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
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Focus on old rape cases moves to Cleveland suburbs SF Gate November 1, 2014
Cold case rapes big issue in race for Ohio Attorney General WFMJ Michelle Nicks October 31, 2014
Man continued pattern of sex crimes as thousands of Detroit rape kits went untested WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo October 31, 2014
New Fund Established to Help Test City's Rape Kits Memphis Flyer Toby Sells October 30, 2014
Attention on rape kit cases turns to the Cuyahoga County suburbs The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 29, 2014
Anthony Sowell's legacy includes long-needed changes in Cleveland missing-persons and rape investigations: editorial The Plain Dealer Editorial Board October 28, 2014
Survivors Unite to Lift the Veil on the Rape Kit Backlog RAINN October 28, 2014
Is Michael Irby one of Cleveland's most prolific serial rapists? The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 24, 2014
State Funds Allow Testing of Dallas Rape Kits NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Associated Press October 23, 2014
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert helped foster Detroit's rape kit tracking pilot program The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 23, 2014
Salt Lake City Council at odds with police on rape investigations Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart October 23, 2014
Suspect in 1985 Henderson rape case gets 40 years The Tennessean Tena Lee October 23, 2014
Dallas begins testing backlog of 4,140 rape kits Dallas Morning News Sarah Mervosh October 22, 2014
Three-year-cold case finally receives justice WLKY Erica Coghill October 21, 2014
DeWine campaign spot touting the success of his sexual assault kit testing program The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 21, 2014
Man gets 18-20 in prison after admitting to 1992 Savin Hill rape Dorchester Reporter Staff October 21, 2014
Rape kit testing projects could 'revolutionize' future sexual assault investigations, prosecutor says The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 20, 2014
Officals from Memphis, Detroit converge in Cleveland to discuss rape kit backlogs The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 20, 2014
Rape kits at center of Attorney General race WKYC Sara E Shookman October 20, 2014
Las Vegas Receives Funding To Catch Up On Untested DNA KNPR Amy Kingsley October 20, 2014
Daily Digest: Wharton, Norris Speak At Rape Kit Summit Memphis Daily News Associated Press October 20, 2014
SAK testing initiative leads to indictment Xenia Gazette Scott Halasz October 19, 2014
Kym Worthy talks domestic violence Hometownlife.com Caroll DeWeese October 19, 2014
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014

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