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
More Untested Rape Kits Found Memphis Flyer Toby Sells September 16, 2014
Memphis police discover 200 unprocessed rape kits adding to backlog The Guardian Jessica Glenza September 16, 2014
Memphis Rape Kit Backlog Sees A Growing Number of Unresolved Cases Huffington Post Canada September 16, 2014
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Truck driver charged in 2008 Kalamazoo rape case linked to sexual assaults in 3 other states Kalamazoo Gazette Aaron Mueller September 15, 2014
Rape Kit Is Tested 14 Years Later, Leads to Arrest Of Former Police Officer Opposing Views Lisa Fogarty September 14, 2014
This is Why Rape Kits Must Be Tested Dispatches from the Culture Wars Ed Brayton September 13, 2014
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
14-Year-Old Rape Kit Implicates Ex-Cop Now Working At Children’s Home (VIDEO) Addicting Info Shannon Barber September 11, 2014
State crime labs testing 'Jane Doe' rape kits collected from anonymous hospital patients The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 11, 2014
Tested after 14 years, rape kit incriminates ex-Memphis cop who now works at kids home The Raw Story David Edwards September 11, 2014
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Sexual assault kit testing initiative exceeds goal Fairborn Daily Herald September 6, 2014
Mike DeWine's rape kit testing efforts praised by Democrat Timothy McGinty, panned by challenger David Pepper The Plain Dealer Jeremy Plezer September 4, 2014
Hundreds of rape kits remain untested in East Tennessee Local 8 News Melissa Lee September 3, 2014
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Haze' looks at the limbo of waiting for rape kit to be tested San Francisco Chronicle Jessica Zack September 3, 2014
Thousands of Tennessee rape kits untested USA Today Brian Haas September 2, 2014
There are more than 9,000 untested rape kits in Tennessee The Washington Post Abby Ohlheiser September 2, 2014
Man guilty of raping and hogtying woman who’d been asleep in her bed Norwalk Reflector Jennifer Feehan September 2, 2014
Rape kit exams not available on area campuses The Baltimore Sun Danae King September 1, 2014
Republicans making it harder to catch rapists admin25 August 31, 2014
Cleveland Heights man Robert Green sentenced to up to 135 years for 7 rapes NewsNet5 Associated Press August 28, 2014
11 Ways to Solve Rape Better than Nail Polish Mic Elizabeth Plank August 28, 2014


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