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 Date
Giving Hope Women's Circle Raises $4K for 'Enough SAID' Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 14, 2015
Man arrested in July parking lot sexual assault in Roseville Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune Press Tribune crime desk October 14, 2015
DNA leads to arrest of Oklahoma man in girl's 1997 kidnapping The Weather Space Chelsea West October 14, 2015
Kidnapper withdraws guilty plea in 2008 sex assault solved by DNA The Morning Call Laurie Mason Schroeder October 13, 2015
DA hopefuls, State Auditor want to look into rape kit backlog NM Political Report Andy Lyman October 13, 2015
New Portland Police Standards for Rape Kit Testing Part of Effort to End Backlog Go Local PDX Brendan Murray October 13, 2015
Police: Ben Taub doctor charged with sexual assault may have other victims KHOU Kevin Reece October 12, 2015
State Rep files bill changing rape kit standards News 104.5 WOKV Stephanie Brown October 12, 2015
Bill would set rules for DNA evidence processing News 4 Jax October 12, 2015
Spartan? Wolverine? You can aid rape kit testing Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley October 12, 2015
Michigan, Michigan State alumni use rivalry to fundraise for rape kit testing Click On Detroit October 12, 2015
Letter: If there's no war on women, explain these stats AZ Central Tammy Caputi October 11, 2015
No more excuses. Fund the Utah crime lab and test every rape kit Standard-Examiner Editorial Board October 11, 2015
Editorial: Use backlog of rape evidence to solve crimes Enquirer Editorial Board October 10, 2015
Editorial: Pick some legislative priorities for the next session Bend Bulletin October 10, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Denver files charges in cold case sexual assault on 13-year-old girl Denver Post Kirk Mitchell October 9, 2015
Man charged with Topeka rape, aggravated sodomy bound over for trial CJ Online Ann Marie Bush October 9, 2015
Finally Tackling Backlog Of Rape Case Evidence Hartford Courant Editorial Board October 9, 2015
Detroit women pledge $600k to solve untested rape-kit crisis New York Times Women In The World October 9, 2015
Editorial: More funding needed for timely tests of rape kits New Haven Register Editorial Board October 8, 2015
Detroit man charged in 2008 cold case rape after testing rape kit WXYZ Detroit October 8, 2015
New rape-kit testing policies need follow-through: Editorial Editorial Board October 8, 2015
DNA from forgotten Detroit rape kit leads to arrest of parolee in cold case Gus Burns October 8, 2015
First Charges Stemming from Untested Rape Kits in Detroit Filed 1450 WHTC Gary Stevens October 8, 2015


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