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NYC Policeman Arrested in Plot to Kidnap, Rape, Torture, Murder, Cook and Cannibaliz​e Women

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 25, 2012 by highboldtage

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest of New York City Police Officer for Kidnapping Conspiracy and Illegally Accessing Federal Law Enforcement Database

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 25, 2012  Southern District of New York (212) 637-2600

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Mary E. Galligan, the Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York (NYPD), announced the arrest of active-duty New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle for conspiracy to kidnap and for illegally accessing the federal National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Valle allegedly conspired with more than one individual to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook, and cannibalize a number of women, and he used the NCIC database to obtain information about a specific woman. He was arrested by special agents of the FBI and detectives from the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau yesterday at his residence in Forest Hills, Queens, and will be presented today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman in Manhattan federal court.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said, “Gilberto Valle’s alleged plans to kidnap women so that they could be raped, tortured, killed, cooked, and cannibalized shock the conscience. This case is all the more disturbing when you consider Valle’s position as a New York City Police officer and his sworn duty to serve and protect. Our investigation is ongoing.”

FBI Acting Assistant Director in Charge Mary E. Galligan said, “The allegations in the complaint really need no description from us. They speak for themselves. It would be an understatement merely to say Valle’s own words and actions were shocking.”

According to the allegations in the complaint filed yesterday in Manhattan federal court:

In September 2012, the FBI learned that Valle was sending e-mail and instant messages discussing plans with multiple co-conspirators to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook, and cannibalize a number of women. A court-authorized search of the computer revealed that Valle had created files pertaining to at least 100 women and containing at least one photograph of each woman (the “individual files”). The computer also contained personal information about some of these women—including relevant addresses, physical descriptions, and photographs—and electronic communications in which Valle and co-conspirators detailed their plans. Additionally, Valle used the NCIC database and other methods to locate potential victims, surveilled potential victims at their homes and places of business, drafted an “operation plan” to abduct and “cook” an identified woman, researched methods of disabling and drugging women, and agreed with at least one other individual to kidnap a woman in exchange for a sum of money.


In July 2012, Valle had a series of online communications with a co-conspirator (CC- 1) in which they discussed how best to kidnap, murder, cook, and eat Victim-1, including where to find a recipe for chloroform. During this time period, Valle also created a document entitled “Abducting and Cooking [Victim-1]: a Blueprint.” The document contains pedigree information about Victim-1—including her name, date of birth, height, weight, and bra size. The document also contains a section called “Materials Needed” in which Valle wrote, in part, the following:

Car (I have it) Chloroform (refer to website for directions) Rope (Strongest kind to tie her up)

In subsequent instant message conversations, CC-1 asked Valle, “How was your meal?” to which Valle immediately responded, “I am meeting her [Victim-1] on Sunday.” On the following Sunday, Valle contacted Victim-1 and said that he wanted to meet her. They met later that day at a restaurant for lunch.


Valle also had conversations with another co-conspirator (CC-2) in February 2012, in which they negotiated and agreed to a price at which Valle would kidnap another woman (Victim-2). In those conversations, Valle insisted upon a price no less than $5,000 and assured CC-2 that Victim-2 would be bound, gagged, and alive when he delivered her. The FBI reviewed cell site data obtained pursuant to a court order and learned that, in March 2012, a cellphone with a telephone number belonging to Valle made and received cellular communications on the block in Manhattan on which Victim-2’s apartment building is located. When the FBI later interviewed Victim-2, she stated that she has never invited Valle to her home and does not know him well.

The NCIC Database

On May 31, 2012, Valle accessed the NCIC database and obtained information about a woman whose name matched the name of one of the individual files created by Valle (Victim-3), and stored the information on the computer. Valle did not have authorization to perform that search or to access any information about Victim-3.

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Valle, 28, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense. Valle is also charged with one count of intentionally and knowingly accessing a computer without authorization and exceeding his authorized access and thereby obtaining information from a department and agency of the United States, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense.

Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI and the NYPD. He added that the investigation is continuing.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s Violent Crimes Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Hadassa Waxman is in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Stockton Cop Busted in Steroid Investigation

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 14, 2011 by highboldtage




Ward Koppel Posted: 1/14/2011

STOCKTON– A Stockton police officer has been arrested on charges of possession of steroids for sale.

According to Officer Pete Smith, 26-year-old Darrrin Fagundes was arrested Thursday in the parking lot of a Tracy shopping center. or:

Know Your Rights Training – Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2008 by highboldtage

How To Handle Encounters with ‘Law Enforcement’

including a segment on CopWatching

SATURDAY, August 30th


at the PARC, Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community
Old Town, Eureka 320 2nd Street, between D and E, upstairs in wooden complex

FREE All Ages Welcome Snacks, Coffee, Juice provided

Hosted by Redwood Curtain CopWatch

For more info call: 707-633-4493

Do you know what to do if you’re stopped by the police? Do your children?
Are you tired of your rights being violated?This workshop focuses on the law “on the street” – what your rights are and how cops try to trick you out of them. We want to share strategies to’survive’ police encounters. We will also discuss the right to observe and record police activity and how to do it as safe and effective as possible.

It’s particularly important to know your rights at this time,  because the behavior of law enforcement toward the public has become increasinglymilitant and militarized. Law enforcement officers often rationalize their actions as necessary tactics in the wars on drugs or terrorism.Predictably, as these campaigns progress, the primary casualties are people of color, people who are poor, [people who are young], and people who are activists….it’s critical to learn how to use the law to protect yourself- before you or the people you care about end up in jail.” [or worse]

-from book “Beat the Heat” by activist attorney Katya Komisaruk
[bracketed additions by Verbena]

Police State Tactics in Philadelphia

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 28, 2008 by highboldtage

The cops came, searched and left a mess for puzzled homeowner
Philadelphia Daily News 215-854-2595

Four young residents of a North Philadelphia house who circulated petitions questioning police-surveillance cameras were rousted from their home Friday and detained 12 hours without charges while police searched their house.
Daniel Moffat, 28, a co-owner of the house, said police had no warrant when they entered. The house was examined by officials from several government agencies and then shuttered by the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections.

“This leaves me homeless, without access to things I need. My whole life is disrupted,” Moffat said yesterday.

The raid on the property on Ridge Avenue near Parrish Street was led by 9th District Police Capt. Dennis Wilson, who was quoted in an online story by the City Paper as saying of the residents: “They’re a hate group. We’re trying to drum up charges against them, but unfortunately we’ll probably have to let them go.”

And he said the structure on the roof “was similar to what we saw on Osage Avenue,” referring to the rooftop fortification built by the radical group MOVE before the 1985 confrontation that killed 11 people.



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 24, 2008 by highboldtage


LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jesse Moya, former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy and California Corrections Officer Rodrigo Duran, and two co-conspirators, Steve Quintero and Geronimo Sevilla, were sentenced today in federal court for their roles in a series of home-invasion robberies over a two-year period, the Justice Department announced today.  Moya was sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years of post-incarceration supervised release, and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000. Duran was sentenced to 66 months in prison, and five years of post-incarceration supervised release. Sevilla received a sentence of 87 months along with three years of supervised release and a $ 1,500 fine. Quintero received a sentence of 57 months along with three years of supervised release and a $5,000 fine.

        Moya, Duran, Quintero and Sevilla all previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate civil rights.  In addition, Duran and Sevilla pleaded guilty to using a firearm during a crime of violence, and Duran pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law. Duran also testified in the January 2008 trial in which a federal jury found their fellow co-conspirators, William and Joseph Ferguson, guilty of conspiring to violate civil rights, conspiring to possess narcotics with intent to distribute, and possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.

        Evidence presented at the plea hearings and the January 2008 trial revealed that the four defendants sentenced today were members of a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that committed more than 40 burglaries and robberies throughout the Los Angeles area between early 1999 and June of 2001.  Former Los Angeles Police Department Officer Ruben Palomares was the ringleader of this conspiracy, which included other law enforcement officers as well as drug dealers.  The robberies generally were committed after the group received information that a particular location was involved in illegal drug-trafficking.  The robbery teams usually consisted of multiple sworn police officers in uniform or displaying badges, including Moya and Duran, who would gain access to the residence by falsely telling any occupants that they were conducting a legitimate search for drugs or drug dealers.  The other defendants also assisted in these raids, by conducting surveillance for the raids or by selling drugs taken during the raids and sharing the profits with the other conspirators.  Victims were often restrained, threatened or assaulted during the searches.

        In all, 17 defendants, including law enforcement officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, the Long Beach Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Department of Corrections, have been convicted of federal crimes in connection with the conspiracy.  In prior sentencing hearings in this case, former Los Angeles Police Department officer William Ferguson was sentenced to 102 years imprisonment, his brother and former Long Beach Police Department officer Joseph Ferguson was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment, and former Los Angeles Police Department officer Ruben Palomares was sentenced to 158 months imprisonment.

        “These defendants and their fellow conspirators repeatedly abused their positions of trust to help them in their robbery and drug trafficking schemes,” said Grace Chung Becker,  Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.  “While the vast majority of law enforcement officers carry out their difficult duties in a professional manner, the Department of Justice will continue to vigorously prosecute those who cross the line and commit such violent criminal acts.”

                “With former officers Moya and Duran now going to prison, five former law enforcement officials have been convicted and punished in this ugly case of police corruption,” said U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien. “With this dark chapter in Southern California law enforcement now behind us, we will remain vigilant to ensure that other rogue officers do not smear the reputations of the vast majority of our police who serve their communities with honor and integrity.”

Another Brother Dies Alone

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 23, 2008 by highboldtage

Another Brother Dies Alone

Another victim.  Who is killing homeless people in Humboldt?  Who is stalking homeless people with an aluminum baseball bat? 

We don’t believe Frank Jager.   This could be a natural death like Jager says, or it could be a homicide.  Homeless people don’t seem to have any value for Frank Jager.  Homeless people are not “transients.”

ARE YOU PROUD OF EUREKA?  Violence that targets  the homeless is a hate crime!

Rationing threat as police prepare to get tough with striking drivers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2008 by highboldtage

Rationing threat as police prepare to get tough with striking drivers (U.K.)

Rationing threat as police prepare to get tough with striking drivers