical tradition of cannibalism in Syria, speculation in this direction appears to be far-fetched and exaggerated.

It's likely that the behaviour in this video will become more frequent and persistent in the Syrian conflict.

Violence against civilians and unspeakably cruel acts against the enemy are powerful and effective coercive strategies to systematically intimidate and demoralise the enemy, even if they risk revenge.

The media attention given to this incident and the intense indignation might demonstrate the rebels' resolve to resort to violence and increase their bargaining position within the conflict - or it could further fuel the cycle of violence.

The motivation underlying human cruel behaviour is complex. An adequate appraisal of this incident in Syria depends on sufficient information which - especially for the Syrian conflict in general - is seldom available.
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PostPosted: 19-05-2013 01:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

The link name alone should tell you all you need to know.

http://www.floridaneedshelp.com/news/woman-bites-penis-of-boyfriend-after-denial-of-sex/

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kamalktk wrote:
The link name alone should tell you all you need to know.

http://www.floridaneedshelp.com/news/woman-bites-penis-of-boyfriend-after-denial-of-sex/

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Indeed. I think I'll pass on clicking it.
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