Too Much Free Time

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
criminals, hitmen

Companies:
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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  1. identicon
    Charles, Jan 28th, 2008 @ 11:24pm

    Seriously

    Every time I read an article about a person getting caught soliciting sex from a minor, I think the same thing.

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  2. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Jan 28th, 2008 @ 11:54pm

    Re: Seriously

    What's wrong with minors getting a little action too?

    TURN BACK THE CLOCK!

    1600's I'm looking at you . . .

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  3. identicon
    Tom, Jan 29th, 2008 @ 4:53am

    Reminds me of...

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  4. identicon
    CHL Instructor, Jan 29th, 2008 @ 6:43am

    Just wait...

    Some bleeding-heart Liberal (capital L) will insist on passing legislation requiring CL to keep people from posting their illegal intentions...

    --
    The 2nd Amendment is not about duck hunting

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  5. identicon
    CHL Instructor, Jan 29th, 2008 @ 6:58am

    Re: Re: Seriously

    You want the 1600's? Go to any Muslim country under Sharia Law. Oops, that would the 1300's...
    --
    TX CHL Instructor

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  6. identicon
    Fangs, Jan 29th, 2008 @ 2:23pm

    Or go to Texas!

    ---------
    You want the 1600's? Go to any Muslim country under Sharia Law. Oops, that would the 1300's...
    --

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