Friday, March 20, 2015

The Need for Care With “Thoughtcrime”

When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? That’s the issue the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently weighing in United States v. Gilberto Valle, the so-called “cannibal cop” case. EFF filed an amicus brief in support of Valle today, arguing that finding him guilty of conspiracy based on his online statements would put us in the scary realm of “thoughtcrime.” Valle was a New York City police officer charged with and convicted of both conspiracy to kidnap and...-> read more

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