How the Media Politicizes Crime Coverage

How the Media Politicizes Crime Coverage

BY DIANE DIMOND Words matter. So does equal treatment. So when The New York Times recently devoted a three-column article on the top of the front page equating the actions and words of the El Paso mass murderer to those of “right-wing media,” I was curious, to say the least. Was The Gray Lady saying […]

Remembering Betty

Remembering Betty

BY DIANE DIMOND The marvelous Betty Winstanley died recently, just shy of her 98th birthday in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She died in the captivity of a court-sanctioned guardianship that haunted her final years. Her life never should have ended this way. Winstanley was an elegant, eloquent, remarkable woman. In an era when women were undereducated, […]

Horrible Harvey

Horrible Harvey

BY DIANE DIMOND How is it that someone accused of dozens of criminal acts can throw millions of dollars at a problem and pay his way out of trouble? That is what’s happening with Horrible Harvey Weinstein, except if all goes as planned, he won’t be paying out anything. His insurance companies will handle the […]

DIMOND: Are Lawyers Immune From Defamation Laws?

DIMOND: Are Lawyers Immune From Defamation Laws?

BY DIANE DIMOND If someone libels, slanders or defames your character, you can sue them. Of course, you’ll have to be able to prove in court how the person injured your reputation or business, and you’ll have to show that what was said was more than just ugly opinion. You’ll have to show the offender […]

Mug Shots Live on – Even for the Not Guilty

Mug Shots Live on – Even for the Not Guilty

BY DIANE DIMOND When the suspect of the Christchurch, New Zealand, mass shooting was led into a courtroom, photographers captured his shackled image. The judge then ordered that the face of Brenton Harris Tarrant, accused of the worst mass murder in New Zealand history, be blurred from public view to ensure he gets a fair […]

Gun Owners Have Rights — And Responsibilities

Gun Owners Have Rights — And Responsibilities

BY DIANE DIMOND Guess how many stolen guns are out there floating around America. (Hint: It’s in the millions!) These are guns that most frequently make their way to the criminal element, and are used with impunity because the shooter knows it will be difficult to tie them to the weapon. Imagine the trouble this […]

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