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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Md., Va. join Craigslist fight

By Washington Post editors

They don't always find a lot of common ground, but Maryland's and Virginia's attorneys general Tuesday joined 15 of their state counterparts in calling on Craigslist to remove its adult services section, The Washington Examiner reports.

In a letter, the attorneys general said the popular classifieds Web site is rampant with advertisements for prostitution and child trafficking. It is the strongest rebuttal yet to a service that has come under growing scrutiny for what some believe is lax monitoring of messages and improper safeguards for users.

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By Washington Post editors  | August 25, 2010; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia  
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Craigslist and libertarians everywhere call on MD and VA to end their legal restrictions on prostitution and other vice laws.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | August 25, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if it is a publicity stunt close to ellections but should attorney generals and their police force not troll through craigs list adds for sex and investigate/prosecute miscreants instead of forcing a free service like craiglist to hire a platoon of screeners to screen through each add in this tough economic time which will eventally force them to shutdown or charge some fee.

Posted by: Jim110 | August 25, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Why is everyone against sex? Sex is good.

Posted by: johng1 | August 25, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster responds to the 17 state attorney generals who are calling for an end to the Adult Services part of the CL site.

Read what Jim has to say. FUNNY

Posted by: eye95 | August 26, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Where is Andrew Cuomo in all of this? The New York State Attorney General has remained mute about Craigslist and their blatant ad's promoting prostitution and child trafficking.
He was quick in attempting to mount a campaign against Internet providers carrying newsgroups claiming it was a distribution portal for kiddy porn so why is he remaining quiet on this? He's not fit to run for the Governorship of New York.

Posted by: seraphina2 | August 26, 2010 6:29 AM | Report abuse

They should remove the adult services and any sections for immorality such as homosexuality friendship listings.

Posted by: BMG4ME | August 26, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

This man Craig is a disgrace to his people (of which I am one) and this type of immorality including adult services is the antithesis of the behavior that we exhibit.

Posted by: BMG4ME | August 26, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

The government needs to stay out of it unless someone is doing something illegal. Then at that point launch an investigation and use our tax money to get to the bottom of it. I’m 33 years young, and yet in my short life I have seen dramatic changes in how our governments control is infiltrating every inch of our lives and as each year goes by, it gets worse… It will not stop unless we was a free people use our freedom and take a stand. LEAVE CRAIGSLIST ALONE!

Posted by: poolman1000 | August 28, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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