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
Police failure to simply test a rape kit keys New Orleans woman's 18-year wait for justice Newser Cain Burdeau November 6, 2015
Fred Grimm: Florida shoved rape kit results to the back of the fridge Miami Herald Fred Grimm November 6, 2015
WDOJ to start testing untested rape kits in local municipalities November 6, 2015
KBI crime lab, built by McCownGordon, opens in Topeka Kansas City Business Journal Austin Alonzo November 5, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits untested in SWFL WINK News Sam Smink November 5, 2015
Delaware gets federal grant to test sexual assault kits Delaware Public Media James Dawson November 5, 2015
With cases hinging on DNA evidence, rape victims' wait for justice can be 'agonizing' FOX 4 KC Katie Banks November 5, 2015
More than 10,000 rape kits across Florida not tested Bob Kealing November 5, 2015
More than 1,100 rape kits untested in central Florida November 5, 2015
Matt Reed: Why wasn't Brevard rape evidence tested? Florida Today Matt Reed November 4, 2015
Central Florida to check untested rape kits Orlando Sentinel Henry Pierson Curtis November 4, 2015
Rape prosecution relies on forensic medical exams 48 WAFF Brian Tynes November 4, 2015
Ohio's AG: More than 9K rape kits tested for DNA matches Associated Press November 4, 2015
More than 10,000 Rape Kits Remain Untested In Florida: What's Happening? Tech Times Angela Laguipo November 4, 2015
DNA leads to teen's second arrest in sexual battery case Naples Daily News Jessica Lipscomb November 4, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 4, 2015
Florida data show 10,900 sexual-assault kits still untested Orlando Sentinel Tamara Lush November 3, 2015
Wayne County to give $1M to rape kit investigations Detroit Free Press Katrease Stafford November 3, 2015
Cash-strapped Wayne County finds $1 million to help with rape kit backlog Gus Burns November 3, 2015
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog CBS Detroit November 3, 2015
Florida data show 10,900 sexual-assault kits still untested CBS News November 3, 2015
Billings man charged with raping woman with autism Great Falls Tribune Associated Press November 3, 2015
Wayne County executive allocates $1M for rape kit investigations The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams November 3, 2015
Cold Spring, Minn., victim hopes for answers in Wetterling abduction StarTribune Jenna Ross November 3, 2015
Rape kits collecting dust across NC Bladen Journal November 3, 2015


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