Diane Dimond, award winning investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist writes about the ever-evolving and fascinating world of crime and justice.

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Investigation Discovery’s annual ID Con

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Investigation Discovery's annual ID Con could not be held in New York in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic - so it went virtual! The following is a short clip from the "Criminally Addicted" panel during a discussion about the Jeffery Epstein case. Enjoy!

Be Careful Who You Love – Audiobook

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The explosive, definitive account of Michael Jackson’s fall from grace has now been updated with four new fascinating chapters. Award-winning journalist Diane Dimond, who first broke the story of the King of Pop’s battles against child molestation charges from 1993 to 2005, takes you behind the scenes and into the courtroom of one of the most controversial cases of the decade. The new material, found only in this audio version, gives listeners a dramatic glimpse of one reporter’s vigilance and unending quest to uncover the truth.

Be Careful Who You Love - Audiobook

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"For several years I have been investigating the nationwide scourge of court-ordered guardianship for elders. It is often devastating for seniors and their families. This piece appeared at Real Clear Politics Investigations."

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/02/20/guardians_of_the_elderly_often_not_angels.html

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An Award Winning Series on Guardianship

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My investigative research has uncovered a major flaw in America’s court system. It has to do with how overburdened and underfunded courts deal with family disputes over what to do with an elderly Mom or Dad. A growing number of families, nationwide, have learned that once a family member turns to the courts for help their parent could be placed under an odious elder guardianship situation managed by total stranger. Families caught up in this system say it turned their aging parent’s final years into a nightmare. These are my findings about the system in one state.

Who guards the guardians? - A five part series by Diane Dimond

(My Albuquerque Journal series was awarded the Institute for American Studies prestigious Clark Mollenhoff Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Please read the sidebar stories in the left hand column under: More Info.) The series also won two major awards from the New Mexico Press Association including Best Investigative Public Service award.

My Latest Book Has Landed!

Check out the cool trailer for my latest book. Just click in the box above.

Thinking Outside The Crime and Justice Box is a compilation of some of my favorite and most thought provoking columns – with updates and new text. The book discusses today’s headline crime cases as well as crime and justice issues readers may not realize even existed. Compelling human stories at the core of crime are often the centerpiece of my columns and reading about stranger’s struggles can help readers better understand the dynamics surrounding crime, law enforcement and justice. Look, there is good and evil in the world and I figure it is my job to point it out.

The e-book is available here: – here. The hold-in-your-hand book is coming soon! Thanks to the kind folks at Creators Publishing.

Welcome

Welcome to my home base where you’ll find my weekly Creators Syndicate crime and justice newspaper columns re-posted. The paper of my childhood — The Albuquerque Journal — continues to be my column’s showcase spot for as long as they’ll have me.

My writings here are always different. Sometimes I’ll simply tell you a story. Sometimes I’ll share my opinions, praise or criticism. Other times I’ll hold a mirror up to our society and invite you to form your own opinion. I hope the columns will give you something new to think about each time you visit. It’s a complicated world out there, full of situations of good versus evil, right versus wrong. My job is point them out. - Diane

Latest Syndicated Column

If It Was Don Jr.’s Laptop Would the Media Care?

If It Was Don Jr.’s Laptop Would the Media Care?

This just in.

President Donald Trump was in line to take a kickback from a foreign government!

His son, Donald Trump Jr., who runs the family’s real estate empire and does not serve in government, was found to be trading on the family name during multimillion-dollar negotiations with said foreign country. The plan was for his father to get 10% of the final deal.

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Time to Change the Way We Vote

Time to Change the Way We Vote

There’s been much said lately about the way we vote in this country. Especially now that COVID-19 has overloaded the mail-in voting process and states cannot agree on a uniform way to gather and count those ballots.

Complaints about misprinted or discarded ballots. Charges of voter suppression and rigged elections. The 2020 presidential election could go down in history as the most controversial ever.

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Social Media Censorship – Fact Checking Your News Source

Social Media Censorship – Fact Checking Your News Source

There are no laws to shield people from misinformation. So as the nation chugs toward the final stretch of the presidential campaign Americans need to take a good look at where they gathered the information that formed their political opinions.
If your news flows primarily from social media sources like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube you are not alone.

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Tracking COVID-19 at the Expense of Personal Privacy

Tracking COVID-19 at the Expense of Personal Privacy

It is another one of those existential dilemmas. We understand the deadly nature of the COVID-19 virus but as the nation tries to control the pandemic how much of our individual freedoms are we willing to give up?

Mandatory masks or no masks? If another stay-at-home mandate is issued do you comply? And what about freedom for the kids we send off to school?

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Where is Everybody?

Where is Everybody?

There is too much financial uncertainty, political conflict and outbursts of random violence these days.
We were already feeling frustrated with the prolonged isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic when waves of outrage began to spark.

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Whose Child Does This?

Whose Child Does This?

It was approaching dusk outside the St. Francis Medical Center in Lynnwood, California. As the sun set, the air filled with the scent of devastating nearby wildfires, ambulances raced to the hospital’s emergency room bearing two grievously wounded LA County sheriff’s deputies.
The ambushed pair had been shot in the head while sitting in their patrol car.

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