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
The War At Home: Untested Rape Kits A National Disgrace Neon Tommy Corinne Gaston September 23, 2014
Congress Acts, Someone Might Actually Look At Hundreds of Thousands of Backlogged Rape Kits Think Progress Tara Culp-Ressler September 22, 2014
Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims Mother Jones Erika Eichelberger September 22, 2014
Guest Commentary: Governor's signature of 'rape kit' bill would be step toward justice Contra Costa Times Rep. Nancy Skinner September 20, 2014
Memphis Police Find Almost 200 Misplaced Rape Kits To Add To Backlog Huffington Post Michael McLaughlin September 19, 2014
How Many of the Hundreds of Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in the US Are in your City? Huffington Post Soroya Chemaly September 19, 2014
Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera September 19, 2014
Senate passes bill to address rape kit backlog The Hill Ramsey Cox September 18, 2014
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
Leahy Ushers Legislation To Reduce Rape Kit Backlogs Sen. Patrick Leahy September 18, 2014
Pennsylvania House Bill 2489 Pennsylvania Legislature Rep. Brendan F. Boyle September 17, 2014
SFPD working to end rape kit backlog, but several thousand will never be tested San Francisco Examiner Jonathan Owen Lamb September 17, 2014
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Memphis Rape Kit Backlog Sees A Growing Number of Unresolved Cases Huffington Post Canada September 16, 2014
Memphis police discover 200 unprocessed rape kits adding to backlog The Guardian Jessica Glenza September 16, 2014
More Untested Rape Kits Found Memphis Flyer Toby Sells September 16, 2014
Memphis officials find 200 rape kits in storage facility The Tennessean Associated Press September 16, 2014
Salt Lake City Council to weigh mandatory rape-kit testing Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart September 16, 2014
Truck driver charged in 2008 Kalamazoo rape case linked to sexual assaults in 3 other states Kalamazoo Gazette Aaron Mueller September 15, 2014
Rape Kit Is Tested 14 Years Later, Leads to Arrest Of Former Police Officer Opposing Views Lisa Fogarty September 14, 2014
This is Why Rape Kits Must Be Tested Dispatches from the Culture Wars Ed Brayton September 13, 2014
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
14-Year-Old Rape Kit Implicates Ex-Cop Now Working At Children’s Home (VIDEO) Addicting Info Shannon Barber September 11, 2014
State crime labs testing 'Jane Doe' rape kits collected from anonymous hospital patients The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 11, 2014
Tested after 14 years, rape kit incriminates ex-Memphis cop who now works at kids home The Raw Story David Edwards September 11, 2014


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