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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Years delayed, Detroit starts testing rape kits for evidence NPR WlRN Florida Editorial Staff December 29, 2012
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Wrestler Mick Foley hits the hill for rape kit legislation Talking Points Memo Megan Carpentier November 9, 2010
Worthy says everyone should be worried about untested Detroit rape kits The Macomb Daily Jameson Cook May 15, 2014
Worthy pushes for more funding to prosecute rapists The Detroit News David Shepardson April 14, 2015
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Hometownlife.com Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 7, 2011
Work to end the rape kit backlog The Tampa Tribune Sarah Tofte August 30, 2013
Work starts on righting wrong on untested rape kits Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press Editorial Board April 10, 2015
Work For Rape Victims Moves Forward KCSG Elizabeth Roberts April 17, 2014
Women, rape allegations, and the struggle to be believed NOLA.com Jarvis DeBerry May 21, 2015
Women's organization called on to help address the issue of rape WREG Memphis April Thompson March 9, 2015
Women Deserve Better Than A Backlog of Over 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Care2.com Ximena Ramirez March 1, 2015
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Wreg.com Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
Women 'acting as a voice' for other rape victims KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer and KOIN 6 News Staff March 30, 2015
Woman's lawsuit claims Harvey failed to test rape kit Chicago Tribune Dawn Rhodes March 22, 2012
Witness in 1st UMass gang rape trial testify about physical exam, rape kit analysis Mass Live Fred Contrada March 24, 2015
With new law, Ohio continues trend toward national leadership on rape kit testing The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell December 19, 2014
Window to prosecute Ohio rape cases to be extended to 25 years, longer with DNA evidence Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell May 16, 2015
Will Philly End Its Rape Kit Backlog? Philly Mag Liz Spikol May 14, 2015
Why Won't Washington Work: Funding to fix backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits stuck in Congress CNN Jake Tapper December 11, 2014
Why rapists have a 76 percent chance of getting away with the crime The Birmingham News Sarah Tofte August 25, 2013
Why rape kits go untested The Daily Beacon Liv McConnell March 12, 2015

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