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
Police agencies flood state crime lab with 'rape kits' Online Athens Lauren McDonald and Walter Jones July 26, 2015
The backstory behind the backlog of rape kits at the Tuscon Police Department News 4 Tuscon Domenica Fuller July 25, 2015
Editorial: State should mandate rape kit testing Argus Leader Editorial Board July 25, 2015
Eliminate statute of limitation on rape Pal-Item July 25, 2015
PCSO Letters Contradict FDLE Claims on Untested Rape Kits The Ledger Clifford Parody July 25, 2015
Editorial: No good reason for rape kits to pile up untested Des Moines Register Editorial Board July 25, 2015
Governor McAuliffe wants clearer guidelines for rape kit testing WDBJ 7 Nadine Maeser July 25, 2015
Thousands of rape kit left untested despite federal pledge, critics blame DOJ FOX News Barnini Chakraborty July 24, 2015
East Village Rapist Sentenced to 16 years after DNA Databank Returns a Cold Hit Village Voice Nick Lucchesi July 24, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces he's forming group to evaluate state's rape kit inventory ABC 8 News Kerri O'Brien July 23, 2015
State Attorney candidate calls for rape kit testing First Coast News Clark Fouraker July 23, 2015
Governor calls for group to examine rape kit analysis guidelines WSLS 10 Ron Martin July 23, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits sit untested inside JSO building CBS 47 Jenna Bourne July 23, 2015
Justice Dept. insists it has no appropriation for rape-kit testing Washington Examiner Elizabeth Potter July 23, 2015
Rape kit testing concerns continue to be raised as some progress develops Dan Scanlan July 23, 2015
Officials: No backlog for Salisbury, Wicomico rape kits Delmarva Now Vanessa Junkin July 23, 2015
Candidate wants backlog of rape kits to be tested News 4 Jax Tarik Minor July 23, 2015
DNA match leads cops to suspect in 1983 Plantation rape case Sun Sentinel Mike Clary July 23, 2015
Why Thousands Of Rape Kits Are Going Untested NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook July 23, 2015
Monmouth and Ocean cops: no backlog in rape kit testing Kathleen Hopkins July 23, 2015
Suspect in Mosquito Lake sexual assault in custody in Anchorage Alaska Dispatch News Jerzy Shedlock July 23, 2015
DNA matches also backlogged in state WWLTV Katie Moore July 23, 2015
Statewide rape kit backlog addressed FOX CT Jim McKeever July 23, 2015
Victim support groups call for rape kit testing protocol Emilie Arroyo July 23, 2015
Hundreds of DNA rape kits on backlog at State Police Crime Lab WVVA Annie Moore July 22, 2015


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