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
State must get caught up on rape kits Las Cruces Sun-News December 10, 2015
New $1 million rape evidence storage facility complete Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland December 10, 2015
Door opened to new sexual assault kit storage facility WBRC Fox 6 News Felicia Bolton December 9, 2015
City Leaders Unveil New Rape Kit Storage Facility Local Memphis December 9, 2015
City Unveils New Rape Kit Storage Facility Memphis Flyer Bianca Phillips December 9, 2015
Memphis sexual assault evidence storage facility complete WBRC Fox 6 News Kontiji Anthony and Felicia Bolton December 9, 2015
Police address untested rape kits SC Times December 8, 2015
Agencies say they're following law with untested rape kits Star Tribune Shannon Prather and Karen Zamora December 8, 2015
Agencies with most untested rape kits defend practices WEAU.com December 8, 2015
Low numbers for untested rape kits in Mississippi WJTV 12 Malary Pullen December 7, 2015
DNA evidence could clear Oskaloosa man Floyd Bledsoe of murder charge Tuesday The Topeka Capital-Journal Justin Wingerter December 7, 2015
Brochure about Detroit's untested rape kits wins best of show at annual ad awards Detroit Metro Times Lee DeVito December 7, 2015
Police: 1,500 sexual assault kits need testing? Meh. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano December 7, 2015
GOP calls for expanding DNA sampling for violent crimes Delaware Public Media Eli Chen December 5, 2015
DNA match brings new charges in decades-old child rape case NBC Montana Associated Press December 4, 2015
DNA match brings new charges in decades-old Billings case TribTown.com The Associated Press December 4, 2015
DNA database leads to arrest of Decatur man on rape charge Decatur Daily Keith Clines December 4, 2015
Sheriff: DNA links Ennis to sexual assault KXLY Jeff Humphrey December 4, 2015
DNA match brings new charges in child-rape case that resulted in wrongful conviction Helena Independent Record Jayme Fraser and Holly Michels December 4, 2015
Combatting sexual assault starts with not blaming the victim Poughkeepsie Journal Jen Herman and Kathleen Murphy December 3, 2015
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Ohio AG updates sexual assault kit testing initiative My Daily Tribune December 3, 2015
DNA evidence leads to arrest in home invasion, rape case in Decatur WHNT Drew Galloway December 3, 2015
Bureaucratic wrangling stalls testing of Grady rape kits Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano December 2, 2015
Editorial: Clear NM rape kit backlog Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board December 2, 2015

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