By: BettyJean Kling
How many of us remember the names of the Ted Bundy’s victim’s? You don’t – but you remember Ted Bundy’s name. It’s high time that we remember the names and the lives of the VICTIMS and not the serial murderers like Gary Ridgeway!
Moreover it is high time you remember all the victims names including those of those not murdered by serial killers or the result of major scandals like; OJ Simpson, Drew Peterson, Scott Peterson and Steve Nodine.
CNN presents Easy Prey: Vulnerable women targeted by serial killers. The premise behind this and a few books currently making the scene is on filmmakers and authors making money on the sensationalizing of serial killings of vulnerable women. CNN focused on drug addicted hookers of color from a very poor rural S. Carolina neighborhood where local enforcement wasn’t inclined to pay much attention until forced to do so by the sheer number of missing women.
Until 2002, California had a “Son of Sam” law that prevented convicts from profiting from their crimes, but the state’s Supreme Court determined the law violated the First Amendment and wiped it from the books. O.J. Simpson got $33 million for “If I did it”, A spokesman at San Quentin State Prison, Lt. Vernell Crittendon, said that, since Scott Peterson arrived on death row, he has received several solicitations to pen his story.
When my daughter was shot in the head 12/15/2008 and facing death – I immediately began to draft legislation and Heather Lindsay Esq. began compiling a database of women fallen at the hands of their partners since we proposed Louisa’s Law.
Louisa’s Law seeks to require significant and effective sentences, eliminate or reduce plea deals and strictly enforce laws for violence against women.
Perhaps when we start documenting the names and faces of the 5 women a day who are murdered at day, and perhaps when we start showing the faces of the women who are battered every 15 seconds – that is 4 an hour or 96 a day. Yes no less than 100 Faces a day are those of women that go harmed and unseen names un known — would that impact you to stand up and to help us? We need you to join TMU, we need members from 50 states so that we can strengthen the violence laws in every state. Let’s pass Louisa’s Law in all 50 states! Stop the slaughter of Women! Not one of us should fall. Not One. If you are battered or know someone battered or killed list their story here Louisa’s law blog. http://louisaslaw.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/100-women-battered-daily-in-us-and-5-die/
We are going to be sure they will not be forgotten.
Women to Woman
How long must we go on,
Why is our path so hard and long ?
Women’s rights are human rights,
What the hell is wrong?
Women are dying and maimed from violence each day
All of these years to pass the ERA
Who said women aren’t equal – who made that choice
For 52 % of our nations voice, Oh what the hell is wrong?
The Majority United is taking a stand
reaching out woman to woman, hand to hand
All for one and one for all
Not one of us could fall -not one of us should ever fall –Not one.
Song: “Woman to Woman” Copyright © 2009 Danielle Verot. All rights reserved.
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