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Diane Dimond

Government Bullies Need Reining in

Diane Dimond | Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Government lawyers who act as bullies do more than waste taxpayer's money -- they erode citizens respect for the institution. A nearly unbelievable case in point...

A New Year's Wish List for Better Justice

Diane Dimond | Posted 03.06.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

What's your hope for the New Year? Help for our returning veterans, cops and sexual abuse victims top my list. Oh, yeah -- and more effective politicians!

Layaway Angels

Diane Dimond | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Diane Dimond

Across the country a small army of Americans have been quietly helping the less fortunate feel the true meaning of Christmas. These soldiers arrive without being asked and give even though no one makes a request.

Jerry Sandusky's Next Move

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.15.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Come on, Jerry Sandusky -- do the right thing. Admit what you've done over all these years and spare your victims gut-wrenching trials. Let's put the focus where it belongs now -- on the victims.

Inspired Justice in a World of Tight Budgets

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Diane Dimond

A Golden Retriever named Lily patiently sits at the glass entryway of a red brick building tucked behind Good Samaritan Hospital in Rockland County, New York.

Be Furious Over Operation Fast and Furious

Diane Dimond | Posted 12.20.2011 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Our Justice Department refuses to reveal the creator or cost of Operation Fast & Furious. Why?

Using Your Camera Can Get You Arrested

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.28.2011 | Crime
Diane Dimond

It's happened across America -- citizens arrested for taking a photograph by overzealous law enforcement. When can you be arrested and when can you argue?

Laws to Catch Up With Science

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Fooling with Mother Nature rarely works. Children born of sperm donors are realizing they may have dozens of siblings they'll never know. Donors are ...

Babies Need Never Be Abandoned

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

Babies continue to be abandoned & die -- needlessly. There are Safe Haven locations in all 50 states! We need to educate teen moms about them. This is a challenge to corporations to help. And to you.

Perjury Should Be Punished -- Always

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Let's talk about perjury -- a person taking an oath to tell the truth and then lying through their teeth. Perjury is illegal and one can be both fined...

Why We Dislike Lawyers

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

From covering the Casey Anthony trial, I've found that a basic reason why we think the way we do about lawyers is that they often destroy innocent people in the name of defending their clients.

We Need a New Drug Policy

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

The day of total drug legalization will come -- just as it did with alcohol. The question is: how many more multiple billions of dollars will we spend before we finally see it's the logical way to go?

Thank You, Dr. Kevorkian

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

My family didn't always have deep discussions but we talked openly about death -- thanks to Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

Immigration Reform -- Move Over Congress!

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

The Supreme Court has given its seal of approval to one of Arizona's much maligned immigration laws. Is Congress even relevant on this issue anymore? ...

False Prophets and Their Profits

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.01.2011 | Media
Diane Dimond

Harold Camping was quoted as saying he's "flabbergasted and stunned" that he and his followers are still on this earth. He has re-calculated and now says the Rapture has been re-scheduled for October 21.

Professional Jurors: Has the Time Come?

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

During trial jurors are not allowed to pass a note to the judge or raise their hands to ask a question if they don't understand something. And, let's admit, for most of us much of what lawyers say in court is mumbo jumbo.

Our Bloated National Sex Registry

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I propose we forget the one-size-fits-all category of "sex offender." Let's give those who have gone on to live law abiding lives for a set number of years the hope -- the goal -- of getting their names expunged.

How to Find a Missing Child -- Start at the IRS

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

For the parent left behind after a former spouse has kidnapped their child there is the agony of not knowing when -- or if -- they will ever see their baby again.

Can Prisoners Help Us Save Money?

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Who doesn't remember the history class lesson about chain-gang rock-busting punishments for prisoners? Or the Academy Award-winning movie with Paul N...

Searching the Family DNA Tree to Solve Crime

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.12.2011 | Denver
Diane Dimond

We all get how important the discovery of DNA has been in identifying criminals over the years. But DNA technology has now graduated and for the most part states just haven't kept up.

Stopping Domestic Abusers Starts At Home

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Oh boy, am I ever going to take heat for this. But it must be said. There are some women caught up in the awful throes of domestic abuse because they...

Tragedies Like Japan Spawn Charity Crimes

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

It's not too late to give to charities serving the victims in Japan - Just give C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-Y, please. Another tragedy born of Mot...

Killing Killers -- Okay With You?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Illinois is a perfect microcosm of our decade's long national debate and flip-flop on the death penalty. Should the United States be in the business of killing killers?

Congress Could Easily Save Billions

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

There are billions of American taxpayer dollars wasted every year in criminal fraud and abuse cases. In this era of austerity, why doesn't Congress focus on that?

Digging Deeper on Teen Killers

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I goofed. I thought I had researched it thoroughly enough but the response to my last column showed me I did not. Consider this my mea culpa. The co...