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Raw Deal: The Untold Story Of NYPD's "Cannibal Cop" by [Valle, Gil, Whitney, Brian]
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"One of the most twisted tales you will ever read, and it's all true. This Is a story of cannibal fetishes, a terrified wife, lying FBI agents, a false conviction and a nice public shaming to top it all off. Kafka could not have dreamed up a scenario this wild."--Patrick Quinlan, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of SMOKED

"An unflinching, downright scary memoir of injustice from a man whose penchant for morbid role-plays landed him in prison. Gil Valle's sick, sexual, sometimes silly online chats were used against him by the feds, and he was convicted of masterminding an improbable conspiracy of cannibals that stretched across three continents. The outrageous prosecution cost him nearly everything he had--but now, finally, Valle has found a way to write his story for himself." --Daniel Engber, columnist Slate Magazine

"This has to be one of the most fascinating and disturbing cases I've ever looked into. Disturbing not because of what he said, but because he was almost put in prison for life for his thoughts." --Melkorka Licea, NY Post Reporter

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"When, if ever, does a thought cross the line and become a crime?"

RAW DEAL is the untold story of former New York City police officer Gil Valle, who in 2012 became known throughout the world as “The Cannibal Cop.” It is part the controversial saga of a man who was imprisoned for “thought crimes,” and a look into a world of dark sexuality and violence that most readers don’t know exists, except maybe in their nightmares.

After Valle’s arrest, media coverage exploded in a frenzy of lurid tabloid headlines and stories about the cop charged with planning to kidnap, torture, rape ...and eat ... women, including his own wife. But here’s the fascinating part; there was no such plan in reality. Valle was simply engaging in his own private fantasies, albeit fantasies that are abhorrent and grotesque, and for that he was thrown into prison.

Valle faced life in prison for his charges, and served 21 months for nothing more than having online chats about his fantasies. He was finally exonerated of all charges.

RAW DEAL raises the question of when does thought become a crime? A question that goes beyond his perverse sexuality to answers society must deal with in order to meet the challenge of terrorism. It will challenge the reader’s beliefs about free speech, the right to privacy, and government’s role in watching over us.

WARNING: This book contains graphic fantasy material of a sexual and violent nature. It is intended for Mature Audiences.

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  • Publisher: WildBlue Press (28 February 2017)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A shocking book about a man convicted for his fantasies, taken as actual plans to kidnap women and cook them 9 March 2017
By Yonah reviewer - Published on Amazon.com
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From the previews, I could tell that this book was going to be unusual, and it sure is one heck of a journey. The changes happen so fast that it feels like a demolition derby at times. A real life wild ride written by Gil Valle, a NY cop who had a new baby he's crazy about, and is going through a rough patch with his wife, who has moved out for a while while they work on things. He likes his job and is feeling he's becoming good at it, when one one day he is surprised by a bunch of cops as he's getting ready to leave for work. He's taken for questioning about his dirty little secret habit of going onto the Internet and looking at porn while talking about twisted fantasies with others who share his interests. He gets honest with them after seeing they know a lot and to his shock, he's arrested, not for these things he's only thought about and talked about...but for actually kidnapping women and doing horrific things to them that were only fantasies that he'd made up. So they charged him with being part of a conspiracy. This book shows that thought crimes can and do happen and did happen to this ex cop in 2012 when he found himself in prison, convicted and facing possible life in prison just for his thoughts. There is graphic adult language. Very eye opening about intellectual crimes.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will be one of the most twisted true crime tales you will ever read 11 March 2017
By katrig - Published on Amazon.com
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This book Raw Deal (cannibal cop) is exceptional well written and fascinating reading. When I first started reading the prologue about Gil I thought you where going to turn out to be a serial killer, a sick pervert, who was a policeman. Then I carried on reading.
Gil starts explaining himself you suddenly you realise this is all fantasy, of fetishes rather disturbing and frightening if followed through BUT THEY WHERE NOT FOLLOWED THROUGH. That was the difference. Everyone is allowed to have thoughts even if we do not agree with each other but when was it a crime to fantasise. ¾ of the world would be locked up if someone could read our fantasy’s.
Yes, you should have told your wife Kathleen & I can understand why she left you as you never really explained your online chats about your fantasies properly before when you had plenty of chances. Secrets will always catch you out in relationships. Putting photos of her online was very wrong on your part (different if you had her permission) and lying to her that you did not put any of Kathleen online is worse but you do not need anyone to tell you that now.
Kathleen’s misguided loyalty with the prosecution makes her just as bad in my eyes as the prosecution Hadassa Waxman, and It is unbelievable the prosecution could lie the way it did and convict Gil Valle.
Gil lost everything / His job, his wife, his daughter but most of all Gil lost his freedom for just HAVING A FETISH and going online chatting to other people. Gil spent 21 months in jail several in solitary confinement.

Gil Valle was lucky he had a good lawyer who believed in him, and the judge who finally exonerated GIL of all charges. Gil has had to do this at a great cost. I think you are very brave telling your story and I wish you well and hope you get compensation for time served. Yes I believe your daughter should read this book when she is older and can understand and make her own mind up. May you be reunited one day.
I read all true crime books and this one will challenge the reader’s beliefs about free speech, the right to privacy. The scary thing is THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANY OF US
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for those who both followed and didn't follow the case.... 20 February 2017
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A gripping yet easy read, Raw Deal gives the inside first-person account that was so desperately needed to countercheck the jokes, distortions, lies and half-truths perpetrated by the media and many of the stakeholders described in the book. While the book touches on the philosophical and legal questions raised by this unique case, the text mostly allows Valle to share with the reader not only the facts of his experience but also the angst and tangible losses that he still grapples with today- and will for the rest of his life. Until this point, Valle writes, he was stymied in his attempts to tell his story by our legal process and later by those in the media he wrongly trusted.
Many who do not know the full facts of the case are revolted by what they think they know about this former cop's fantasies. Some will probably walk away after reading his story with the same revulsion they felt going in. No matter where one's emotions settle, what's clear is that a young man paid an exorbitantly high price for what the author always said - and the legal system eventually agreed with - was pure fantasy. This narrative needed to be told, and Valle tells it well. Highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Punished for Thoughts 13 March 2017
By Chelsea W - Published on Amazon.com
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What happened to Gil Valle should concern anyone who knows what the First Amendment it. His tale is a real life horror story of what can happen when a persons thoughts and fantasies are considered obscene. His memoir details the process through which an innocent man can be sentenced to life in jail, regardless of lack of evidence. What makes it so truly terrifying is the fact that this could happen to anyone, and the ease at which a few people with power can dismantle a mans life.

Gil Valle does an amazing job of bringing you into his world, and helping the reader to experience the injustice he had to endure. Despite it all, he kept his humor throughout it all and shows a resiliency that helped him to make it out of this ordeal in one piece. Raw Deal is not just the tale of injustice, but keeping your head high and hopes up even through what could be perceived as insurmountable odds.

Raw Deal is a book you can truly sink your teeth into. (I hope I was the first one to make this pun.)
4.0 out of 5 stars This One Is Unique 18 May 2017
By Eileen McHenry - Published on Amazon.com
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You may never read another book like this one. It's a combination sexual-escapades memoir, the history of an interesting and important legal case, a fable about the dangers of trusting the media, an object lesson about knowing who you can really count on in this life, and a 100-page love letter to the author's daughter. All of this is packed into less than 250 pages. Well and believably written. I kept hearing (even from the author!) about how graphic and horrifying this book would be, but it wasn't grisly -- it was straight from the shoulder and to my mind lacking in horrifying details, except the parts about life in prison. The legal issues alone should make this required reading for every American. Read it!
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