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
Pinkston backs proposal to test thousands of old rape kits Times Free Press Claire Wiseman May 13, 2015
Agencies work to process backlog of untested rape kits WTOC Conny Cooper May 13, 2015
Georgia Authorities Uncover Thousands of Untested Rape Kits #ENDTHEBACKLOG Blue Nation Review Goldie Taylor May 13, 2015
TBI To Apply For Grant To Test Backlogged Rape Kits News Channel 9 Briona Arradondo May 13, 2015
DA, Chattanooga police chief support testing backlogged rape kits WRCBTV Beth Burger, Dan Kennedy May 13, 2015
Proposed legislation extends rape prosecution window Your News Now Tricia Bell May 13, 2015
The socioeconomics of the Rape Kit Backlog Nonprofit Quarterly Shafaq Hasan May 12, 2015
Thousands of untested rape kits discovered in Atlanta, Athens Atlanta Sun Times Will Hager May 12, 2015
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Extend Potential Prosecution of Rapists Beyond Current Statute of Limitations Aurora Advocate Marc Kovac May 12, 2015
Ohio House votes to extend period for prosecuting rape cases The News-Herald Associated Press May 12, 2015
Paying for Louisiana rape kit testing Gambit Alex Woodward May 11, 2015
Police: Man arrested tied to 12 sexually motivated burglaries in U-District SeattlePI Lynsi Burton May 11, 2015
More than 7,000 rape kits tested for DNA evidence News Net 5 Ron Regan May 11, 2015
Thousands of untested rape kits discovered in police evidence rooms, hospital CBS46 Jeff Chirico May 11, 2015
This Is Where The Law Messes Up When Talking About Sexual Violence MTV News Katherine Speller May 11, 2015
Legislation Would Change Statute Of Limitations In Rape Cases CBS Chicago Dana Kozlov May 11, 2015
Rape is not just a word Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman Shanara Acker May 11, 2015
Despite DNA, the Rapist Got Away New York Times Nicholas Kristof May 9, 2015
Thousands of Ohio rape kits tested for DNA matches WFMJ May 9, 2015
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
Central Falls man sentenced in 2014 sexual assault ABC 6 News Jennifer Petracca May 8, 2015
Ohio initiative leads to testing of 7,200 rape kits WHIO Cassidy Boyer May 8, 2015
Battling rape on campus Illinois Times Patrick Yeagle May 7, 2015
Man wanted in 1995 NYC rape ID'd after 2015 West Palm arrest Sun Sentinel Kate Jacobson May 7, 2015
Sen. Gardner pushes for audit of state crime lab, cites rape kit backlog and abuse allegations KTVA Shannon Kemp May 7, 2015

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