Cannibalism Policing Fantasy

March 7, 2013 - 11:29 AM
FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012, file photo shows a passage from Federal complaint filed in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, against Gilberto Valle, a New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women. At Valle’s conspiracy trial, the jury has heard that he was part of an international community of fetishists who got their kicks trading wild fantasies about violent acts against women. His lawyers say it was all harmless fantasy. The case is extreme, but experts say said it touches on a common challenge in law enforcement: deciphering intent without running afoul of the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)