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Craigslist users encouraged to use new Louisiana 'safe transaction zone'

Published: Nov. 12, 2015 at 11:28 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2015 at 11:32 PM CST
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People in Baton Rouge have a new "safe transaction zone" to finalize Craigslist deals.

The goal of safe zones is to give people a secure place to meet a stranger with whom they've arranged a deal. They have been popping up across the country.

The Baton Rouge Police Department's zone is setup in the northeast parking lot of police headquarters on Airline Highway. It's monitored by surveillance cameras at all times. Police officers prefer people to finalize their transactions during daylight hours.

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