Law Enforcement In Iowa Recognizes Craigslist Is A Tool, Not A Problem

from the good-for-them dept

While officials in neighboring Illinois are suing Craigslist for prostitution, it appears that law enforcement officials in Iowa know better. Brent writes in to note that police in Iowa have been using Craigslist as a tool to help crack down on prostitution. Of course, that doesn't make for headlines nearly as big as just blaming Craigslist...
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Filed Under: iowa, prostitution
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    Francis Burdett, 1 May 2009 @ 7:35am

    Whores and Craigslist

    Police use of craigslist as a "easy" tool to fight prostitution would appear to be unsustainable.

    If the escort runs an ad in the erotic services section, they are an easy mark for the police.

    Even the dumbest escort would eventually realize that there is a high risk that their craigslist john was an undercover officer.

    Thus the escorts will realize that they should go back to posting in the "casual encounters" section of the site.

    And then from craigslist point of view, you are back to page one.

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