The Backlog

News 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
Arrest made in 2005 Eugene rape case The Register-Guard Jack Moran December 14, 2016
Trial reset in 2004 rape case The Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler December 14, 2016
Texas Senator Strives to Improve Rape Kit Backlog NBC DFW Ashleigh Barry December 14, 2016
Evidence on Ice Santa Fe Reporter Elizabeth Miller December 14, 2016
Utah lawmaker pledges bill to mandate rape-kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 13, 2016
Suspected serial rapist allowed to freely walk Memphis streets for 12 years WBRC Jerry Askin December 13, 2016
N.H. Supreme Court affirms rape, murder conviction of Seth Mazzaglia for 2012 strangulation of Westboro teen Elizabeth 'Lizzi' Marriott Boston Herald Laurel J. Sweet December 13, 2016
State task force meets to discuss rape kits Statesman Journal Whitney M. Woodworth December 12, 2016
Georgia, Florida still battling backlog of rape kits News 4 JAX Scott Johnson December 12, 2016
Black female scientist using $324K grant to research rape investigation methods Mic Claire Lampen December 12, 2016
Editorial: Omaha nurse honored for her support of rape victims Omaha World-Herald Omaha World-Herald Editorial Board December 12, 2016
Editorial: Clearing rape kit backlog should be made a priority Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board December 12, 2016
Lawmakers must recognize need for state crime lab funding Bluefield Daily Telegraph Samantha Perry December 11, 2016
Victim advocates work to reduce trauma, support rape response Grand Forks Herald Andrew Hazzard December 9, 2016
Maryland lawmakers call for uniform police standards on rape kits The Baltimore Sun Alison Knezevich and Catherine Rentz December 9, 2016
Cold case solved after 12 y/o rape kit tested WREG Eryn Taylor December 8, 2016
Beshear announces ‘Tool Kit’ to support law enforcement in backlog investigations, prosecutions The State Journal Kentucky Press News Service December 7, 2016
Justice Delayed The Portland Mercury Megan Burbank December 7, 2016
Auditor: Poor tracking, police doubts behind nation's worst rape kit backlog Santa Fe New Mexican Uriel J. Garcia December 7, 2016
Audit points to causes of New Mexico's rape kit backlog Associated Press Susan Montoya Bryan December 6, 2016
Travis County judges call for independent crime lab CBS Austin Courtney Schoenemann December 6, 2016
GBI Says Thousands Of Rape Kits Await Testing GPB News Associated Press December 6, 2016
APD gives update on DNA backlog Fox 7 Austin Elizabeth Saab December 5, 2016
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
National backlog of rape kits reveals a shameful neglect Newsday Newsday Editorial Board December 5, 2016


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