March 7, 2013 |
NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI had to grab a New York City police officer last year before he could go forward with a macabre scheme to abduct and cannibalize women that was “no joke,” a prosecutor said Thursday in closing arguments at the officer's kidnapping conspiracy trial. Gilberto Valle was in the midst of a plot to “kidnap, torture, rape and commit other horrific acts” on at least six women he knew, including his wife, Assistant U.S. Atty. Hadassa Waxman told a Manhattan jury.
February 26, 2013 |
Former female classmates of the man accused of wanting to kidnap and then eat women testified on Tuesday that they never felt threatened by the one-time New York City police officer. The trial of Gilberto Valle, 28, dubbed by the New York media as the "Cannibal Cop," moved into its second day, with prosecutors seeking to put human faces on potential victims. But some of the women who took the stand minimized the threat. Valle is accused of conspiring to kidnap women and of using information from a law enforcement database to build a list of 100 women who the prosecution says were potential targets.
February 25, 2013 |
A federal jury in Manhattan will be asked to decide whether a New York policeman's desire to kidnap, cook and eat women was part of a sick homicidal plan or just another bizarre fantasy. The trial of the officer, dubbed the “cannibal cop,” begins Monday afternoon with opening statements before a jury of six men and six women, many of whom are college-educated and have lived in the metropolitan New York area most of their lives. New Yorkers have been living with the case, which has sparked the expected frantic tabloid headlines including "Cook 'em Danno.
February 25, 2013 |
Testimony began Monday in Manhattan federal court, where a jury was being asked to determine when role playing crosses virtual reality into criminal action. The prosecution and defense kicked off the ”Cannibal Cop” trial, sparring over how seriously to take the actions of Gilberto Valle, 28, a New York City policeman accused of conspiring to kidnap and eventually eat women. He is also accused of using information from a law enforcement database to build a list of 100 women who the prosecution says were potential targets.
January 28, 2013 |
As an eye-catching theme for an exhibition, cannibalism surely ranks right up there. At East Los Angeles College's Vincent Price Art Museum, cannibalism is the motif driving the third MexiCali Biennial, a show that packs the work of 26 artists and collectives from the U.S. and Mexico into relatively small quarters. Given the venue, which is named for an erudite actor who was both Yale-trained in art history and popular for ghoulish turns in horror movies, the cannibalism theme also exudes a wry, site-specific cheekiness.
January 24, 2013
The indie-rap label Def Jux is having a bit of a revivalist moment since its lamented 2010 hiatus, with label boss El-P's crossover success in mainstream and hipster circles. So now's an excellent time to get thee to a reunion of Cannibal Ox, another stalwart of the label known for its noisy sonics and blistering mike work. The Roxy, 9009 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thu. $15. theroxyonsunset.com .