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
Rape kit testing revealed more alleged rapists Memphis Sun Times Sam Stecklow March 19, 2015
Does This Mean All Those Old Rape Kits Will Finally Get Tested? New York Magazine Alex Ronan March 19, 2015
KY bill authorizes a study on backlogged rape kits WPSD Local Brianna Conner, Mike Spissinger March 18, 2015
Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in AZ Tuscon Sentinel Miranda Leo March 18, 2015
Biden Pledges $41 Million In Federal Funding for Rape Kit Backlog Refinery 29 Elizabeth Kiefer March 18, 2015
Almost half of 12,000 backlogged rape kits have been tested in Memphis, 35 suspects identified Daily Journal Associated Press March 18, 2015
The Government Is Finally Doing Something to End the Rape-Kit Backlog Mother Jones Jenna McLaughlin March 18, 2015
Appeals court upholds man's rape conviction, sends case back for resentencing Winston-Salem Journal Michael Hewlett March 17, 2015
VP Joins #ENDTHEBACKLOG Movement HLN Ajyra Cheatham March 17, 2015
Here's What's Being Done About the 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Blue Nation Review Jill Bond March 17, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog: Vice President Joe Biden Wants to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog With $41M Budget Proposal Latin Post Andre F. Puglie March 17, 2015
400,000 Rape Cases Have Not Been Solved, Because The Evidence Is Collecting Dust On The Shelves MTV Claire Biggs March 17, 2015
MPD: 20 Indicted In Rape Kit Investigation Attacked Multiple Victims My FOX Memphis Matt Gerlen March 17, 2015
Detroit Can't Afford To Process Thousands Of Rape Kits Refinery 29 Elizabeth Kiefer March 17, 2015
Joe Biden announces federal funding to end rape kit backlog Yahoo News Caitlin Dickson March 16, 2015
Joe Biden discusses initiative to resolve rape kit backlog MSNBC Joy Y. Wang March 16, 2015
FACT SHEET: Investments to Reduce the National Rape Kit Backlog and Combat Violence Against Women The White House Office of the Press Secretary March 16, 2015
8News Investigates: Vice President Biden speaks on rape kit backlog ABC 8 News Amaya Ray March 16, 2015
Vice president tours Maryland State Police lab WBALTV Lowell Melser March 16, 2015
Joe Biden backs $41 million fund to reduce rape kit testing backlog CBS News Reena Flores March 16, 2015
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Taboo topics: Sexual Assault Daily Nebraskan Erin Mansur March 16, 2015
New federal funding to help cut backlog in testing rape kits WBALTV Lowell Melser March 16, 2015
Biden calls rape kit testing 'absolute priority' The Baltimore Sun John Fritze March 16, 2015
Stow man sentenced to life in prison for rape of girl Adam Ferrise March 16, 2015


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