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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Gilberto Valle
A former New York Police Department officer was set to leave jail on Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a bizarre case accusing him of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.
A New York City police officer convicted last year of conspiring to kidnap, kill and eat women — dubbed the "Cannibal Cop" — now works as a cook as he serves out his sentence in jail.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of two men charged with conspiring to rape, torture and murder women and children as a judge said he was inclined to let jurors hear testimony about an "extremely disturbing" video found in a former Manhattan school librarian's apartment and a conversation with an undercover investigator in which he expresses sexual interest in infants.
Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian charged with conspiring to rape, torture and murder women and children, a case that grew from the prosecution of a New York police officer on cannibalism charges.
A jury has convicted a New York City policeman — dubbed by press as the "Cannibal Cop" — of plotting to kidnap, kill and then eat women.
Jurors appeared uncomfortable Monday as prosecutors showed a video of a screaming woman being cooked alive over an open flame and other disturbing images from websites devoted to torturing and eating women — evidence prosecutors say proves a New York City police officer was involved in a cannibalism plot.
A New York City police officer's bizarre Internet discussion of cannibalism — what he claims was harmless fantasy — was instead a serious plot to abduct, torture and eat "very real women," a federal prosecutor said Monday at the officer's kidnapping conspiracy trial.
In Internet chats as breezy as they were bizarre, a police officer accused of plotting to kidnap and eat as many as 100 women was once cautioned not to be wasteful when cooking a victim because "there is nearly 75 pounds of food there."
In one of the numerous online conversations shown to the jury during the trial, Valle told a man he met in a fetish chat room, "I want her to experience being cooked alive.