KC cop nails criagslist child predator in risky sting

Cop’s Gutsy Gambit Nails Alleged Craigslist Child-Sex Predator:

This is a great article from Wired’s Threat Level blog about Kansas City, MO police officer John Howe and alleged child predator 33-year-old Chris Cockrell.

Basically Officer Howe placed a phony ad on craigslist offering children for sex. Cockrell replied hesitantly thinking he was being set up. Only the quick thinking of Officer Howe was able to bring Cockrell in.

This article is definitely a must read and just shows you what kind of culture exists in the dark recesses of craigslist.

Yet Jim Buckmaster says they’re making progress. I hope that sand he keeps sticking his head in doesn’t mess up his hair.