The Backlog

Media Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s) Post Datesort ascending
How One Discovery Uncovered Over 200 Serial Rapists Refinery 29 Meredith Clark May 27, 2015
Senate signs off on rape kit bill The Advocate Capitol News Bureau May 27, 2015
Lawmakers Seeking Change To Help Protect Rape Victims NBC4i Beth Dal Ponte May 26, 2015
Police: DNA links Zachary man to 2012 rape case The Advocate Advocate Staff Report May 25, 2015
DNA evidence from untested rape kit leads to indictment of Toledo man in cold case Daily Journal Associated Press May 24, 2015
SDPD has nearly 3,000 untested rape kits CBS 8 Shannon Handy May 23, 2015
Rape kit match leads to Toledo man The Blade Jennifer Feehan May 23, 2015
New Minnesota Law Requires Police to Count Untested Rape Kits KSTP Eric Chaloux May 22, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
Honda Fights To Address The Backlog Of Rape Kits In Alameda County, California And Across The Country Congressman Mike Honda Congressman Mike Honda May 21, 2015
Rape kit testing continuing WTAM 1100 May 21, 2015
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
Illinois Lawmakers address rape kit backlog KFVS 12 Allison Twaits May 21, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Issues Affect Local Police Departments We Are Central PA Mallory Lane May 21, 2015
Hundreds of Charlotte rape kits untested WCNC Michelle Boudin May 21, 2015
We're Letting Untested Rape Kits Languish In Warehouses And It Has huge Consequences Think Progress Tara Culp-Ressler May 21, 2015
Women, rape allegations, and the struggle to be believed NOLA.com Jarvis DeBerry May 21, 2015
Law to help crime victims get justice Illinois Homepage Kelsey Gibbs, Matt Porter May 21, 2015
SDPD Explains 2,800+ Untested Rape Kits NBC San Diego Candice Nguyen May 21, 2015
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
Number of untested rape kits startling Action News Jax Erica Bennett May 20, 2015
Focus at Four - Rape Kits Testing Backlog KBTX Kathleen Witte May 20, 2015
Grassley Statement at a Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Rape Kit Backlog Senator Chuck Grassley Senator Chuck Grassley May 20, 2015
Journalist's discovery of rape kit backlog leads to new law and arrests New York Times WITW Staff May 20, 2015
Ill. Atty. Gen. testifies on rape kit law KSDK Sam Clancy May 20, 2015

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