Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

New bodies could bring Ohio Craigslist toll to 3

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:02 PM
Original message
New bodies could bring Ohio Craigslist toll to 3
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 07:03 PM by sarcasmo
Source: AP

Snip < The discoveries of two new bodies could bring to three the death toll from a Craigslist ad that police say lured victims into a lethal robbery scheme.


Snip < A body found Friday in a shallow grave near a mall in Akron may be that of a missing man who answered the ad, the FBI said. And a sheriff in a rural county said later in the day that the body of a white male without identification was found in a shallow grave about 90 miles away.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/bodies-could-bring-ohio-craigslis...



I can only imagine how many more bodies are scattered on that property.
Refresh | +9 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:03 PM
Response to Original message
1. Bad link - goes to a football story. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:04 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Fixed.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:19 PM
Response to Original message
3. Throw in a wood chipper, a kiddie pool and a couple 40 gallon barrels of quicklime.
THEN,,,,theres a story.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #3
9. Geez, Margie
Who's gonna b'lieve somethin like that?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. OK...then a couple Italians, a Ougia board and a rowboat
Would that be better?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Joe Shlabotnik Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:34 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. LOL n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 12:02 AM
Response to Reply #10
16. lol, I think you meant a gondola - oh, and a red hoodie.
:evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:46 PM
Response to Original message
4. deadly scams :(
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:53 PM
Response to Original message
5. The corporate media never tire of smearing Craigslist.
If the killer had used a printed classified ad or a telephone to lure his victims, would they be calling him the Verizon killer, or the New York Times killer? Despite all the gun deaths, you almost never hear about the Smith and Wesson killer. The only brandname routinely attached to murder in the headlines is Craigslist. The corporate media are on a crusade against Craigslist, because it provides services for free that used to cost money.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. Good point.
The killers could have easily placed an ad in the local newspaper.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:11 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. Local newspapers wouldn't have drawn people from across the country
But yes, before the Internet, there was Lonely Hearts scams/murders that used local newspapers. As communications evolve, so do criminals.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:20 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. My point still stands that to call him the Craigslist killer is absurd and bespeaks an agenda to...
ruin Craigslist and exert greater control over the Internet.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Joe Shlabotnik Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:39 PM
Response to Reply #5
13. All Good points
Smearing anything but corporate owned media is the thing. The PTB loathe citizen journalism, not controlling the message, or even worse...gasp...not profiting from the medium. Today's flavor is FEAR.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:58 PM
Response to Reply #5
15. +1
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 12:53 AM
Response to Reply #5
17. Would you prefer headlines about Black Friday violence at Walmarts be changed
to Black Friday Violence at Store? (Not the most fantastic rhetorical question ever, so...)

When's the last time you heard of a printed ad or a phone being used to lure victims? There's a reason for that.

If the private message system at DailyKos were used to lure victims, I think it would be ridiculous for a journalist to neglect to mention that fact.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Joe Shlabotnik Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:11 AM
Response to Reply #17
19. I understand
But If a 'daily kos' ad led to a horrible crime, it would OBVIOUSLY become a lead story. There are many that would salivate to De-legitimize Daily Kos for what it is.

That said. Horrible crimes happen every day...regardless of some 'tough on crime' right wing folks, and equally the 'drum circle's don't equate crime' types too. The problem still rests with: PTB will never relinquish control until the guillotines are brought out, Mayhem sells, and worst yet.... we are a voyeuristic society, easily amused by bread and circus and equally scared of our very own shadows of existence.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:20 AM
Response to Reply #17
20. That's a silly question.
Unlike Craigslist, Walmart is the actual location of the violence and may be responsible for fostering conditions that make it likelier. (Or not, but the question arises.) Yet note that even in your example, you don't say, "the Walmart violence," but "violence at Walmart." The preposition is important.

Here's a list of killers who used classified ads, most of them prior to Internet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonely_hearts_killer

If PMs at Daily Kos were used to lure victims, I'm sure you'd agree with me that journalists should and would mention that fact. But a headline that named the "Daily Kos killer" would be misleading and unfair to DK.

Haven't you noticed the campaign against Craigslist? Craig (whatsisname) was even hauled before a House committee so that they could call him a pimp and accomplice to violence for accepting sex ads. The logic behind the Craigslist hysteria is applicable to anything allowing anonymous users on the Internet. Like this site.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:05 PM
Response to Original message
11. Who's dumb enough to rob people poor enough to use Craigslist anyways?
That's like holding up people at the welfare office.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:07 AM
Response to Reply #11
18. good point.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:28 AM
Response to Reply #11
21. It wasn't about robbery - no matter what the cops say.
Cops are not known for their literary and cultural sophistication.

It looks to be a 'most dangerous game' hunt thing - a thrill killer trolling for people who won't be missed so he can lure them into the bush and hunt them down.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:39 AM
Response to Reply #11
22. Not necessarily
I once bought a $700 camera off Craigslist. I'm not poor, I just didn't want to pay twice that for it new. I arrived alone and went up into this guy's apartment. He showed me that it works, threw in a case, we called it a deal, I bought it, shook his hand and left.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:48 PM
Response to Original message
14. Hotch and the rest of the BAU team will solve this in 43 minutes
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 06:07 PM
Response to Original message
23. Jeffery Dahmer lived not far from this location in Bath.
Must be something in the water....
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Apr 20th 2014, 02:23 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC