Photo: Olson family
Yesterday, May 3, Craig Newmark
spoke at a memorial service for Katherine Olson
, a 24-year-old Minnesotan murdered after she answered a help wanted ad for a babysitter on Craigslist.
During his address, Newmark also mentioned the recent slaying
of a New York woman who met a man in a hotel to offer him a private, erotic dance. A Boston University medical student is accused of shooting the woman four times, killing her.
"Despite the billions of times well-meaning people have helped each
other through Craigslist, it's been devastating to see that it can also
be used by bad people to take cruel advantage of others and bring a
senseless end to a beautiful young life," Newmark said. "The most
recent crime in Boston has been a grim reminder of that."
Read the full story here: "Craig Newmark speaks at victims funeral in wake of Craigslist killings."