Some honesty regarding the Cook County thing

Some honesty regarding the Cook County thing

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From the craigslist blog:

craigslist CEO MYSTIFIED BY COOK COUNTY SHERIFF

Cites Record of Cooperation with Illinois Law Enforcement

"Frankly, Sheriff Dart's actions mystify me," said craigslist CEO Jim
Buckmaster, referencing the private civil suit filed against the online
service yesterday by the Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff.

Buckmaster explained that in mid and late 2007 we had very positive
communications with the Cook County Sheriff.'s Department, in which we
explained how "erotic services" came to be, the purposes it is intended to
serve, and the statutes that support our right to operate as we do.

"Since then, we have not only initiated multiple new measures to further
reduce misuse of our website by anyone intending criminal activity, we
also reached an agreement with 40 state attorneys-general, including
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, about an enforcement plan designed
to protect the public from those who would misuse our site."

"And yet, inexplicably, Sheriff Dart apparently bypassed the Illinois
Attorney General's office, and filed this complaint through a private law
firm."

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3 Comments

Not an Idiot

Who do you think you're kidding? Apparently 40 state's attorneys… The fact is, if you provide the forum that publishes the illegal material and do not moderate the forum, you are just as responsible as if you had written the illegal material yourselves. Get your SanFagSisco heads out of your asses.

Emily

You are just as responsible as if you had written the illegal material yourselves. Get your SanFagSisco heads out of your asses. The public from those who would misuse our site.

SanFagSiscer

Dear "Not the Idiot" and "Emily":
Out of curiosity, I did a Google search on the keywords “Escort” and “Escort Services”. Believe it or not, I found multiple websites of Prostitutes, located in the United States. Some of these web sites had their own registered domain names, and some where hosted on free services, such as blogger.com or freewebs.com.
Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that the Internet itself provides a “forum” as you put it for prostitutes to advertise.
According to your logic, the internet and also Google that facilitates finding those sites, should both be shut down. Won’t you be happier in Illinois after that? Perhaps your economy will do even better?

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