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Diane Dimond

A Spooky House, the Law and You

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Anyone out there live in a haunted house? It might seem like a silly question, but as home sales pick up you should know there are laws against selling a house without full disclosure.

Time to Re-Think Law on Teen Sexuality

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

What is it about the age of 18 that magically turns us into full-fledged adults with all the rights and burdens that the status implies? Nothing, really. The law had to draw a line somewhere and age 18 was chosen.

What's Your Definition of a Pimp?

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.22.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

On the heels of news about the "House of Horrors" in Cleveland where three young women were held as sex slaves, Danielle is pushing for heightened awareness about how pervasive human sex trafficking is -- nationwide. For Danielle words matter.

Is Your Stoplight Watching You?

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Do red-light cams really mean safer streets or are they just another way for the government to pick your pocket? Beware, more cameras could be headed your way!

Let All Jurors Ask Questions!

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

I've always wondered why jurors aren't allowed to play a more active role in the trial process. If we count on our fellow citizens to pass judgment, don't we want them to fully understand the proceedings and the facts of a case?

Calming the Volume of TV

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.30.2013 | Media
Diane Dimond

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.

America Needs a Revolution -- Part II

Diane Dimond | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Sometimes a columnist touches a raw nerve. I did that last week with my call for a citizen's "Revolution in Thinking" about how we allow our politicia...

America Left This Marine Behind

Diane Dimond | Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

By the time you read this, I earnestly hope that formar Marine Lance Corporal Jon Hammar is a free man. For almost four months, he has been held in a notoriously dangerous prison on a trumped up charge that he tried to bring a military weapon into Mexico.

Sniffing Out Justice -- But Is it Legal?

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Can a dog violate your constitutional rights? The high court recently agreed to hear two separate cases from Florida in which police dogs, trained to sniff out illegal drugs, alerted their human handlers to the presence of drugs.

Candidates Ignore Issue Affecting Millions -- Crime

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Did you get all the answers you were looking for during the presidential and vice presidential debates? Very few Americans did. Imagine a country wh...

Good Riddance, Mr. Sandusky

Diane Dimond | Posted 12.17.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

The sentencing of Jerry Sandusky wasn't justice for just the ten victims who had their stories told in open court. It was also for at least a dozen other men who have now come forward to say the former Penn State football coach molested them too. I was there to see it.

The Boy Scouts Promise- Too Little Too Late?

Diane Dimond | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Since 1910 the Boy Scouts have kept tabs on sexual perverts. Why NOW does the BSA care to share those names with law enforcement? Because their secret files are about to be revealed?

America's Pastime a Crime? Time to Re-Shuffle Laws!

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.12.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Now, for the very first time, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York has ruled on the legality of poker and come down squarely on the side of card players. Hooray for Judge Jack Weinstein who ruled that poker is a game of skill not a game of chance.

Life in Prison for an Accident?

Diane Dimond | Posted 10.30.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Any parent would agree young people can do impulsive and thoughtless things. But what if one of their stupidly spontaneous acts accidentally turns deadly?

Cruel and Unusual Prisoner Punishment

Diane Dimond | Posted 10.28.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If you are reading this anywhere in America you know firsthand that this summer has been a record-breaking sizzler. We could be living through the hottest summer season ever.

This Spice Can Kill You

Diane Dimond | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

It's time for a lesson in the latest illegal street drugs. You might want to tear out this column and carry it with you to help remember the modern-day lingo associated with today's illicit drug trade.

Your Body Telegraphs Your Lies

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.27.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

What's the best advice to those facing a polygraph test? "Let your body do what it does naturally."

Only Adults Can Stop Sandusky Types

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.05.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

The true pedophile is the very person you think they could never be. They are charming, charitable and kid-friendly. But realize pedophiles are on the...

America's Crisis of Faith

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.01.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

"With liberty and justice for all..." are the last six words of our Pledge of Allegiance. I'm just sappy enough to still hold on to that sentiment as...

Death by Bactine?

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.18.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Can you commit suicide by drinking 1/2 a bottle of Bactine? Prominent medical experts say no way. But Baltimore Police insist that is what caused the death of 16-year-old Annie McCann. Who isn't looking at reality here? Annie's parents or the PD?

Your Tax Dollars Circling the Drain

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Diane Dimond

With the scandal at the GSA seeming to grow larger every day -- a question: Is it time to start filing criminal charges against civil servants who was...

Racism in the Heartland

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.08.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

It's time for North Dakota -- and the handful of other states without meaningful anti-discrimination laws -- to pass legislation with teeth in it to protect the constitutional rights of every American citizen.

The Priest and the Police

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

In a day when the words "Catholic" and "priest" often conjure up negative thoughts I want to tell you a story about a man who saw injustice and took on an entire police department to try to set things right. He would be the first to tell you he didn't do it alone.

Buy Stolen Goods -- Legally!

Diane Dimond | Posted 03.25.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

What if I told you there's a place to get great bargains for you and lots of money back to your local police department? Sound too good to be true? It is not!

Is There a Serial Killer Near You?

Diane Dimond | Posted 03.24.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

No one can say how many active serial killers are operating in America today. Why don't we know? And what can we do to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe?