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Entries by Diane Dimond from 02/2013

Open Up DNA Databases to All

| Posted 02.02.2013 | Crime

Over the last decade there have been dozens of reported cases where an attorney has dug deep into the case file and found untested DNA that could exonerate their client. But often when they return to court to ask for the right to test the new evidence they are told judges don't have the power to force prosecutors to re-test.

America's Homegrown Killing Fields

| Posted 02.07.2013 | Crime

It's easy in our busy lives to overlook the carnage -- but not if it's human toll is staring us in the face every day. We have to keep the dialogue alive if we ever hope to find real solutions.

Mandatory Drug Tests -- For School Kids?

| Posted 02.15.2013 | Crime

There's a community wide conversation going on in Kansas City, Missouri that should also be taking place around the country. It has to do with high school kid's use of drugs and alcohol.

Families Deserve to Know When Loved Ones' Organs Are Kept

| Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime

It's the last thing a grieving family needs to worry about. But realize, medical examiners can keep the brains, hearts and other organs of the dead without ever informing families.

Calming the Volume of TV

| Posted 02.28.2013 | Media

We have all been bombarded by over-the-top, blaringly obnoxious commercials and lurched for the remote to turn down the volume, right? Well, now the law mandates there is to be an official place to complain.