New Mexico

If the Supreme Court Says Its Constitutional...

Saying, “I told you so,” is not becoming. So I won’t say it.

But I will remind folks of all those columns I wrote about the need for states to do something proactive about the problem of illegal immigration since members of the United States Congress have repeatedly fallen down on the job.

Frankly, I stopped writing about it because I figured anyone who was interested in the topic had already formed an opinion and nothing I would write would change any minds. Also, because there was the hate mail I got after I refused to call people who enter this country illegally “undocumented workers.” [click to continue…]


Our Enemy To The South

by Diane Dimond on February 28, 2009

What Happens In Mexico Doesn't Stay In Mexico

What Happens In Mexico Doesn't Stay In Mexico

It is a politically incorrect thing to say but I’m going to say it anyway.  Mexico is our enemy.

Drug desperadoes are, in effect, running that country now and have rendered the Mexican government nearly impotent. It’s gotten so bad, for example, that the Mayor of Juarez has fled his country in fear, along with his entire family. They’ve moved to America! Just how Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz plans to govern from El Paso, Texas is not known but his safety now rests squarely on the shoulders of the El Paso Police Department .

What a metaphor for our problem with Mexico! … [click to continue…]


Time For A Second Opinion

by Diane Dimond on January 17, 2009

Sheriff Darren White

Sheriff Darren White

The voice on the other line was familiar but I’d never heard him sound quite like this.

It was my pal  Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White from my hometown of Albuquerque calling me. Darren is a personable guy so we spent a few minutes exchanging pleasantries and asking about each others families and holidays.  But I sensed he had another reason for calling.

Our conversation soon turned serious.  [click to continue…]


My Crime Fighting Hero

by Diane Dimond on December 20, 2008

Greg MacAleese, the father of Crime Stoppers

Detective Greg MacAleese

Time Magazine has its ‘Person of the Year’ award. I have my ‘Crime Fighter of the Year’ award and this year it goes to Greg MacAleese a former Detective with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department.

This lifetime achievement honor is long overdue because Greg MacAleese has changed the world by making it a safer place to live.

One quiet, snowy afternoon in February 1976 Detective MacAleese sat down at his desk and typed the word CRIME onto a sheet of paper … [click to continue…]