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Police investigating the murder and attacks of three women who offered lap dance, massage and other services on Craigslist have taken a man into custody. The 23-year-old man is suspected of murdering Julissa Brisman at an upscale Marriott Hotel in Boston's Copley district. He is also believed to have robbed two other woman …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    Legalised prostitution

    And if the US did what civilised countries have done and legalise prostitution then these women would have been working in clean and safe brothels and would never have been attacked (or perhaps the first person would have been attacked but no others).

    Utterly rediculous puritanism coming out the Land of the not very free.

  2. Chris Hatfield

    wow, she's fucking hot

    check out her photo - http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/04/19/amd_julissa.jpg

  3. Greg Adams

    @AC at 01:33

    That decision is left to the states. Prostitution is legal in Nevada, but I think all the others have banned it.

  4. Frank

    Convenience

    "..critics claim the site continues to stretch the resources of police vice squads. "

    Surely this service from Craigslist is actually a help to police vice squads because it is a 'gathering place' where the 'targets' for police investigation will gather (obviously) and provide their contact details to anyone who wants them.

  5. I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects
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    Knocking prostitution.

    Would legalising prostitution make sex with such species safe?

    I got the impression people capable of sinking that low do it for drug money and psychological problems.

    It's nice to be in a position where bawdy jokes can be made at their expense. And wasting time policing their desperation as crime is not the answer. But it is a sadly perverted skew on their lives, isnt it?

  6. Simon Neill

    Right...

    because this guy would have been a perfectly normal well adjusted individual without craigslist to rely on.

    Perhaps you should be grateful that you have the evidence on craigslist to call on.

  7. Nameless Faceless Computer User

    Federal vs. State Laws

    It's odd, but prostitution is legal and regulated in 1 out of the 50 United States. If you visit Nevada, you may pay for sex. Anywhere else, you risk becoming a "sex offender" forced to register in a National database which will haunt you the rest of your life.

  8. Reid Malenfant
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    Maybe not

    Too many assumptions my friend. These circumstances aside, people get their kicks in all sorts of ways and it does not follow that those who wish to meet in this way necessarily think of themselves as a) prostitutes or b) are actually meeting with a prostitute.

    It doesn't matter what is legalised, people will still crave excitement, risk and even danger and that will never change.

  9. Graham Marsden
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    So...

    ... this killer was tracked through his use of Craigslist.

    And the solution...?

    Stop women from advertising services on Craigslist!

    Wow! That's brilliant!

    Don't think about ways of enabling women (and men!) to legally and legitimately advertise services in "the oldest profession", no, just make it *MORE* difficult for them and make them *MORE* vulnerable to nutters :-(

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