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
Former sailor and convicted rapist pleads guilty to 2010 attack Wavy.com Kevin Green November 20, 2015
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
Gov. Scott seeks funding to test rape-kit backlog Daytona Beach News-Journal November 19, 2015
State report released on untested rape kits ABC Newspapers Eric Hagen November 19, 2015
Gov. proposes $8.5M for state's crime labs News 4 Jax Kumasi Aaron November 18, 2015
Scott Wants Money For FL Rape Kit Backlog News Talk Florida Steve Summers November 18, 2015
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015
New Mexico: Why 5,341 untested rape kits are a nationwide problem Digital Journal Megan Hamilton November 18, 2015
Federal funds help process hundreds of backlogged rape kits Lagniappe Jason Johnson November 18, 2015
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing NBC29.com November 17, 2015
FDLE chief: Backlog of rape test kits being resolved Herald-Tribune Lloyd Dunkelberger November 17, 2015
Police arrest east Tulsa serial-rape suspect Tulsa World Paighten Harkins November 17, 2015
African American 490 Challenge raising money to test rape kits Michigan Chronicle Kim Trent November 17, 2015
Buffalo man, who jumped out third-floor window at police station, charged with rape Syracuse.com Allie Healy November 16, 2015
New Mexico officials find more than 5,000 untested rape kits KRQE News 13 Associated Press November 16, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits KOAT 7 Albuquerque Sasha Lenninger November 15, 2015
The testing process: Not quite what you see on TV Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
NM's stunning 'rape kit' backlog Albuquerque Journal Mike Gallagher November 15, 2015
'Rape kit' evidence brought down 'Ether Man' Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits MSN.com November 15, 2015
Harmon won't let Edelen's rape kit issue die The Courier Journal Joseph Gerth November 14, 2015
BCA finds nearly 3,500 untested rape kits across MN Twin Cities Elizabeth Mohr November 13, 2015
Police charge man with third sexual assault in Glen Burnie Capital Gazette Tim Pratt November 13, 2015
After 20 years rape victim gets justice after kit test Fox 2 Detroit Hannah Saunders November 13, 2015
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015

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