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Diane Dimond

Your Tax Dollars Go So Someone Can Watch Porn

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

As many as 33 of the SEC's top management were apparently too busy looking at internet porn sites to notice brewing financial tsunamis like the implosion of the U.S. housing market.

The Oil Spill From Hell - Why Your Shrimp Will Be Ever More Expensive

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dimond

After the massive oil spill off the coast of Louisiana my friend, Stephanie Kovac felt compelled to write the following Op-Ed column.

Connecticut's Catholic Church Just Doesn't Get It

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diane Dimond

If this is how the Church reacts to allegations against Dr. George Reardon, a lay member of a Catholic institution, imagine what kind of lengths it would go to in protecting one of its criminal priests.

Self Sabotage: General McChrystal Unglued

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

McChrystal may have reached a "success" plateau he couldn't exceed. Maybe deep down he realized that he simply couldn't win the war, so he wanted out.

Some Sex Crimes Get a Pass - Why?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

By placing a limit on how far back the prosecutor can go to punish a sex predator aren't we telling countless victims that the justice system doesn't apply to them?

Glorifying the Criminal

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Diane Dimond

Frank Lucas is a proven liar and many of his oft-repeated fabrications have found their way into this book, presented as truth. Why should anyone buy it?

Keeping the World Out of the Courtroom

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Dimond

Our justice system is playing technological catch up with the times. We're long past the point where a simple "do not discuss this case amongst yourselves or with others" will do the trick.

Justice in a 2.0 World

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Diane Dimond

An impact of the internet you might not have realized -- the ways in which it's used to manipulate what happens in courtrooms. The manipulations are legal. It's up to you to decide if they are ethical.

The Next Big Push: Immigration Reform

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

We should never lose sight of the plight of illegal aliens, driven by the desire to provide better for their families. But at the same time, they must admit they are in a situation of their own making.

The Impact of Victim's Impact Statements

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

Imagine being in a room with the person who murdered your child. How would you react? What would you want to say to the killer? Every day in Americ...

Our Nation's New Drug Policy - NOT!

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

What we've done for the last 40 years has not worked. So, why would we continue down the same path? What would happen if we put the emphasis on anti-drug therapy and education?

Help Locate and Lock Up This Predator !

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Dimond

Today I want to ignite a nationwide manhunt. This guy has got to be located and stopped! I'm sure you remember him: John Mark Karr, the slight, f...

Death by Train -- A Teenage Trend?

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

If we don't communicate about the horrors suicide leaves behind for survivors, then we deny our kids knowledge and perspective that might save them.

Committing Adultery? You Could Go to Jail

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Diane Dimond

If you're thinking of stepping out on your spouse you might want to check your local law first. In more than 20 states, including Florida, adultery is punishable by a fine or even jail-time.

Blowback For a Whistleblower

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Now that John has copped to paternity Elizabeth has kicked him to the curb. She's not apologized to the Youngs.

Domestic Abuse - Celebrity Style

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Diane Dimond

Inside a cozy courtroom in Aspen, Colorado this week I came face to face with Carlos Irwin Estevez as he appeared to face multiple domestic abuse charges. You probably know him as Charlie Sheen.

Today's Isolated Kids = Tomorrow's Killers?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

Every human being needs to feel connected - attached - to other human beings around them. It's an innate craving we all have and cannot fight. The h...

The Kerrigan Family Secret

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Diane Dimond

There's one in every family -- the black sheep, the bad seed, the troubled child. Who knew the heartbreaking secret the famous Nancy Kerrigan's family endured all these years?

Mark McGwire Must Think We're Stupid: The Inadequate Apology

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Diane Dimond

"I did this for health purposes," McGwire told Costas. This from a man who, while on the juice, put on 30 pounds of muscle, sported biceps like bazookas, and clocked home-runs off checked swings.

Thinking Outside the Box on Airport Security

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

There is a hue and cry across the land for tighter security at airports following the thwarted Christmas day terror attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutalla...

How Crime Victims Become Crime Survivors

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

I attended the annual "Survive and Thrive" 5k run/walk event put on by a group called Crime Survivors. Note that it's not crime victims -- it's crime survivors.

Terrorists on Trial: Do We Give Them What They Want?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Diane Dimond

In the end the defendants will likely be glad to admit in civilian court what they did and say they are ready to die. The question then becomes what does the court do?

A Crime and Justice Wish List for 2010

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

With the year end celebrations mostly behind us it's time to look ahead. 2010 is just days away and as I do every year here's my wish list for a year...

Good News for a Change!

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

Am I a Pollyanna to think that maybe the hard economic times we've all gone through the last couple of years resulted a communal feeling fighting the same common enemy, and we're less likely now to victimize our fellow survivors?

Terrorism That Hits the Bread Basket

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dimond

It doesn't take a genius to figure out there's no closer-to-home place to strike a population than its food supply.