The Backlog

Media 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
State Attorney candidate calls for rape kit testing First Coast News Clark Fouraker July 23, 2015
Governor calls for group to examine rape kit analysis guidelines WSLS 10 Ron Martin July 23, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits sit untested inside JSO building CBS 47 Jenna Bourne July 23, 2015
Justice Dept. insists it has no appropriation for rape-kit testing Washington Examiner Elizabeth Potter July 23, 2015
Rape kit testing concerns continue to be raised as some progress develops Jacksonville.com Dan Scanlan July 23, 2015
Officials: No backlog for Salisbury, Wicomico rape kits Delmarva Now Vanessa Junkin July 23, 2015
Candidate wants backlog of rape kits to be tested News 4 Jax Tarik Minor July 23, 2015
DNA match leads cops to suspect in 1983 Plantation rape case Sun Sentinel Mike Clary July 23, 2015
Why Thousands Of Rape Kits Are Going Untested NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook July 23, 2015
Monmouth and Ocean cops: no backlog in rape kit testing APP.com Kathleen Hopkins July 23, 2015
Suspect in Mosquito Lake sexual assault in custody in Anchorage Alaska Dispatch News Jerzy Shedlock July 23, 2015
DNA matches also backlogged in state WWLTV Katie Moore July 23, 2015
Statewide rape kit backlog addressed FOX CT Jim McKeever July 23, 2015
Victim support groups call for rape kit testing protocol WTMV.com Emilie Arroyo July 23, 2015
Hundreds of DNA rape kits on backlog at State Police Crime Lab WVVA Annie Moore July 22, 2015
C-T view: No excuse for rape kit backlog Citizen-Times Asheville July 22, 2015
Gov. Malloy Signs Law Improving Processing of Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases Governor Dannel P. Malloy July 22, 2015
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
Rape test kits going untested in Shreve-Bossier Shreveport Times Zach Beaird July 22, 2015
Maricopa County attorney requests federal grants to test sex assault kits KTAR Bob McClay July 22, 2015
No backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits in Duluth WDAZ 8 WDIO TV July 22, 2015
Justice denied: Evidence from rapes should be analyzed quickly Post-Gazette Editorial Board July 22, 2015
Edelen stops in Ashland as part of statewide tour Independent Online Mark Maynard July 22, 2015
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 22, 2015
Rape Victim Prepared To Face Her Attacker 20 Years Later 10 TV Glenn McEntyre July 21, 2015

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