October 2012

Crime Rates Are Down But Hardly Low

 

Imagine a country where citizens collectively own more than 300 million guns. It is a place where more than 14,700 thousand people were murdered in 2010. And in this country, nearly 85-thousand people were forcibly raped during that same year.

More than 6 million people are in prison or on criminal supervision. In addition, people who live in this nation endure hundreds of thousands of burglaries, robberies, aggravated assaults and thefts of their vehicles every year.

Sounds like a pretty uncivilized country doesn’t it?

Well, this is America, folks. [click to continue…]

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Halloween Harassment Campaigns Must End

by Diane Dimond on October 22, 2012

A Decidedly Unhappy Time for Some

 

Here we go again. Law enforcement officers nationwide are about to stage their annual pre-Halloween effort to make sure everyone listed on the local Sex Offenders Registry knows – (imagine this being said in a Bella Lugosi voice with a scary laugh at the end) THEY ARE BEING WATCHED!

This annual charade is also supposed to help the community feel safer. I’m here to tell you it is nonsense.

The intimidation campaign is a silly diversion of manpower and a waste of your tax dollars. Police and the politicians who are in search of tough-on-crime votes will tell you otherwise but don’t believe the myth that Halloween is the night child sexual predators wait all year for. The facts tell a different story. [click to continue…]

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Good Riddance, Mr. Sandusky

by Diane Dimond on October 15, 2012

Sandusky Arrives for Sentencing

As my mother used to say, “He looked like death warmed over.”When Jerry Sandusky entered the courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to hear his sentence he looked like a completely different man.

Gone was the suit and tie I saw him wear each day of his child sex abuse trial. Gone was the bounce in his step and his rosy cheeks. Today, after nearly four months in solitary confinement, the convicted child sex predator looks as though he’s lost at least thirty pounds. His red prison scrubs hung loosely from his body. His gait was wobbly, his posture stooped and his face a pasty grey. He blew a kiss to his wife in the far right front row and grimaced as he sat on the hard wooden chair at the defense table. [click to continue…]

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There’s No Honor In Waiting Too Long

 

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Boy Scouts of America – NOT.

The national organization has just announced it will reveal to police the names of men it has suspected in the past of stalking young boy scouts for sexual purposes.

Well, finally! When you look at the history of this you see it is long past due.

This oftentimes revered organization was founded in 1910 and almost immediately officials started to keep secret files on sexual predators who hovered around attempting to prey on young boys. [click to continue…]

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Time to Say ‘So-Long’ to the TSA’s Sour Attitude

by Diane Dimond on October 7, 2012

Sorta Says It All, Doesn’t It?

 

A recent Gallup poll has just concluded that 54 percent of Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is doing an “excellent” or “good” job at our airports.

I don’t.

I think the TSA is engaged in a nationwide effort to cavalierly and routinely strip travelers of their dignity. I think in some instances the system is decidedly un-American. [click to continue…]

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