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
The entire rape reporting system is rigged to let predators go free The Guardian Jessica Valenti November 11, 2015
Victims' hopes for justice fade as rape kits are routinely ignored or destroyed The Guardian Jessica Glenza November 11, 2015
California to propose an end to statute of limitations in rape cases Al Jazeera America Marisa Taylor November 10, 2015
Democratic Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear pledges cooperation with Republican Governor WDRB Lawrence Smith November 10, 2015
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
Eyewitnesses, DNA evidence in girl's rape - yet it took nearly a year for arrests to be made Todd Cooper November 10, 2015
Auditor-Elect Mike Harmon: Investigation of Untested Rape Kits To Go On Ryland Barton November 10, 2015
Untested rape kits: LSCO comments on 498 untested kits WINK News Katie Cribbs November 10, 2015
Many rape kits go untested in Canyon County Idaho Press Tribune Ruth Brown November 10, 2015
Businesswomen Are Doing Something With 11,000 Rape Kits That Government Couldn't IJ Review Lawrence Bonk November 10, 2015
Fed Up With Police Dawdling, Detroit Women Join Together to Get 11,341 Rape Kits Tested Jezebel Hillary Crosley Coker November 9, 2015
FDLE survey finds more than 10K rape kits in evidence lockers News 4 Jax Mike Vasillinda November 9, 2015
Untested rape kits in Idaho raise concerns Chron November 9, 2015
Nearly 11,000 Sexual Assault Kits Untested, Survey Said Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM Sarah Kimbro November 9, 2015
How These Detroit Women Took on a Rape Kit Testing Backlog Julie Zellinger November 9, 2015
Kansas City man charged in 2014 robbery, sexual assault Kansas City Star Glenn E. Rice November 9, 2015
FDLE reveals preliminary numbers, plans The Ledger Clifford Parody November 9, 2015
The War on Drugs Could Be Making Our Communities More Dangerous VICE Justin Glawe November 8, 2015
Video: Sex assault evidence kits remain untested in Dutchess, NY state Poughkeepsie Journal Amanda J Purcell November 7, 2015
Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested New York Times Claire Martin November 7, 2015
Eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault kits Sun Sentinel Pam Bondi November 7, 2015
Ending Wisconsin's rape kit backlog NBC 15 Lindsey Branwall November 7, 2015
Editorial: Florida needs to test all rape kits Tampa Bay Times November 6, 2015
Carlton: Get real on Florida's untested rape kits Tampa Bay Times Sue Carlton November 6, 2015
Mississippi Rape Victims Have To Travel To Get Care Local Memphis November 6, 2015


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