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A Call to Judges to Better Protect Children

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

There is way too much killing in America. Murders, accidental shootings, executions, deadly domestic abuse, despondent people who kill themselves, and then there is filicide. That's when parents kill their own child. We would like to think this sort of heinous crime doesn't happen, but it happens way too often.

A study published in the ...Read more

The Forgotten #MeToo Victims

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

In all the #MeToo talk about sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, it dawns on me that one category of victim remains undiscussed, almost taboo to talk about: the victims of childhood incest.

Meet Elizabeth Spalter. Buoyed by today's open conversation about sexual crimes, Spalter wants the world to know her story.

She had what looked ...Read more

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic From a Behind a Computer

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

Anyone remember when former President Donald Trump declared America's escalating epidemic of opioid addiction "a national health emergency" that is ripping families apart? The October 2017 announcement may have gotten lost given the sheer amount of Trump news, but that declaration allowed the government to designate federal funds to fight the ...Read more

Toys That Can Spy

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

Beware the gifts that can spy on you.

Sounds like an overly dire warning, you say? Well, in this evermore internet-connected world, it might surprise you how many wish list gifts come with a tantalizing lure for criminals.

"If you can connect it to your home Wi-Fi there is always the potential that someone can get in and hack it," tech expert ...Read more

Lessons From Manson

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

This is not another column meant to revive the nation's long fascination with Charles Manson. Countless articles have appeared about the evil mastermind and the seven murders most associated with his name. This column is written to remind society what can create such a monster.

You have likely read about Manson's uncaring teenage mother and how...Read more

When Parents Are in Prison, So Are Their Children

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

Women and children: two segments of the population we cherish and try to protect. But, sadly, not if the woman is in the prison system.

Now, don't think for a minute that I'm soft on women who commit crimes, because I'm not. But generational incarceration is a real thing, and we are doing little as a society to stop it.

Since 1980, the U.S. ...Read more



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