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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Aldermen Decry Backlog in Thousands of Untested Rape Kits DNAinfo Ted Cox July 27, 2015
Aldermen probe allegations of backlogged rape kits; could impact local case Hyde Park Herald Sam Rappaport August 5, 2015
All of San Francisco's rape victims deserve to have their kits tested San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle June 7, 2015
All Rape Kits Must Be Tested Daily Item Daily Item Editorial Board December 25, 2017
All rape kits must be tested in 'timely manner' under new AZ law 3TV News Catherine Holland March 22, 2017
Alleged Pa. rape comes back to haunt man 11 years later Penn Live John Luclew June 19, 2015
Alleged Pennypack Park rapist held for trial Julie Shaw March 27, 2015
Alleged rape victim says University of Miami cares more about reputation than safety Local 10 Andrea Torres April 29, 2015
Alleged Victim Blaming on Sexual Assault River Bender John Gregory October 4, 2015
Allegheny County making 'swift progress' on rape kit backlog Trib Live Megan Guza December 21, 2016
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office Praised For Clearing Untested Rape Kit Backlog CBS Pittsburgh Bob Allen September 20, 2016
Almost 100 untested pediatric rape kits in Louisiana KNOE-TV Ayla Ferrone January 23, 2015
Almost 13 years later, alleged rapist on trial Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 12, 2015
Almost 850 Untested Rape Kits Found Growing Mold In Austin Police Storage HuffPost Alanna Vagianos June 28, 2017
Almost half of 12,000 backlogged rape kits have been tested in Memphis, 35 suspects identified Daily Journal Associated Press March 18, 2015
Also up on Beacon Hill The Sun Chronicle January 17, 2016
Altered bill on rape kits moves through Nevada Legislature Las Vegas Review-Journal Ben Botkin May 19, 2017
AM update: Senators seek to speed rape kit tests KUT News Sam J. Ellison May 30, 2012
America's Cold-Case Crisis The Daily Beast Linda Fairstein April 3, 2011
America's Massive Rape Kit Backlog Quiet Mike Michelle Simmons June 13, 2015
America, test all the rape kits Washington Post Editorial Board September 16, 2015
Amherst man convicted in rape case The News & Advance Justin Faulconer July 30, 2015
Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in AZ Tuscon Sentinel Miranda Leo March 18, 2015
Amid US backlogs, Mass. keeps up with rape kit testing Boston Globe Catherine Cloutier and Todd Wallack September 10, 2015


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