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. […]

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 […]

Cleveland’s Horror Is Nationwide Problem

BY DIANE DIMOND Danielle Douglas had a wonderful Mother’s Day — breakfast out, a trip to the zoo with her husband and two children, snuggly naptime, and the gift of a colorful necklace and brooch. This New Jersey woman looks like a modern-day young mother. She works at a pharmaceutical company, and in her spare […]

The Weight of America’s Justice System — Really?

BY DIANE DIMOND “Make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out who did this and find out why they did this.” — President Barack Obama There will be no satisfying “why” at the end of the investigation into who placed bombs near the finish line of the […]

Let ALL Jurors Ask Questions!

BY DIANE DIMOND I have sat in many courtrooms during my career and studiously watched the faces of jurors listening to evidence in cases ranging from murder and rape to assault and political corruption. I’ve strained to see if I could get a clue from them as to what their ultimate verdict might be. It […]