Cannibal Cop and the Freedom to Have Fucked-Up Fantasies
As every middle schooler knows, the internet is a repository of strange shit. A few casual keystrokes can take you to Goatse, Lemon Party, Cake Farts, and a dozen other weird porn memes. A few more clicks and you can find photos of mass graves, diseased genitals, rotting animal corpses teeming with maggots, open wounds festering and dripping with pus. Most hardened internet denizens laugh (or turn away in disgust) and move on when confronted with the web’s dark corners, but occasionally, people end up curling up inside them and making a home.
That’s one way to describe what happened to Gilberto Valle, the tabloid-famous “Cannibal Cop” who just had his conviction for plotting to kidnap, kill, and eat a bunch of women overturned by a judge who ruled that all of the online discussions he had with others about murder and vorefantasies were just that: fantasies.
“Once the lies and the fantastical elements are stripped away, what is left are deeply disturbing misogynistic chats and emails written by an individual obsessed with imagining women he knows suffering horrific sex-related pain, terror and degradation,” Judge Paul Gardephe wrote in an opinion released Monday night that sided with the defense. “Despite the highly disturbing nature of Valle’s deviant and depraved sexual interests, his chats and emails about these interests are not sufficient—standing alone—to make out the elements of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.”
Vans Syndicate is proud to present this limited product capsule with visionary skateboard graphic designer, Sean Cliver. Sean created Vans legend Ray Barbee’s first pro board on Powell-Peralta some 20+ years ago and has gone on to create other iconic works for the likes of World Industries, 101, Birdhouse, Element, Supreme and more.
The Vans Syndicate x Sean Cliver Authentic Pro and Mid-Skool Pro pack features a Vans original checkerboard incorporating a 7-ply maple skateboard laminate side view pattern. They’ll be available on June 28 exclusively at finer skate shops near you. Visit Vans.com for authorized dealers.
head over heelsis an animated gif that was created for $25 on MakeAGif.
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