A cnet article details Craigslist's cooperation with police and highlights the many lawful deeds the Web site has done over the years - a record ignored by Sheriff Dart's accusations.
For the opposing view, see David Coursey's.Prostitution is called the oldest profession because, in part, it's unstoppable.Sheriff Tom Dart wants the ninth most popular Web site to close the shutters on Erotic Services forever and accept responsibility for being "the single largest source of prostitution in the nation.".Word by Word Definitions labor play : expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory : human activity that provides the goods or services in an economy ca local swinger : the services performed by workers for wages as distinguished from those rendered by entrepreneurs.Late last year the Web site began charging for ads placed in the Erotic Services section and required ID verification.While more may possibly be done to pop illegal services ballooning on the Internet, it's more important to focus on prevention of abuse than impose outright censorship, for such a move could have potentially far-reaching, and dangerous, ramifications.
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Such a move symbolizes not only a country taking a broad moral stance, but also one willing to blind itself from legitimate, Constitutional freedoms for the misguided and impossible purposes of cleansing a nation.Editor's note: In this post, blogger Brennon Slattery offers his personal view of the ongoing Craigslist controversy.Craigslist has cooperated with law enforcement and should be commended for its efforts.If not there, then.Craigslist's Erotic Ads Make The Internet an Even Vaster Wasteland.One of the eye-opening disclosures for non-techies from the Eliot Spitzer case was that Spitzer hired his prostitutes from the Web site "Emperor's Club VIP." Yes, this is not a world in which one finds illegal activity on a street corner or via the back.What made you want to look up labor market?It also dutifully removes illegal postings that are brought to the organization's attention.Some may see Craigslist as opening its doors to such services, and feeding the fire rather than putting it out.If it's not on a paid Web site, it's on Craigslist.