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
DNA evidence could clear Oskaloosa man Floyd Bledsoe of murder charge Tuesday The Topeka Capital-Journal Justin Wingerter December 7, 2015
Brochure about Detroit's untested rape kits wins best of show at annual ad awards Detroit Metro Times Lee DeVito December 7, 2015
Police: 1,500 sexual assault kits need testing? Meh. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano December 7, 2015
GOP calls for expanding DNA sampling for violent crimes Delaware Public Media Eli Chen December 5, 2015
DNA match brings new charges in decades-old child rape case NBC Montana Associated Press December 4, 2015
DNA match brings new charges in decades-old Billings case TribTown.com The Associated Press December 4, 2015
DNA database leads to arrest of Decatur man on rape charge Decatur Daily Keith Clines December 4, 2015
Sheriff: DNA links Ennis to sexual assault KXLY Jeff Humphrey December 3, 2015
DNA match brings new charges in child-rape case that resulted in wrongful conviction Helena Independent Record Jayme Fraser and Holly Michels December 3, 2015
Combatting sexual assault starts with not blaming the victim Poughkeepsie Journal Jen Herman and Kathleen Murphy December 3, 2015
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Ohio AG updates sexual assault kit testing initiative My Daily Tribune December 3, 2015
DNA evidence leads to arrest in home invasion, rape case in Decatur WHNT Drew Galloway December 2, 2015
Bureaucratic wrangling stalls testing of Grady rape kits Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano December 2, 2015
Editorial: Clear NM rape kit backlog Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board December 2, 2015
Suspect in EMT attacks to face more charges, including torture FOX 2 Detroit December 1, 2015
Bill to require rape kits to be tested clears first committee Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace December 1, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog KOAT 7 Albuquerque Lida Alikhani December 1, 2015
New Mexico faces backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera America December 1, 2015
Legislation would set 30-day deadline on rape kit testing WINK News Katie Cribbs December 1, 2015
Enough SAID recharges a dormant hunt for justice The Detroit News Laura Berman November 30, 2015
New Mexico Lawmakers Address Backlog of Untested Rape Kits ABC News Mary Hudetz November 30, 2015
State official: At least $1.7M needed to process untested rape kits Santa Fe New Maxican Uriel J. Garcia November 30, 2015
More money, resources need for rape kit backlog NM Political Report Andy Lyman November 30, 2015
Sexual assault kits in Canyon County: the full story Idaho Press Craig Kingsbury November 29, 2015

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