Wednesday, September 05, 2007

eCops bust eHookers and ePimps for iFucking

We can thank the New York Times' eminent journalists for this article on Craigslist Prostitutes:

All eight were arrested on prostitution charges here, snared in a new sting operation by the Nassau County police that focuses on Craigslist.org, the ubiquitous Web site best known for its employment and for-sale advertisements but which law enforcement officials say is increasingly also used to trade sex for money.

Nassau County has made more than 70 arrests since it began focusing on Craigslist last year, one of numerous crackdowns by vice squads from Hawaii to New Hampshire that have lately been monitoring the Web site closely, sometimes placing decoy ads to catch would-be customers.

“Craigslist has become the high-tech 42nd Street, where much of the solicitation takes place now,” said Richard McGuire, Nassau’s assistant chief of detectives. “Technology has worked its way into every profession, including the oldest.”

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Law enforcement officials ask why Craigslist even includes Erotic Services among its 191 categories. Mr. Buckmaster, the company president, said the site created that category “at the request of our users” for legitimate massage, escorts and exotic dancers. In an e-mail interview, he said that the police had praised the company’s cooperation, though he did not give examples.


Have I moved to the Netherlands yet? The US has become such a fucking police state.

1 comment:

Mark said...

A police state that feels free to abduct people in foreign jurisdictions and kidnap them to US territory to put them on trial, Alpha.

It's not just about leaving the US now.

Ciao, Mark