A beautiful reporter found dead.

 

The police say it's suicide.

 

Her best friend thinks it's murder.

 

Kennedy Wade, an investigative journalist about to put her skills to the ultimate test.

 

 

Triple Threat: Facts Behind Fiction

  • For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 93 percent of female victims (1,450 out of 1,551) were murdered by a male they knew.
  • Fourteen times as many females were murdered by a male they knew (1,450 victims) than were killed by male strangers (101 victims).
  • For victims who knew their offenders, 64 percent (928) of female homicide victims were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers.
  • There were 266 women shot and killed by either their husband or intimate acquaintance during the course of an argument.
  • Nationwide, for homicides in which the weapon could be determined (1,522), more female homicides were committed with firearms (55 percent) than with any other weapon. Knives and other cutting instruments accounted for 20 percent of all female murders, bodily force 11 percent, and murder by blunt object six percent. Of the homicides committed with firearms, 69 percent were committed with handguns.
  • In 84 percent of all incidents where the circumstances could be determined, homicides were not related to the commission of any other felony, such as rape or robbery.

* Statistics compiled iin report titled "When Men Murder Women" by the Violence Report Center.

 

Stiletto Justice: Facts Behind Fiction

 

 

 

An over-zealous prosecutor.

 

A corrupt judge.

 

Wrongfully convicted citizens.

 

And three women ready to take on the system to set them free.

 

 

At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations that mount their operations inside state prisons. For their services, in private prisons, prisoners are paid as little as 17 cents an hour. This equals approximately $20 per month. Corporations who use prison labor include but are not limited to:

 

               AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard,

               Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom’s,

               Revlon, Macy’s, Pierre Cardin and  Target.

 

               Between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion.

 

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