The Craigslist prostitution prosecution seems kinky

Why is the Cook County sheriff suing Craigslist when it's a prime source of discovering prostitution rings?

It seems like a case of biting the hand that feeds you and then pinches you in that little place you've never told your wife about.

Today's announcement that Illinois' Cook County Sheriff is suing Craigslist for being the largest source of prostitution in America, seems extremely odd.

No, no. Not an overzealous police raid on a Cook County bordello. Just a Cook County tourist pic. CC Joe M500

I just called a couple of people who know about these things and they tell me that one of the easiest ways for police to round up a few workers of the Paid Sex Sorority is to wander along to Craigslist and take down some of the advertisers' particulars.

So why would the Sheriff feel the need to sue an organization that is allegedly such a good source of information?

Doesn't this all seem just a little sado-masochistic? Perhaps readers in Cook County have a more intimate perspective.

 

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