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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Years delayed, Detroit starts testing rape kits for evidence NPR WlRN Florida Editorial Staff December 29, 2012
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Wrestler Mick Foley hits the hill for rape kit legislation Talking Points Memo Megan Carpentier November 9, 2010
Worthy says everyone should be worried about untested Detroit rape kits The Macomb Daily Jameson Cook May 15, 2014
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 7, 2011
Work to end the rape kit backlog The Tampa Tribune Sarah Tofte August 30, 2013
Work For Rape Victims Moves Forward KCSG Elizabeth Roberts April 17, 2014
Women's organization called on to help address the issue of rape WREG Memphis April Thompson March 9, 2015
Women Deserve Better Than A Backlog of Over 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Ximena Ramirez March 1, 2015
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
Woman's lawsuit claims Harvey failed to test rape kit Chicago Tribune Dawn Rhodes March 22, 2012
With new law, Ohio continues trend toward national leadership on rape kit testing The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell December 19, 2014
Why Won't Washington Work: Funding to fix backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits stuck in Congress CNN Jake Tapper December 11, 2014
Why rapists have a 76 percent chance of getting away with the crime The Birmingham News Sarah Tofte August 25, 2013
Why rape kits go untested The Daily Beacon Liv McConnell March 12, 2015
Why did rape kits sit for so long untested? Marietta Times December 11, 2014
Why Are These Rapes Still Unsolved? The Daily Beast Linda Fairstein September 28, 2010
While some rape kits sat untested, suspects committed more assaults Chron Katherine Driessen February 23, 2015
When will the New Orleans Police Department make solving rapes a priority?: Editorial The Picayune Times The Editorial Board December 20, 2014
When Time Is of the Essence: A Review of Collection, Transport, Handling and Analysis of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits and Toxicology Kits in Massachusetts Massachusetts Senate The Massachusetts Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight October 22, 2013
When is a kit not a kit? Best of New Orleans Alex Woodward December 29, 2014
What Is A Rape Kit? TestTube Julia Wilde January 16, 2015


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