Herr Morgenstern: I remember hearing about this guy and the final verdict. It bothers me because he never really planned to do it, he just posted his sick fantasies on a website devoted to that sort of thing and people took it seriously. If they can nail someone like this for thinking bad thoughts, society really is going to hell in a handbasket.
fappomatic: charlesmartel11235: "Cannibal Corpse" sounds like a really bad cover bandYou were almost there...[www.cannibalcorpse.net image 500x332]\not a cover band
zarker: Is that.... Is that shopped? The hell?
shortymac: To all the people claiming "thoughtcrime", he was actively planning to kidnap and eat a real-life acquaintance of his with an accomplice. I read some of the chat logs around the time this story broke.There's a big difference between:"I love to eat her, mmmm I bet she'd taste good!"and"Okay, I rented out a van for us to transport the body. I have a place where we can kill and butcher her in peace. The materials are going to cost a few hundred bucks, give me cash for half so it can't be traced. I'm thinking we do this on June 2nd, that work for you"When you start buying materials to murder someone it isn't a "thoughtcrime" anymore.
ShatteredMinds: Wait, so the guy was convicted for having a farked up fantasy life ... how is that even possible. There are real criminals that commit horrible crimes every day that walk, and they lock this guy up? I mean, I could see it if they had some kind of proof that he had some serious intentions of doing them. It's like the kid that got arrested for using his school for a level in a FPS. Just because people think things doesn't mean they plan to do them. Isn't this the epitome of thought crimes. I know of many a horror writer that would be in jail if you went by just this kind of proof. When you first start writing is easiest to use real people to flesh out your style and how to create vivid character descriptions. Now I'm not saying the guy isn't messed up and could probably use some therapy but not jail.
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