The Backlog

News 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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
A Look at Cities, States Receiving $79M for Rape Kit Tests ABC News Associated Press September 10, 2015
DNA Hit in an Assault Was Key to Solving Minnesota Abduction ABC News Amy Forliti September 6, 2016
Memphis Police: Backlogged Rape Kits Tested, Suspects ID'd Associated Press Adrian Sainz March 9, 2015
New Mexico Lawmakers Address Backlog of Untested Rape Kits ABC News Mary Hudetz November 30, 2015
Old Rape Kits and 4 Brave Women Bring Rapist to Justice ABC News Sharon Cohen June 1, 2015
Clarification: Detroit Rape Kits Story ABC News Alisha Green April 9, 2015
State report released on untested rape kits ABC Newspapers Eric Hagen November 19, 2015
Keeping them honest: rape kits go untested for decades Anderson Cooper 360 Randi Kaye May 27, 2013
Outrage over nationwide rape kit backlog Anderson Cooper 360 Wolf Blitzer May 27, 2013
Thousands of Rape Kits Continue To Go Untested Affinity Magazine Grace Miller June 3, 2017
Rape Kit Reform Passes House, Sent to Governor’s Desk for Signing Alaska Native News Michael Mason May 19, 2017
Rape Kit Report is One More Effort to Fight Crime Alaska Native News Drew Cason November 6, 2017
We must stop the nightmare of rape by standing together behind the survivors The Altamont Enterprise Melissa Hale-Spencer October 29, 2015
Editorial: Cost of justice should not be delayed Amarillo Globe-News Amarillo Globe-News Editorial Board March 30, 2017
APD rape kit backlog stretches to 1990s Amarillo Globe-News Mollie Bryant January 24, 2015
8 months after rape report, Amarillo woman waits for justice Lauren Koski July 8, 2017
Officials cross party lines to aid sexual assault victims Amarillo Globe News Brittany Nunn September 22, 2012
APD fights rape kit backlog Mollie Bryant July 9, 2015
Delay in Detroit rape kit testing left serial rapists at large, report Al Jazeera Renee Lewis April 21, 2014
Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera September 19, 2014
California to propose an end to statute of limitations in rape cases Al Jazeera America Marisa Taylor November 10, 2015
New Mexico faces backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera America December 1, 2015
Memphis police ID suspects while clearing rape kit backlog Al Jazeera America Associated Press March 10, 2015
Ex-student can sue school in Alabama 'rape bait' case, appeals court rules Al Jazeera America Marisa Taylor August 13, 2015
Thousands of Detroit rape victims may never see justice Al Jazeera America Bisi Onile-Ere November 13, 2013


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