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 Source Author(s) Post Datesort ascending
Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit Backlog CBS Local (San Francisco) Dave Padilla October 1, 2014
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
City seeks sanction against lawyer in rape-kit cases The Commercial Appeal Marc Perrusquia October 1, 2014
Police In Utah can send untested rape kits to state crime lab Deseret News McKenzie Romero September 30, 2014
Prosecutors say suspect in 1994 rape identified when East Cleveland police followed law, collected his DNA The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 30, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for Hospital Exams TIME Megan Gibson September 29, 2014
Change pledged to prevent victims from paying for rape-related medical costs Fox 8 New Orleans WVUE-TV Leigh Isaacson September 29, 2014
Hundreds connected to rape DNA; Prosecutor's Office says it takes months for an arrest NewsNet5 Cleveland (ABC5) Kristin Volk September 29, 2014
Man set for parole arrested in connection with 1997 rape The Times-Picayune - Jonathan Bullington September 29, 2014
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Possible delays in rape-kit testing questioned Daily News Journal Scott Broden September 27, 2014
Police: DNA links suspect to Lakewood rape WKYC-TV WKYC Staff and Sara E. Shookman September 26, 2014
In Louisiana, Rape Victims are Billed Thousands of Dollars for Hospital Exams Slate Magazine Amanda Hess September 26, 2014
County Prosecutor: Rape kit task force needs more investigators The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 26, 2014
Patterson sentenced to 20 years for rape, assault Daily Journal Online September 26, 2014
Congress Delays Funding for Rape Kit Processing as Victim Drags Mattress in Search of Justice Truthdig Natasha Hakimi Zapata September 25, 2014
Billing for rape: Louisiana sex assault victims often face hefty bills for medical care Rebecca Catalanello September 25, 2014
Man charged with armed kidnapping, rape in 2010 Hollywood case Sun Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan September 25, 2014
Task force got DNA hit linking James W. Daniel III to 2000 rape months before recent attacks and was 'actively investigating' the case The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 25, 2014
CALL7 exclusive: DNA analysis labs across the country testing backlog of Colorado rape kits The Denver Channel Kelli Rabon and Sandra Barry September 24, 2014
Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk Feminist Majority Foundation Blog Feminist Newswire September 23, 2014
Man charged in "Early Morning" rape case linked to another sex case reported in 2000 The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 23, 2014
Money to Process Rape Kits Falls Victim to Congressional Budget Squabbles RH Reality Check Nina Liss-Schultz September 23, 2014


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