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


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Hey, good ideas for community policing!


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


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.


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.


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


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


Bust a deal; face the wheel!


Two men enter, one man leaves!


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.


Fucking government intervening in the free market.


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


I wonder what’s their policy on personal ads?


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.


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


Who run Bartertown?


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

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