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)sort ascending Post Date
Victims wait as rape kits go untested WTNH News 8 WTNH.com Staff April 23, 2014
8News Investigates: 400,000 rape kits in U.S. are never tested ABC 8 WRIC Richmond WRIC November 7, 2013
Outrage over nationwide rape kit backlog Anderson Cooper 360 Wolf Blitzer May 28, 2013
Raleigh man who stole shrimp matches DNA from 2000 rape case WNCN WNCN Staff December 5, 2014
Man sentenced for rape more than decade after assault WMCTV 5 WMCTV Staff January 29, 2014
Police: DNA links suspect to Lakewood rape WKYC-TV WKYC Staff and Sara E. Shookman September 26, 2014
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Cuyahoga County gets $450K grant for more rape kit tests WKYC-TV WKYC Staff November 21, 2014
Enough SAID: Time to Test Lingering Backlog of Rape Kits WDET-FM WDET-FM interview with President & CEO of Michigan Women's Foundation Carolyn Cassin January 7, 2015
Man charged with armed kidnapping, rape in 2010 Hollywood case Sun Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan September 25, 2014
Rape kit's testing leads to arrest in 2006 assault on teenager in Hollywood Sun-Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan August 6, 2014
Shock find of rape kits at Berlin station The Daily Dispatch Vuvu Vena February 6, 2014
Bill mandates deadlines for rape kit testing Michigan Public Radio Virginia Gordan April 24, 2014
Hundreds of rape kits inside Jackson Police Dept. WBBJ-TV Victoria Taylor June 19, 2014
New Jersey Legislature Assembly Bill 1084 New Jersey State Legislature Valerie Vainieri Huttle January 16, 2014
400,000 rape kits sitting untested nationwide USA Today USA Today Online May 14, 2014
Fund-raising campaign aims at solving Detroit rape cases Detroit Free Press Tresa Baldas January 6, 2015
Dozens Of Untested Rape Kits Found In Police Evidence Room AOL News - WGN Tom Negovan November 21, 2012
Many rape kits tested, many more to be done WKYC Tom Beres November 20, 2013
DOJ: No rape evidence testing without consent Wisconsin Law Journal Todd Richmond December 14, 2014
New Fund Established to Help Test City's Rape Kits Memphis Flyer Toby Sells October 30, 2014
MPD Push on Rape Kit Backlog Yields Indictments Memphis Flyer Toby Sells August 20, 2014
Memphis Rape Kit Fight Gets New Ally Memphis Flyer Toby Sells November 20, 2014
More Untested Rape Kits Found Memphis Flyer Toby Sells September 16, 2014
Editorial: Jindal executive order a good call The Shreveport Times Times Editorial Board December 15, 2014

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