Hugene - 6:42 pm on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is a sad event for Craigslist and for the advancement of society in general.
Sex trafficking is a horrible crime that should be fought with all strength. It is not Craigslist that should be fought with all strength.
As for "regular" prostitution, just leave it be, doesn't hurt (much).
But sweeping the problem under the carpet (through censorship) is just a step in the wrong direction. A step in the right direction would be to de-criminalize prostitution and then start regulating it.
The best way to protect people from sex trafficking is to bring the sex workers under the protective umbrella of the law; casting them away into criminality only makes things worse.
I am disgusted at the actions of all these supposed AG, they care not for the people. I was impressed at the clairvoyance and strength of principles that Craigslist was showing by fighting these AGs. Sad day for Craigslist.