Public Spaces: Towns Creating Safe Zones to Meet For Craigslist Transactions
Hunter Walk

I wonder how effective efforts like these will be in the long run. These spaces could be safer than other places that people might choose to complete transactions, but it seems like people who want to commit violence could just go elsewhere. More importantly, many cases where violence does occur (such as in the widely publicized case of the “craigslist killer”) come about in exchanges involving goods or services that wouldn’t be traded at a publicly sanctioned space to begin with. It’s interesting how this has become such a present concern that public resources have stepped in to correct a perceived failure of a private venture.