Jim Buckmaster

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Pimps Infiltrate New Corners of Craigslist

'Adult services' shuttered, they head over to 'casual encounters'

(Newser) - Opponents of the world's oldest profession scored a victory Friday when Craigslist replaced its "adult services" section with a black "censored" banner, thereby grinding all prostitution to a screeching halt. For a nanosecond. Then pimps predictably picked up their nefarious ads and trotted right over to Craigslist's "... More »

Craigslist's New Cash Cow: Sex Ads

Site doubled the price, stopped donating profits to charity

(Newser) - For a free site, Craigslist is doing all right: The classified-ad behemoth's profit is projected to climb 22% over last year, reports the New York Times —driven almost entirely by its controversial sex ads, which have been connected to prostitution, human trafficking, and one murder charge. In response to... More »

Craigslist 'Adult' Ads Cleaned Up, But No Less Erotic

(Newser) - Sure, the ads in Craigslist’s new “Adult Services” section are tamer than those that appeared in the old “Erotic Services” category, shuttered after the firestorm surrounding the “Craigslist killer” case. But read between the lines and the meaning is still the same, Chris Matyszczyk writes for... More »

Craigslist Sues SC AG to Stop Charges

AG hails it as a win for his state

(Newser) - Craigslist has filed federal suit against South Carolina’s attorney general to stop him from charging company executives with breaking state prostitution and obscenity laws. AG Henry McMaster called the site’s move a victory, saying “it shows that Craigslist is taking the matter seriously for the first time,... More »

Craigslist to SC AG: Apologize, and Back Off

(Newser) - Craigslist is due an apology from South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, the site’s CEO writes on his company blog, after threatening “unwarranted and unconstitutional charges against us that are clearly barred by federal law.” What’s more, Jim Buckmaster charges, Craigslist isn’t the only outlet... More »

SC to Craigslist: Kill Sex Ads or We Prosecute

Site has not complied with deal to curtail escort outfits: AG

(Newser) - South Carolina's top prosecutor today called on Craigslist executives to take down ads related to prostitution and pornography or face prosecution. “It appears that the management of Craigslist has knowingly allowed the site to be used for illegal and unlawful activity,” wrote Henry McMaster, South Carolina’s AG,... More »

Woman Seeks $5K Hit Man on Craigslist

Advertised 'freelance' job was to 'eradicate' wife of woman's lover

(Newser) - A Michigan woman posted a job on Craigslist last year to murder her lover's wife, the FBI announced yesterday. Ann Marie Linscott, 49, put up a generic "freelance" ad but asked responders to "eradicate a female living in Oroville, California" for $5,000. "I've seen some screwy... More »

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