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
From the Daily: Alleviating injustice The Michigan Daily The Michigan Daily June 18, 2014
Utah to hire private labs to analyze stockpiled rape kits The Salt Lake City Tribune Christopher Smart June 18, 2014
Rape Kit Backlog Report: MPD Adhered To Nationally Accepted Standards myFOXMemphis June 17, 2014
Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Report Complete LocalMemphis June 17, 2014
Assemblymember Skinner’s Bill to Expedite Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Assemblymember Skinner’s Bill to Expedite Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Assemblymember Nancy Skinner June 17, 2014
Rape Kit Bill Passes Senate Committee ABC News June 17, 2014
Congress poised to approve $41 million to help clear backlog of untested rape kits The Washington Post Spencer S. Hsu June 17, 2014
Long-forgotten rape evidence finally reveals its clues in Northern Virginia lab The Washington Post Monica Hesse June 16, 2014
New State Budget Has $3 Million For Prosecutions Linked To Rape Kits Michigan News Juanski June 16, 2014
Rape Kit Testing Bill Facing Opposition from Law Enforcement Organization ABC News Dan Noyes June 16, 2014
Bill aimed at reducing backlog in processing rape kits passes Ohio Senate WMFJ June 16, 2014
Rape victims fight back at city’s attempt to have lawsuit dismissed WREG Ashley Crockett June 12, 2014
Legislation to speed up sexual assault kit testing passed in Ohio Senate WFMJ June 5, 2014
Serial Rapists Go Unidentified as Foundations Pony Up for Rape Kit Processing Nonprofit Quarterly Ruth McCambridge June 5, 2014
SLCPD posts details on untested rape kits online FOX13Now Annie Cutler June 3, 2014
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
Untested rape kits at SLCPD to be re-reviewed FOX13Now Fox 13 News June 2, 2014
Plough Grant Requires All Rape Kits Be Tested The Memphis Daily News Bill Dries June 2, 2014
House Passes Cohen Amendment to Help Eliminate Memphis Rape Kit Backlog and Keep Communities Safe Rep. Steven Cohen Press Release May 29, 2014
The Call: #ENDTHEBACKLOG Ronan Farrow Daily Ronan Farrow May 27, 2014
Rape kit reporting bill passes Best of New Orleans Alex Woodward May 27, 2014
Rape kit testing rules move forward in Legislature San Francisco Chronicle Emma Fidel, Associated Press May 26, 2014
DNA breaks decade-old rape case KTVA Alaska Heather Hintze May 23, 2014
Man guilty of 26 year-old rape and kidnapping in Andover The Newbury Current The Newbury Current Staff May 19, 2014

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