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Suspect's Suicide: 'Craigslist Killer' Stuffed Toilet Paper in His ...

There are 10 comments on the ABC News story from Aug 16, 2010, titled Suspect's Suicide: 'Craigslist Killer' Stuffed Toilet Paper in His .... In it, ABC News reports that:

"Craigslist Killer" Philip Markoff wrote his fiancees name, "Megan," in blood on a wall as he killed himself in his jail cell on the anniversary of what was supposed to have been his wedding, ABC News has learned.

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Since: Mar 08

United States

#1 Aug 16, 2010
Thanks for saving the taxpayers some cash, sicko!

“The sheep need protection.”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#2 Aug 16, 2010
Ha ha, good riddens sh*tbag. May God have mercy on your soul. You obviously did not have mercy on others.
Proud Uhmerikwan

Bronx, NY

#3 Aug 16, 2010
The entire US Congress should follow his example.
Buck Farak

Glendale, CA

#4 Aug 16, 2010
One down, Millions to go!

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#5 Aug 16, 2010
Maybe we should discuss what role CraigsList has in this. They help in the exploitation of desperate women, and help put them in harm's way. I am not saying the women deserve such treatment at the hands of monsters who are arrogant enough to think they can get by with it. And CraigsList is giving the sex criminals and sadistic murderers a smorgasbord, with many potential victims to choose from.

Everyone is also overlooking the fact that CraigsList is facilitating breaking the law. I couldn't get on there and ask for help committing a burglary or murder, yet they feel they can help people commit this crime. In fact, you can't even go on there and ask for help doing something merely unusual or weird without getting flagged.

I read, in Florida, where the police placed an ad on Craigslist, asking for men over 18 to teach children as young as 8 how to have sex. Fifteen responded to the ad and all went to jail.

“The sheep need protection.”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#6 Aug 17, 2010
Stop blaming a tool for individual free will. CraigsList killed those women as much as it made the women post the ads. Those women would have sued another venue to get the message out. Here, in Kansas and Missouri, we call that rag The Pitch.
Purple Gurl wrote:
Maybe we should discuss what role CraigsList has in this. They help in the exploitation of desperate women, and help put them in harm's way. I am not saying the women deserve such treatment at the hands of monsters who are arrogant enough to think they can get by with it. And CraigsList is giving the sex criminals and sadistic murderers a smorgasbord, with many potential victims to choose from.
Everyone is also overlooking the fact that CraigsList is facilitating breaking the law. I couldn't get on there and ask for help committing a burglary or murder, yet they feel they can help people commit this crime. In fact, you can't even go on there and ask for help doing something merely unusual or weird without getting flagged.
I read, in Florida, where the police placed an ad on Craigslist, asking for men over 18 to teach children as young as 8 how to have sex. Fifteen responded to the ad and all went to jail.

“The sheep need protection.”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#7 Aug 17, 2010
I wrote sued. I wanted to write used.
Buck Farak

Glendale, CA

#8 Aug 17, 2010
The Hero wrote:
Stop blaming a tool for individual free will. CraigsList killed those women as much as it made the women post the ads. Those women would have sued another venue to get the message out. Here, in Kansas and Missouri, we call that rag The Pitch.
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So True Hero! Our country has raised a generation (or 3) of people who are incapable of accepting responsibility for their actions!

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#9 Aug 18, 2010
The Hero wrote:
Stop blaming a tool for individual free will. CraigsList killed those women as much as it made the women post the ads. Those women would have sued another venue to get the message out. Here, in Kansas and Missouri, we call that rag The Pitch.
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Yes, but CL allows others to express immoral and criminal behavior. Sure, the women don't have to post the ads, but where would they post them if CL didn't make that available?

And yes, I understand your point. If someone is bound to be an addict, then they will find something to abuse. I just watched a documentary on "huffing" (inhalant abuse using household chemicals). It is much easier to score some gasoline or some spray paint, than it is the street drugs.

Sure, part of me says that if you want to be treated with worth and respect, then you must act worthy and respectable. But I have to be cautious in saying that since it is not right to blame the victims. The misbehavior of one person does not excuse the misbehavior of another, and nobody deserves death unless they are trying to kill you or are a clear irredeemable threat to society.

“The sheep need protection.”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#10 Aug 18, 2010
I agree.

I am not excusing either persons behavior, but to blame a website is not rational.
Purple Gurl wrote:
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Yes, but CL allows others to express immoral and criminal behavior. Sure, the women don't have to post the ads, but where would they post them if CL didn't make that available?
And yes, I understand your point. If someone is bound to be an addict, then they will find something to abuse. I just watched a documentary on "huffing" (inhalant abuse using household chemicals). It is much easier to score some gasoline or some spray paint, than it is the street drugs.
Sure, part of me says that if you want to be treated with worth and respect, then you must act worthy and respectable. But I have to be cautious in saying that since it is not right to blame the victims. The misbehavior of one person does not excuse the misbehavior of another, and nobody deserves death unless they are trying to kill you or are a clear irredeemable threat to society.

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