Catherine is a 35 year old prostitute who lives and works in San Francisco and is based on the famous site of ads to avoid, or minimize the problems of violence and the risks that are common in his profession.
“Craigslist is important to help prevent violence,” said the woman, who is also of European origin, and continues, “Craigslist is a way to filter people, and allow us to avoid those that can make trouble, and not with Craigslist there is no need for pimps. ”
And how many women in her position say, you are safe in saying “Craigslist is vital! ”
And this is why the Sheriff of Cook County, Chicago, Tom Dart, in an interview with Cnet News, accusing the popular web service to be a major source of customers for prostitution in the United States. In addition, in the same interview, Dart reveals that often, in the sexual services offered by advertisers to Craigslist, involving minors and people forced into prostitution against their will.
In the complaint filed by the Dart, Craigslist is presented as a powerful marketing tool for pimps and prostitutes, which makes it much easier for criminals to escape the police.But Dart’s work has focused not on those people who have chosen prostitution as a source of income at the individual level, and therefore conscious, but that area exploited by organized crime as a source of income and the involvement of minors. As for children, showed the same sheriff, that the ads in that regard it up more or less like this: “Do you want a young girl? We have a young girl, all you have to do is pay a little more .. ”
In general we can say that this is a story that highlights how one of the most modern technology the world has become a vital part of one of the oldest professions in the world.
But with the advent of the Internet as an important means of communication, web 2.0, it was only a matter of time but sooner or later the sex would have made its irruption in intenet sites like Craigslist. And in that respect we have long asked why such ads are permissible on a site as important as that.
The same thing that I ask myself every time I open the pages of a local newspaper known national and even 2 pages devoted to ads like this (do not write the name of the head in order to avoid various troubles, but it is not difficult to identify which is heading, is the only one to have national importance and to have this kind of pages ..)
A spokesman for Craiglists announced in recent days that the crime detection between the ads are a very small thing compared to those conditions, but even this type of statement seems little thing to justify the presence of such ads.
Catherine, by issuing an interview with Cnet News, has asked to remain aninima, and to be identified by this name in homage to Catherine Deneuve, in particular in its role as a prostitute in the film Belle de Jour.
He insisted that through craigslist can communicate with customers, and may avoid incurring any type of violent and dangerous clients, and added that if the service were to somehow prevent this type of ads, many Prosit return to attend the sidewalks rather than receive their clients in homes.
The implications of maedaglia is that Craigslists has frequently been useful to police investigations, and through fake advertisements, attracts to itself all sorts of criminals.
An example of this: in a 2007 article in the New York Times reported that an ad on Craigslist posted by the police in Seattle has even led to the arrest of 71 people including a bank officer, a construction worker and a surgeon.
Then network the debate is still in full swing, craigslist announced the imminent introduction of new measures to discourage the use of the criminal section erotic ads. We will see how Craig will resolve this thorny issue.