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Diane Dimonds Weekly Crime and Justice Column

Time to Listen to the Experts on Legalizing Drugs

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.29.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Buried in all the recent news about ISIS, horrific weather lashing the United States, the violence of NFL players, and the like, came a hardly noticed news item about the idea of legalizing drugs. Yes, all drugs.

Rembrandts of the Courtroom

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Inside courtrooms where the most-watched trials take place there is a group of unsung regulars - professional courtroom artists. Whenever I can I try to get a seat next to one of them. Watching them work is a treat.

Learn to Respect Each Others' Opinions

Diane Dimond | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Another 4th of July holiday has come and gone and every year I try to think past the BBQ's and beer and ponder the origin of Independence Day.

The Forgotten Victims in the 'O.J. Case'

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

To this day, no one has been held accountable for the deeds that took a loving brother and son, and a doting and beautiful mother. The court of public opinion may have decided who the murderer was, but that is cold comfort to the families who are still left wanting.

Remembering the Dick Tracy of Wichita

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.20.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Landwehr was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer just before his 2012 retirement. He died last month at age 59. I write about him because he was a bigger man than just the BTK case.

Grant Snowden Amnesty Now

Diane Dimond | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
Diane Dimond

There are only two alternatives here. Either allow Snowden to remain at large, free to release more of America's secrets or grant him amnesty.

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.

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.

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?

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!

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.

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.