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
New sex assault task force to help victims in Johnson City WCYB Olivia Caridi August 3, 2015
Dialog with Women Matter leads Johnson City police to start sexual assault task force Johnson City Press Becky Campbell August 3, 2015
Indiana Opinion: Not testing rape kits is a failure of justice South Bend Tribune Indianapolis Star August 3, 2015
Law enforcement agencies tally untested rape kits Post Bulletin Associated Press August 3, 2015
Memphis to Host Summit on Sexual Assault Kits Memphis Daily News Bill Dries August 3, 2015
Sex assault task force created in Johnson City Washington Times Associated Press August 3, 2015
Agencies To Count Untested Rape Kits KVRR Bianca Buono August 2, 2015
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
Minnesota law enforcement agencies tally untested rape kits SF Gate August 2, 2015
Bay area joins movement to process critical rape evidence Tampa Tribune Elizabeth Behrman August 2, 2015
With new law, Minnesota starts to tally untested rape kits FOX News Associated Press August 2, 2015
Editorial: Rape kits need more attention Ithaca Journal Editorial Board August 1, 2015
Extension of statute of limitations on rape prosecutions good, elimination would be better: editorial Cleveland.com Editorial Board August 1, 2015
Grady Hospital rape kits to sit on GBI shelves CBS 46 La-Keya Stinchcomb July 31, 2015
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015
Report: Thousands of rape kits untested The Sentinel Joseph Luiz July 31, 2015
Untested rape kits to be released to police KMOV St. Louis Wesley Goheen July 31, 2015
New law calls on Minnesota cops to account for untested rape kits MPR News Riham Feshir July 31, 2015
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 31, 2015
Amherst man convicted in rape case The News & Advance Justin Faulconer July 31, 2015
Suspect convicted of 1999 sexual assault Journal Gazette Rebecca S. Green July 30, 2015
Charlotte man charged with 2011 rape of Winthrop student WBTV Michael Clark July 30, 2015
Advocates Praise Passage of Law To Speed Transfer of Rape Kits CT News Junkie Christine Stuart July 30, 2015
Grady releasing 1,000 rape kits withheld from law enforcement Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano July 30, 2015
Man arrested in 15-year-old Memphis rape case Commercial Appeal Yolanda Jones July 30, 2015

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