Check out what the producers of Law and Order:SVU have to say about VINE. When Mary Byron was murdered in 1993, her family knew that she could have been kept safe had she known he was on the street. Because of this well publicized murder, VINE was invented and put into use first in Louisville, KY – and then it spread to almost every state in the US.
Knowledge and use of this service has saved lives. Most of the millions of viewers of last night’s episode will never need VINE, but for those who will, NBC has made sure they are aware. And on behalf of all those victims, we thank them.