The Trench Reynolds Report

Without truth there is no justice

The Washington Post has recently run an article entitled “Think twice before answering that ad: 101 murders have been linked to Craigslist”. That number is provided by the AIM Group who maintain a public list on the Craigslist Killings – Craigslist Safety blog. They also include the criminals who have been killed which I don’t, …

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Ever since I started posting about crimes as they relate to craigslist I’ve been talking about making a list of all the victims who have been killed by way of the online classifieds site. I no longer have to worry about that daunting task becuase someone with better resources than me has. I’ve talked about …

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In offensive against sex trafficking, Ann Wagner steps into controversial realm: The article I linked to from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is about how U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (MO) is endorsing the SAVE Act. The Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act would make it illegal for U.S. websites to allow advertising for prostitution. In the …

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Shaking things up…: Oodle CEO Craig Donato has taken to the official Oodle blog in order to once again defend the AIM Group study on craigslist crime that Oodle funded. In it Mr. Donato once again stands by the statistics that the AIM Group cited. The problem is that the tech community has slammed Oodle …

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Dear Jim Buckmaster and Craig Newmark: An open letter about crime and Craigslist: In this blog post from AIM Group head honcho Peter M. Zollman he defends the study that the AIM Group made where they called craigslist a cesspool of crime. Mr. Zollman says a lot of the things I’ve been saying and Mr. …

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Backpage continues to gain from prostitution advertising: While the focus right now is on craigslist being labeled as a cesspool of crime let’s not forget about the other cesspool, the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. The AIM Group, a consulting group that monitors the business of online classifieds among other things, is saying in their …

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In his most recent blog post Oodle CEO Craig Donato responds to the accusations made by Jim Buckmaster and others about the recent study by the AIM Group commissioned by Oodle. In his blog post Mr. Donato basically says three things. The first is that he believes the crime stats cited by the AIM Group are solid. …

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Pay-to-Play “Research” from AIM: It didn’t take long at all for craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster to respond to the crime figures as determined by the AIM Group. As usual Jimmy B responds in his sour grapes style by accusing the AIM Group of skewing the craigslist crime numbers since they were paid by Oodle for …

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Craigslist research: ‘A cesspool of crime’: The AIM Group was commissioned by classifieds site Oodle.com to determine the number of crimes that had been committed through craigslist in the past year. The AIM Group’s assessment is that, in their words, craigslist is a cesspool of crime. You can see their determinations not only on the …

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Price increases drive growth in adult ad revenue: According to this blog post from the AIM Group the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com has not only raised their rates for ‘adult ads’ but is also still raking in the cash… Village Voice Media, which owns Backpage.com, increased rates in several markets. Before it eliminated prostitution …

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