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
Cosby Rape Allegations: It’s Time To End The Statute Of Limitations In Sexual Assault Cases WBUR Public Radio Eileen McNamara November 24, 2014
Serial rapist Michael Irby asks judge to give him maximum sentence for 12th rape conviction The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell November 24, 2014
Editorial: Program puts spotlight on untested rape kits The Topeka Capital-Journal Editorial Board November 24, 2014
Serial rapist Michael Irby sentenced for 12th rape WKYC-TV November 24, 2014
KBI surveying local law enforcement on unprocessed sexual assault kits The Topeka-Capital Journal Ann Marie Bush November 23, 2014
Cuyahoga County gets $450K grant for more rape kit tests WKYC-TV WKYC Staff November 21, 2014
Cuyahoga County's rape kit backlog will be eliminated more swiftly, preventing additional attacks, with support from Attorney General Mike DeWine and the county The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell November 21, 2014
Memphis Rape Kit Fight Gets New Ally Memphis Flyer Toby Sells November 20, 2014
Despite millions spent to fix the problem, rape kit backlog still exists News 4 San Antonio Stacey Cameron November 18, 2014
Memphis Council Approves $1.5M For Rape Kit Testing WHBQ Fox13 Memphis Matt Gerien November 18, 2014
Manhattan's D.A. Addresses a National Problem The New York Times Editorial Board November 18, 2014
New Orleans mayor: Do-over in bungled rape cases AOL Cain Burdeau, AP November 18, 2014
City Council Briefs: Panel OK's more funding for rape kits Commercial Appeal Daniel Connelly November 18, 2014
OIG: Sexual assault cases mishandled by NOPD Best of New Orleans Alex Woodward November 17, 2014
Rape kit contribution should spur congressional action The Washington Post Editorial Board November 16, 2014
Editorial: Get rid of rape kit backlog Newsday Editorial Board November 16, 2014
Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, 'Law & Order' actress Mariska Hargitay announce $35 million fund for rape kit tests New York Daily News Barbara Ross November 12, 2014
Manhattan DA, Law & Order actress announce $35 million in grants to help end national rape kit backlog The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell November 12, 2014
New York Initiative to Help Other Cities Clear Rape-Kit Backlogs The New York Times Tatiana Schlossberg November 12, 2014
New York to share $35m with other cities to reduce untested rape kit backlog The Guardian Associated Press November 12, 2014
Manhattan D.A. pledges $35M to end untested 'rape kit' backlog in U.S. The Los Angeles Times James Queally November 12, 2014
DNA of Accused Rapist Takes 15 Years to Test WZTV November 10, 2014
Rape kit testing: How does Arkansas measure up? KATV Marine Glisovic November 10, 2014
Public invited to forum Thursday on sexual assault kits Memphis Commercial Appeal Daniel Connelly November 10, 2014
Nearly 2,000 CODIS Hits Through Sexual Assault Kit Testing The Daily Jeffersonian November 10, 2014

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