Too Much Free Time

by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
criminals, hitmen

craigslist, ebay

One Other Thing The Internet Is Useful For: Highlighting Dumb Criminals

from the making-yourself-known dept

The internet gets unfairly blamed for all kinds of things, so it's worth pointing out what it's useful for as well, such as highlighting dumb criminals. Take, for example, the story making the rounds about the woman who tried to hire a hitman on Craigslist to kill her lover's wife. Then, there's the New York state employee who tried to sell off rare historic state documents on eBay. In both cases, the effort of effectively advertising their crimes online helped highlight these dumb criminals. While it's nothing new, it does make you wonder why people still think to use the internet in this manner. Do they really not recognize how quickly they're likely to be caught?

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