We decided to start this board following the Jill Meagher murder. We had a really good level of discussion on the General Discussion Board during the hunt for the murderer, so here we are. Please read the rules very carefully, both the Big Footy Commandments and the guidelines specific to this board. And please remember that all crimes have victims, so we expect a degree of respect in all discussions. The moderators of this board are grizzlym, Caesar and Mike__ How This Board Works This board is for the discussion of crimes and criminal investigations. Each crime has a thread. Each thread has a prefix (Current, Unsolved, Solved) indicating the official status of the investigation. 'Unsolved' is generally used for cold cases, whereas 'Current' indicates an ongoing investigation/trial process. Conspiracy Theories Whilst discussion of evidence and conjecture about the solutions to crimes is encouraged, conspiracy theories generally belong in conspiracies-mysteries-and-the-paranormal Broader Discussion As previously mentioned, this board primarily exists for the discussion of the facts / investigation of specific criminal cases. Broader sociopolitical threads (such as those on sentencing or the operation of the criminal justice system) typically belong in the Society, Religion & Politics forum. A Note Regarding 'Sub Judice' 'Sub judice' means that a case is under consideration by the courts. 'Sub judice contempt' can occur if information is published that may be prejudicial to the court proceedings. As a general guide, whilst a matter is before the courts, please consider avoiding any posts that include: Commentary on the guilt or the innocence of the accused Details of prior criminal convictions or charges The publication of photos of the accused Any information that has been specifically suppressed by the court To safeguard your own interests it is recommended that you limit your comments to: objective facts of what has occurred Expressions of grief and anger, condolences to the deceased's family. debate about issues raised by the case (such as public safety) Please note that the responsibility for the publication of any material rests solely with the individual posting it (i.e. you). If you are unsure if what you are posting infringes sub judice rules, then you may find this site helpful. BIG Inc. does however reserve the right under the Communications Decency Act (USA) to remove material on the grounds of basic, reasonable decency. Given the sensitive nature of criminal cases, moderators and administrators will exercise that right at their discretion.