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The Courier-Mail — QUEENSLAND police have been instrumental in the arrest of a grandmother and her three adult daughters in the Philippines for running a horrific child abuse service for ­foreign clients. The women abused children as young as six months old on webcams and put kids in the hands of sex tourists before being charged last week, police will allege.

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'Broken Windows' policing is not broken — Back in 2003, when he was a fourth year medical student at Washington University in St. Louis looking at a career in oncology, Lukas Wartman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For Wartman, the diagnosis was bleak - while this type of leukemia, which affects the blood and bone marrow, is very treatable for children, it often proves fatal for adults.

Tim Carmody recording held from public — THE Justice Department has refused to hand over sensitive documents related to the war between the state's judges, arguing some of the material would not contribute to a "positive" debate and that the Chief Justice had an overriding right to privacy.

The Courier-Mail — A LABOR MP on a parliamentary committee overseeing law and order has been accused of trying to hire someone to have his ex-wife's boyfriend "done over", sexually harassing a teenager and business impropriety. Rick Williams, the first-term member for the Bribie Island-based seat of Pumicestone, has also been the subject of untested allegations of involvement in drug dealing when he was young.

The Courier-Mail — UNWANTED greyhounds are routinely bludgeoned to death in Queensland while racing dogs are often subjected to shockingly inhumane treatment to improve performance. Queensland's inquiry into the greyhound industry has uncovered horrific claims of animal cruelty with dogs shot, hanged or electrocuted because they can't run fast enough.

Claims Greyhound Racing Board member knew about live baiting — A QUEENSLAND greyhound board member allegedly remarked that he knew possums were being used as live bait - but not pigs. The claim is made in transcripts and submissions from Alan MacSporran QC's greyhound racing inquiry. Evidence to the inquiry shows Racing Queensland has been grilled for "fobbing off" animal protection advocates with "insulting and inadequate" responses before the scandal broke.

Heroes of Task Force Argos went to extreme lengths to track Shannon McCoole and shut down sickening pedophile site — The Courier-Mail can reveal Task Force Argos investigators were behind the high-profile arrest of carer Shannon Grant McCoole last year. McCoole had sexually abused at least seven children in his care and his arrest sparked a royal commission into the child-protection system in South Australia.

Marijuana and School Failure — Students walk to and from classes on the campus quad of the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colo., Monday April 20, 2015. The University of Colorado was open to the public on this 4/20 marijuana holiday for the first time in three years.

Bill Clinton: 'We Cast Too Wide a Net' With Three-Strike Law — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that a 1994 crime bill he signed contributed to the rates of incarceration that his wife has criticized in her run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Jun 25, 2015

Policing at its best. Task Force Argos behind arrest of Philippines grandmother and adult daughters @couriermail

Jun 19, 2015

MP ran tow truck business from home unlawfully, 'single-handedly' destroyed idyllic street - RTI docs #RickWilliams

Jun 18, 2015

CCC jurisdiction limited to criminal conduct. Police investigation into Rick Williams MP ongoing.

Jun 18, 2015

Police minister @JoAnnMillerMP won't be investigated by CCC. Call to witness 'consistent with what the Minister told parliament' #qldpol

Jun 17, 2015

Three years ago Graeme Hallett was a live-in guest at the Brookfield home of Moggill MP Bruce Flegg. Now ordered to pay Flegg $750k #qldpol

Jun 17, 2015

Hell of a neighbour. Frustrated Bribie Island residents stuck with Rick Williams graffiti for five years

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