by Mike Masnick

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andrew cuomo, new york, photo op, prostitution


Andrew Cuomo Angry That Craigslist Stole His Photo Op

from the wow dept

This morning we posted the news about Craigslist giving in to angry Attorneys General who were misguided in their anger. In it, we discussed how this was a larger version of NY AG Andrew Cuomo's tactics to force internet companies to censor, despite no legal basis. However, it looks like Andrew Cuomo is pissed that others have taken his tactics and didn't give him a chance to be involved. Thomas O'Toole alerts us to this stunning statement from Cuomo who appears to be quite angry that this decision was made without him present:
"Several weeks ago, we informed Craigslist of an impending criminal case that implicated its website. Rather than work with this office to prevent further abuses, in the middle of the night, Craigslist took unilateral action which we suspect will prove to be half-baked."
O'Toole's summary is dead on: "Curses, you stole my photo op!" So when we wrote the original post wondering how soon it would be before AGs were upset with the new plan, we knew something like this would happen eventually. We just didn't think it would be a matter of hours.

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    ripjack, 13 May 2009 @ 3:39pm

    Lawyers and Politicians

    This is a statistical fact:
    Two of the most reviled people/occupations and most of them are one and the same.
    This country needs a new revolution! We need to take our country back from a congress and elected officials who don't listen to us.
    Get involved! Flood his office with emails and tell him what you think. Hey AG stop the grand-standing and do your job.

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