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Diane Dimond Column

A New Year Call To Action -- For The Kids

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

How little it takes from us -- a bit of money, donations of supplies or just volunteer time -- to help create something that changes the life of a child in crisis.

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...

My Crime Fighting Hero

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Dimond

Crime Stoppers programs have helped solved more than 1 million major crimes and have assisted in the recovery of more than 8 billion dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics.

Justice For Junny

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Seventeen years ago, Vicki Rios-Martinez's son Junny was kidnapped, sexually molested and murdered. On July 1st, she and her family were present for the execution of her son's killer.

The Rapist In The Freezer

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

A majority of the 400,000 untested, backlogged rape kits are orphaned tests. They've remained on ice, depriving detectives of the most important clue.

Candidates and Crime

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Earlier this year a stunning report from the Pew Center for the States concluded 1 in every 100 American adults is now behind bars. In total more than 2 million people are incarcerated.

'No Body' Murder Cases

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

If you take death off the table in exchange for the victim's remains suddenly a 'no body' case can get solved on lots of different levels.

Dying To Be Entertaining

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Diane Dimond

Look, I love a good crime story. But I've dedicated a big part of my career to covering crime and justice and so it's with first hand certainty that I tell you that real murder is never entertaining.

Presidential Pardon Time

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

So far George W. Bush has granted just about 160 executive pardons. If I may, I'd like to put in my two cents worth for at least two more.