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

Breaking Investigative Report!

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.investigative-report-elder-legal-system-nightmare-sidebar 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.

(This is a five-part Albuquerque Journal series that printed from Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, 2016. Please read the sidebar stories found to the left of the main article under the legend: MORE INFO.)

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

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 right now – 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

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Sanctuary Cities Ignore Presidential Threat

Sanctuary Cities Ignore Presidential Threat

            “I don’t want to de-fund (a) state or city. But if they’re going to have sanctuary cities we may have to do that – certainly that would be a weapon.  ~President Donald Trump

 It has been said we are a nation of laws and laws must be followed to insure an orderly society. That’s the ideal upon which America was established. But today laws of the land are frequently ignored. 

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Congress Should Recognize Our Biggest National Security Threat

Congress Should Recognize Our Biggest National Security Threat

Dear Lawmaker,

Remember that old movie, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!”? Well, may I — your constituent – ask you to turn your attention away from all the current partisan bickering and realize that the Russians are already here and infiltrating who-knows-how-many aspects of American life?

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The Sandusky Saga Still Reverberates

The Sandusky Saga Still Reverberates

Guilty, guilty, guilty….” The jury foreman pronounced that verdict 45 times as former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, charged with dozens of counts of sexually molesting young boys, stood at the defense table with his hand casually tucked inside his pants pocket.

I attended every day of that unforgettable trial and can hardly believe it took place nearly five years ago.

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The Final Racket – Exploitation of the Elderly

The Final Racket – Exploitation of the Elderly

An indictment indicates she laughed all the way to the bank…

In my continuing effort to inform readers about what can happen when a family asks a judge to decide a dispute over what to do with their aging parent – may I call your attention, please, to the state of Nevada?

The Sagebrush State spawned a court-appointed guardian to beat all others!

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A Pornography Addict’s Journey Toward Redemption

A Pornography Addict’s Journey Toward Redemption

Second in a two part series

Imagine the windowless rooms where unspeakable acts happen to children at the hands of profiteering adults. Imagine the terror and pain inflicted on innocent children as criminals capture the sordid action on video or photographs. This is at the core of what is believed to be the multi-billion-dollar, worldwide child porn industry. How producers of this filth can ease their conscience with cash is beyond my comprehension.

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Addicted to the Worst Kind of Pornography — One Man’s Story

Addicted to the Worst Kind of Pornography — One Man’s Story

It was among the oddest email requests I ever got. It said: “Please visit: MyShipwreck.com. The blog will either interest you or not.” I was instantly fascinated with the postings from someone calling himself Captain Shipwreck.
The man behind the blog is Mark B., and he’s currently serving a 17½-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute at Loretto, Pa., on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

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