End the Statute of Limitations on Sex Crimes Against Children

End the Statute of Limitations on Sex Crimes Against Children

BY DIANE DIMOND Former Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert cut a pitiful figure this week as he left federal prison in Minnesota and his wheelchair got stuck on a bump in the sidewalk. His wife, fumbling at his side to manage his aluminum walker and other items, wasn’t immediately able to help him […]

America’s Child Brides

America’s Child Brides

BY DIANE DIMOND Sherry Johnson gave birth when she was 10 years old. When she turned 11, her parents, members of a conservative Pentecostal church, decided she should marry the 20-year-old man who had raped her. Their reasoning? Marriage would deflect a criminal case and help protect the reputation of the church. Amazingly, a clerk […]

Guns Plus Kids Equals Potential Tragedy

Guns Plus Kids Equals Potential Tragedy

BY DIANE DIMOND Summertime is upon us, the season when out-of-school kids are frequently left alone in the house. Here’s a question for all parents and grandparents out there: Do you have guns in your home? According to a new report from the Children’s National Hospital, 20,000 American children — yes, 20,000 — will be […]

Wanted: Police Practicing Patience

Wanted: Police Practicing Patience

BY DIANE DIMOND This nation has faced some tough law enforcement dilemmas in recent years: an increase in murders, drug and gang violence in several major cities, a breakdown in citizen’s respect for authority, police overreaction to situations (ignited by either a macho officer or one who honestly fears for his or her safety) and, […]

Science Solves Crimes in Surprising Ways

Science Solves Crimes in Surprising Ways

BY DIANE DIMOND There’s a new forensic tool that’s being developed that’s going to knock your socks off! Investigative science professor Dr. Glen P. Jackson at West Virginia University spoke with me recently about his advances in crime fighting, and while it’s all kind of science-y, I think you’ll agree it is fascinating. Professor Jackson […]

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