Police establish "Exchange Zones" for Craigslist buyers/sellers to meet


#1

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#2

Hey, good ideas for community policing!


#3

Any bets on how long it will be until some cop decides that a deal seems “shady” and seizes the assets of both parties?


#4

Of course that’s going to happen at some point – I can’t wait until someone tries to do a pot deal in one of these places, too – but this is a nice service and, I think, a way for the community to get a bit more value out of the capital overhead involved in having a police force.


#5

Social media has been a boon for police - we regularly hear about stupid people doing stupid things online and getting caught. This may help to remove some of the more troublesome operators from Craigslist, if they get too bold.


#6

Are they ok with me bringing my bathtub full of noodles?


#7

Finally a place where human parts/remains can be sold without fear of reprisals.


#8

Bust a deal; face the wheel!


#9

Two men enter, one man leaves!


#10

A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night.

It’s hardly neutral territory, if The State claims jurisdiction over the participants.


#11

Fucking government intervening in the free market.


#12

I thought this is what Starbucks is for. It’s certainly not for the horribly overpriced coffee.


#13

I wonder what’s their policy on personal ads?


#14

A guy I know works for the local PD and does a lot of Craigslist transactions. Usually the other party is relieved when he suggests his workplace parking lot. Also saves him the hassle of driving somewhere else.


#15

It actually sounds like a really good idea. So immediately my thoughts drift to…


#16

Who run Bartertown?


#17

I’m currently selling a professional-quality (heeeeaaavvvy) arc welder, and a bunch of supporting equipment. Starbucks, here I come!


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