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
Three-year-cold case finally receives justice WLKY Erica Coghill October 21, 2014
Thumb down: Report confirms thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Florida TC Palm The Editorial Board January 8, 2016
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida EndTheBacklog January 28, 2016
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida TC Palm Editorial Board January 28, 2016
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
Thunder Bay hospital to upgrade sexual assault victim services CBCB News December 11, 2014
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015
Time bandits: The senseless delays in testing rape-kit evidence Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board September 11, 2016
Time delays for processing rape evidence are not a problem in Pennsylvania, district attorneys say Penn Live Christian Alexandersen March 2, 2015
Time to treat rape like a serious crime September 22, 2015
TN legislature to take on untested rape kits WREG Memphis Adam Hammond January 9, 2014
To catch a rapist: the true saga of an evidence backlog The Santa Barbara Independent Susan Rose July 10, 2013
To Catch More Rapists, Missouri Must Test More Rape Kits Kansas City Star Kansas City Star Editorial Board December 6, 2017
To Unclog the Backlog, Craig Watkins Joins In Fight Against Rape Kit Insanity With SANE Dallas Observer Andrea Grimes November 1, 2010
Toledo man indicted after rape kit of minor matches DNA: BCI NBC 24 Christopher Burns January 28, 2016
Toledo man sentenced to 43 years in prison in 1998 case The Blade Jennifer Feehan August 21, 2017
Toledo Takes Fresh Look at 1,800 Old Rape Kits Toledo Blade Allison Dunn March 26, 2018
Too Many Rapes Dismissed East Bay Express Scott Morris January 16, 2018
Too much evidence locked away in untested rape kits The News Tribune Pat Sullivan October 6, 2015
TPD Gets Grant to Analyze Sexual Assault Evidence Arizona Public Media Mariana Dale September 17, 2015
TPD Gets Grant to Test Backlogged Rape Kits WTXL TV Stephen Jiwanmall October 27, 2015
Tracking System Would Improve Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Monitoring Missourian Kaitlin Washburn February 12, 2018
Tracking the Backlog and Searching for Justice Eugene Weekly Corinne Boyer February 16, 2017
Travis County judges call for independent crime lab CBS Austin Courtney Schoenemann December 6, 2016
Treatment for rape without insurance costs more than some good used cars Jezebel Anna Breslaw July 20, 2012


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