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
CMPD: Number of untested rape kits not as bad as it sounds WBTV Kristen Hampton May 20, 2015
Impact of Quality Local Reporting Highlights How Conservative Media Fail Sexual Assault Victims Media Matters for America Rachel Calvert May 20, 2015
Illinois Legislature Passes Measure Addressing Rape Kit Backlog ABC 7 Chicago Leah Hope May 20, 2015
Untested Rape Kit Backlog Represents A 'Public Safety Issue' In U.S. NPR Melissa Block May 20, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Subject of Congressional Hearing WSAV Sheila Parker May 20, 2015
New bill to change statute of limitations for rape kit testing Our Quad Cities May 20, 2015
Kansas City, MO, police crime lab has thousands of untested rape kits KCTV5 News Laura McCallister, Bonyen Lee May 20, 2015
Ill. Atty. Gen. testifies on rape kit law KSDK Sam Clancy May 20, 2015
Journalist's discovery of rape kit backlog leads to new law and arrests New York Times WITW Staff May 20, 2015
Grassley Statement at a Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Rape Kit Backlog Senator Chuck Grassley Senator Chuck Grassley May 20, 2015
Focus at Four - Rape Kits Testing Backlog KBTX Kathleen Witte May 20, 2015
Number of untested rape kits startling Action News Jax Erica Bennett May 20, 2015
Disturbing new evidence of backlog of untested rape kits CBS News May 19, 2015
Justice denied: Rape kits left untested in several states Anna Werner CBS Evening News May 19, 2015
Advocacy group says Kansas City has 1,324 untested rape kits KSHB Lexi Sutter May 19, 2015
2,800 Rape Kits Sit Untested in San Diego NBC San Diego Nicole Gomez and R. Stickney May 19, 2015
KCPD responds to report of rape kit backlog KMBC Micheal Mahoney May 19, 2015
Expansion of the Wayne County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force announced Tuesday WXYZ Detroit Jessie Williams May 19, 2015
AG: $3M will be used to prosecute Detroit rape cases Detroit Free Press Robert Allen May 19, 2015
Efforts boosted to bring charges from Detroit rape kits The Detroit News The Detroit News May 19, 2015
$3M goes to task force investigating untested Detroit rape kits MLive Ian Thibodeau May 19, 2015
Reporting On Rape Kit Backlog Leads To New Law And Arrests In Ohio NPR Terry Gross, Rachel Dissell May 19, 2015
Efforts Boosted To Bring Charges Linked To Detroit Rape Kits CBS Detroit Associated Press May 19, 2015
Rape Kits: A Decade and A Billion Dollars Later, Why Can't We Fix the Backlog? RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick May 19, 2015
Rapists Are Going Free Because Kits Are Going Untested Marie Claire Kayla Webley May 19, 2015

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