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2010-12-30 14:18:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Women go to the restroom in pairs, walk in groups after dark and would never leave a friend alone at a party--all in the name of safety in numbers. Yet many have forgotten this important rule when it comes to perusing online classifieds, falling victim to criminals when they arrive alone to purchase a falsely advertised good or service. "The Craigslist Killer, a Lifetime movie airing January 3, 2011, underscores the importance of creating a...

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2009-06-22 14:40:00

Philip Markoff, the alleged "Craigslist Killer", pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges he murdered prostitute Julissa Brisman, who was fatally shot in a Boston hotel room on April 14. The 23-year old medical student was expressionless as he entered his plea in the Boston, Massachusetts courtroom. Officials said a trial would likely take place in about one year. Markoff had met Brisman after responding to an Internet ad offering erotic massages posted on the popular Craigslist website....

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2009-05-13 13:55:00

The world's largest online classified site Craigslist on Wednesday announced plans to discontinue its "erotic services" category. The controversial category was considered by critics to be an "online brothel," as many posts regularly offered sexual services. "As of today for all US craigslist sites, postings to the "erotic services" category will no longer be accepted, and in 7 days the category will be removed," the company said in a statement. The erotic services category will now be...

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2009-05-06 13:08:44

Attorneys from the online advertising site Craigslist met with attorneys general from New York, Connecticut, Illinois and Missouri on Tuesday to begin discussions on whether the online advertisement host will begin blocking the "erotic services" section of its website. The company has been the focus of much media attention and public unease in recent months since a number of recent high-profile murders have been connected with the sites online advertising services. State officials are...

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2009-04-21 09:10:00

U.S. media reported that the so-called "Craigslist Killer" of Boston, who murdered a young woman after she posted an advert on the popular site to offer massages has been arrested. According to reports in The Boston Globe and New York Daily News, authorities believe that the same suspect was behind two other attacks on women in hotels this month. The first of the victims was a 29-year-old woman who advertised on Craigslist as an exotic dancer, and was later robbed of her credit card and $800...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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