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 ascending Author(s) Post Date
California to propose an end to statute of limitations in rape cases Al Jazeera America Marisa Taylor November 10, 2015
Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera September 19, 2014
Delay in Detroit rape kit testing left serial rapists at large, report Al Jazeera Renee Lewis April 21, 2014
APD fights rape kit backlog Amarillo.com Mollie Bryant July 9, 2015
Officials cross party lines to aid sexual assault victims Amarillo Globe News Brittany Nunn September 22, 2012
8 months after rape report, Amarillo woman waits for justice amarillo.com Lauren Koski July 8, 2017
APD rape kit backlog stretches to 1990s Amarillo Globe-News Mollie Bryant January 24, 2015
Editorial: Cost of justice should not be delayed Amarillo Globe-News Amarillo Globe-News Editorial Board March 30, 2017
We must stop the nightmare of rape by standing together behind the survivors The Altamont Enterprise Melissa Hale-Spencer October 29, 2015
Rape Kit Report is One More Effort to Fight Crime Alaska Native News Drew Cason November 6, 2017
Rape Kit Reform Passes House, Sent to Governor’s Desk for Signing Alaska Native News Michael Mason May 19, 2017
Thousands of Rape Kits Continue To Go Untested Affinity Magazine Grace Miller June 3, 2017
Outrage over nationwide rape kit backlog Anderson Cooper 360 Wolf Blitzer May 27, 2013
Keeping them honest: rape kits go untested for decades Anderson Cooper 360 Randi Kaye May 27, 2013
State report released on untested rape kits ABC Newspapers Eric Hagen November 19, 2015
Clarification: Detroit Rape Kits Story ABC News Alisha Green April 9, 2015
Old Rape Kits and 4 Brave Women Bring Rapist to Justice ABC News Sharon Cohen June 1, 2015
New Mexico Lawmakers Address Backlog of Untested Rape Kits ABC News Mary Hudetz November 30, 2015
Memphis Police: Backlogged Rape Kits Tested, Suspects ID'd Associated Press Adrian Sainz March 9, 2015
DNA Hit in an Assault Was Key to Solving Minnesota Abduction ABC News Amy Forliti September 6, 2016
A Look at Cities, States Receiving $79M for Rape Kit Tests ABC News Associated Press September 10, 2015
As 'Missoula' Shines Spotlight on Campus Rape, Women Share How Their Allegations Changed Them Forever ABC News Juju Chang, Nick Capote, Ashley Louszko and Lauren Efron April 22, 2015
Bill to end rape kit backlog introduced in Congress ABC News Mary Hathaway December 3, 2012
Report shows many rape kits not tested ABC7 Chicago Leah Hope July 7, 2010
New police tool to fight for victims of rape ABC13 Demond Fernandez January 17, 2014

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