Crime and courts editor, The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail. Author, The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, (December 1, 2014). Email: david.murray@news.com.au

Heroes of Task Force Argos went to extreme lengths to track Shannon McCoole and shut down sickening pedophile site

couriermail.com.au — 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

realcleareducation.com — 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

bloomberg.com — 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.

Live-baiting: Greyhound trainer allegedly allowed free use of track for people who brought a possum

couriermail.com.au — DISGRACED greyhound trainer Tom Noble's training track was free of charge for people who brought a possum for live baiting, police claim. A joint police-RSPCA taskforce has been focusing on the greyhound training precinct of Churchable, west of Brisbane, where Noble had a track that attracted hundreds of people a week.

Complaint laid with police as Labor MP Rick Williams faces taxing time

couriermail.com.au — POLICE have been called in to investigate a complaint of intimidation and harassment as problems around Labor MP Rick Williams deepen. Labor yesterday vowed to put a stop to the chaos after a complainant called police over ongoing harassment since going public with concerns about Mr Williams's fitness for office.

New problem: Rookie MP Rick Williams’ behaviour under a cloud

couriermail.com.au — PREMIER Annastacia Palas­zczuk is facing a new political crisis this morning, with the Labor Party revealing it has sought legal advice over the behaviour of one of its MPs. Labor Party state boss Evan Moorhead last night admitted Pumicestone's rookie MP Rick Williams acted "inappropriately" during a financial dispute in 2009 but had done nothing "illegal".

Tragic twist in hit-and-run death of Ashleigh Humphrys with sudden death yesterday of man police believe was driving the car

couriermail.com.au — THE hit-and-run death of Ashleigh Humphrys has tak­en another tragic twist with the sudden death yesterday of the man police believe was driving the car that struck her on Sunday morning. The father was driving to work in the CBD just before 4am when his car hit Ms Humphrys, possibly while she was on the ground.

Former Bar Association president says not enough done to oppose Justice Carmody and former Newman government

couriermail.com.au — At a speech for his induction as a life member, barrister Peter Davis SC warned that a crisis in the judiciary was far from over. Mr Davis accused the association of failing to do enough to oppose Justice Carmody and the former Newman government.

Police believe Ashleigh Humphrys was killed by a driver who was on way to work in the city

couriermail.com.au — ASHLEIGH Humphrys was struck and killed by a driver who was on his way to work in the city, police believe. CCTV footage reveals Ms Humphrys staggering from one road lane to another as she tried to walk home before the accident.

Police believe Ashleigh Humphyrs was killed by a driver who was on way to work in the city

couriermail.com.au — ASHLEIGH Humphrys was struck and killed by a driver who was on his way to work in the city, police believe. CCTV footage reveals Ms Humphrys staggering from one road lane to another as she tried to walk home before the accident.
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May 26, 2015

Tim Carmody calls in top-flight lawyer, suspected negotiator bit.ly/1dvZTaV @couriermail

May 26, 2015

Queensland Greyhound Hall of Fame trainer Ron Ball banned from the industry for life over live baiting scandal @couriermail

May 24, 2015

Pressure on Tim Carmody peaked after this March iview where he said he'd quit if damaging the courts bit.ly/1BkMBmJ @couriermail

May 24, 2015

AG @YvetteDAth on Carmody crisis - `It's an offence for a government to offer an inducement for someone to leave office'.

May 24, 2015

Carmody latest: Chief Justice, on sick leave, medication, to quit if demands are met, to give vision for courts, from Hamilton island.

May 24, 2015

Chief Justice Tim Carmody, three years short of a judicial pension, wants "fair and just" terms to quit bit.ly/1ITx19i @australian

May 23, 2015

RT @Ggalarza10: Task force Argos. These guys are the elite.... Great job lnkd.in/eDXyG7N

May 22, 2015

@rhodeschris06 UQ-Friends of Toowong Cemetery project to find lost headstones, very popular with families.

May 22, 2015

This is a coincidence. On graveyard dig at Toowong cemetery today, headstone unearthed from the same date 150yrs ago. pic.twitter.com/ZRIocdGm2A

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