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 […]

DIMOND: Bring Back Firing Squads

DIMOND: Bring Back Firing Squads

COLUMN BY DIANE DIMOND It’s clearly time to bring back firing squads. If we’re going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are “humane executions” then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and relatively pain-free […]

DIANE DIMOND COLUMN: A Whistleblower’s Worst Nightmare

BY DIANE DIMOND¬† Justice is supposed to be blind. But what happens when it turns out to be blind, deaf and dumb? Sadly, there is not enough space here to tell you the entire 7-year saga of whistleblower Michael Winston, but the bottom line is this: He got royally screwed by the California judicial system. […]

Kids and Guns and Public Safety, by Diane Dimond

BY DIANE DIMOND Uncle Jim used to herd a group of us kids into the car on a sunny Saturday morning and head to an isolated area outside town. His son, little Jim, my two cousins Sandy and Terry and I were full of anticipation. We were going target shooting — with a real gun […]

Kaitlyn’s Calamity — A Mess of Her Own Making

BY DIANE DIMOND Here’s a lesson everyone needs to learn. Don’t violate a court order. It will only make your problems worse. There is never an acceptable excuse for going against what a judge has ordered. Not even if you think it is unfair. Not even if it’s a matter of the heart. Not long […]

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