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
County Prosecutor: Rape kit task force needs more investigators The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 26, 2014
Patterson sentenced to 20 years for rape, assault Daily Journal Online September 26, 2014
Congress Delays Funding for Rape Kit Processing as Victim Drags Mattress in Search of Justice Truthdig Natasha Hakimi Zapata September 25, 2014
Billing for rape: Louisiana sex assault victims often face hefty bills for medical care Rebecca Catalanello September 25, 2014
Man charged with armed kidnapping, rape in 2010 Hollywood case Sun Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan September 25, 2014
Task force got DNA hit linking James W. Daniel III to 2000 rape months before recent attacks and was 'actively investigating' the case The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 25, 2014
CALL7 exclusive: DNA analysis labs across the country testing backlog of Colorado rape kits The Denver Channel Kelli Rabon and Sandra Barry September 24, 2014
The War At Home: Untested Rape Kits A National Disgrace Neon Tommy Corinne Gaston September 23, 2014
Money to Process Rape Kits Falls Victim to Congressional Budget Squabbles RH Reality Check Nina Liss-Schultz September 23, 2014
Man charged in "Early Morning" rape case linked to another sex case reported in 2000 The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 23, 2014
Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk Feminist Majority Foundation Blog Feminist Newswire September 23, 2014
How the U.S. Ended Up With 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Daily Beast Caitlin Dickson September 23, 2014
Congress Acts, Someone Might Actually Look At Hundreds of Thousands of Backlogged Rape Kits Think Progress Tara Culp-Ressler September 22, 2014
Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims Mother Jones Erika Eichelberger September 22, 2014
Guest Commentary: Governor's signature of 'rape kit' bill would be step toward justice Contra Costa Times Rep. Nancy Skinner September 20, 2014
Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera September 19, 2014
How Many of the Hundreds of Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in the US Are in your City? Huffington Post Soroya Chemaly September 19, 2014
Memphis Police Find Almost 200 Misplaced Rape Kits To Add To Backlog Huffington Post Michael McLaughlin September 19, 2014
Leahy Ushers Legislation To Reduce Rape Kit Backlogs Sen. Patrick Leahy September 18, 2014
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
Senate passes bill to address rape kit backlog The Hill Ramsey Cox September 18, 2014
Pennsylvania House Bill 2489 Pennsylvania Legislature Rep. Brendan F. Boyle September 17, 2014
SFPD working to end rape kit backlog, but several thousand will never be tested San Francisco Examiner Jonathan Owen Lamb September 17, 2014
Salt Lake City Council to weigh mandatory rape-kit testing Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart September 16, 2014
Memphis officials find 200 rape kits in storage facility The Tennessean Associated Press September 16, 2014


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