Ever since the craigslist murders of Bud and June Runion in Georgia police departments around the country, much like the one in Houston, Texas, featured here, have been offering their properties as safe havens to complete craigslist transactions. While I think it is an enormous gesture of good will on the part of law enforcement it’s a huge indicator of just how much of a problem craigslist has become.
Think about it for a second. Hundreds of police departments around the country think that it is safer for you to sell or buy something off of craigslist on their properties than anywhere else in public view. That is how dangerous craigslist has become over the years and it might even be safe to assume that even that might not stop a criminal from committing a crime against a potential craigslist victim.
It’s been many years since craigslist was the friendly San Francisco Bay area classifieds. Due to their global reach and low point of entry it has degenerated into a wasteland of scams and violent crime.