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
No More Dillydallying: Pay the Money, Test the Rape Kits Sunshine State News Nancy Smith January 21, 2016
In Plaquemine nursing home, police find suspect in Jefferson rape and murder 31 years ago NOLA.com Jonathan Bullington January 20, 2016
Gov. Ducey sets $500k aside to test hundreds of rape kits ABC 15 Arizona Melissa Blasius January 20, 2016
Justice Denied (Again) Folio Weekly Claire Goforth January 20, 2016
Farley-Bouvier Pushing to Aid Rape Victims iBerkshires Andy McKeever January 20, 2016
Victim testifies in sexual assault trial La Crosse Tribune Anne Jungen January 20, 2016
Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Slowly Starts to Diminish Good 4 Utah Glen Beeby January 20, 2016
Baton Rouge Police: DNA evidence links pair to 1995 rape; woman given choice to be raped 'or die' The Advocate Bryn Stole January 20, 2016
Proposed tax on Wash. strip clubs would fund testing of rape kits KIRO 7 January 19, 2016
State crime lab makes headway in testing thousands of Code-R kits statewide FOX 13 SLC Tiffany DeMasters January 19, 2016
How strip clubs could aid Washington's rape kit dilemma MY Northwest Eric Mandel January 19, 2016
Knoxville Man Charged in 2008 Sexual Assault KNIA KRLS Dr. Bob Leonard and Andrew Schneider January 19, 2016
Untested Grady Memorial Hospital rape kits slated for DNA analysis Atlanta Journal Constitution Willoughby Mariano January 19, 2016
Expedite Florida's rape-kit testing Miami Herald Loren Elliot January 19, 2016
Proposed strip club tax would fund rape kit testing KING 5 Linda Byron January 18, 2016
Sheriff: DNA Match Links Convicted Sex Offender to 2008 Rape Case WHO TV January 18, 2016
New Science-Based Brochure Provides Practical Guidance for Notifying Victims of Sex Assault After their Kit is Tested PR Newswire January 18, 2016
What's Being Done To Address The Country's Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits NPR NPR Staff January 17, 2016
Also up on Beacon Hill The Sun Chronicle January 17, 2016
POINT OF VIEW Push for bills to aid in sexual assault investigations My Palm Beach Post January 16, 2016
Editorial: Address disgraceful, disrespectful rape kit backlog My Palm Beach Post January 16, 2016
Oregon prosecutors could file rape charges indefinitely after crime if corroborating evidence arises, under proposed bill OregonLive.com Maxine Bernstein January 15, 2016
DNA leads to arrest of Slidell man in 2009 Metairie rape: JPSO NOLA.com Michelle Hunter January 15, 2016
DNA clears Arizona man of 1983 murder SF Bay Daniel Montes January 15, 2016
It's Not a Backlog, It's a Lack of Concern for Rape Victims Counter Punch Laura Finley January 15, 2016

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