In Portland, OR, Street Roots reports that a homeless former social worker with muscular dystrophy was hit with a misdemeanor theft charge for charging her phone from a plug on a planter-base on a sidewalk. She then spent a day in jail when she missed her arraignment.
Buying and selling secondhand goods on Craigslist can be a handy way to pick up some extra cash—or snag a great deal. If you’re not keen on having strangers meet you at your home, there’s a solution that’s been popping up all over the U.S.
While it’s always a good idea to meet in a public place when dealing with an anonymous online transaction, some communities have taken it a step further. Police departments have begun offering up their parking lots for Craigslist and other online transactions in the hopes of cutting down on crime.Read the full article and discuss it »