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 ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
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
Thumb down: Report confirms thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Florida TC Palm The Editorial Board January 8, 2016
Three-year-cold case finally receives justice WLKY Erica Coghill October 21, 2014
Three sex assault cases seen as 'extreme; Express News Jacob Beltran June 28, 2015
Thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Virginia to be tested Your 4 State Michella Drapac September 15, 2015
Thousands of untested sex assault kits piled up in trail of broken promises by Portland police OregonLive.com Maxine Bernstein September 13, 2015
Thousands of untested rape kits gathering dust in Kentucky, lawmakers told Kentucky.com Jack Brammer February 26, 2015
Thousands of untested rape kits discovered in police evidence rooms, hospital CBS46 Jeff Chirico May 11, 2015
Thousands of untested rape kits discovered in Atlanta, Athens Atlanta Sun Times Will Hager May 12, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits MSN.com November 15, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits KOAT 7 Albuquerque Sasha Lenninger November 15, 2015
Thousands of unprocessed rape kits sit on shelves in Minnesota Star Tribune Jennifer Bjorhus and Mary Jo Webster September 2, 2015
Thousands of Texas rape kits never tested The Texas Tribune Brandi Grissom January 27, 2011
Thousands of Tennessee rape kits untested USA Today Brian Haas September 2, 2014
Thousands of sexual assault kits in Texas remain untested WYTX 19 CBS Samuel King July 16, 2015
Thousands of Samples: Untested Rape Kits Hold Evidence WVTF Radio Tommie McNeil September 24, 2015
Thousands of rape kits wait to be tested CBS News Laura Strickler November 9, 2009
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
Thousands of rape kits untested in Portland, US untested KGW Nina Mehlhaf July 16, 2015
Thousands of rape kits sit untested in NM KOAT 7 Albuquerque Angela Brauer August 17, 2015
Thousands of Rape Kits Sit Untested for Decades, but Change Would Be Costly The New York Times Brandi Grissom January 27, 2011
Thousands of rape kits remain untested nationwide; rape survivor pushes to end the backlog KATC.com Kendria LaFleur December 1, 2016
Thousands of rape kits remain untested across Maryland WBAL TV 11 David Collins October 28, 2016
Thousands of rape kits left untested in Ohio NorthwestOhio.com Nick McGill July 29, 2013

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