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
Biden to visit Baltimore to promote rape kit funding The Baltimore Sun Matthew Hay Brown March 9, 2015
Women's organization called on to help address the issue of rape WREG Memphis April Thompson March 9, 2015
Police identify 25 rape suspects after thousands of forgotten evidence kits - some dating back to 1970s - are tested in Memphis Daily Mail Jennifer Newton March 9, 2015
Memphis Police: Backlogged Rape Kits Tested, Suspects ID'd Associated Press Adrian Sainz March 9, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden coming to Baltimore to talk about untested rape kits ABC 2 News WMAR Staff March 9, 2015
Rubén Rosario: Number of untested rape kits? No one knows Pioneer Press Rubén Rosario March 7, 2015
Tests of rape kits could have halted future attacks Houston Chronicle Katherine Driessen and Mike Morris March 7, 2015
Rape Victims Tell Colorado Lawmakers To Pass The 'Anonymous' Bill CBS Denver March 7, 2015
Exposing the rape problem Boston Globe Brooke Jackson-Glidden March 7, 2015
Appeals court vacates rape convictions of two men in first jury trial victory based on testing of decades old rape kits Rachel Dissell March 6, 2015
Untested DNA evidence leaves rape victims and communities vulnerable: Editorial Editorial Board March 6, 2015
A third of Louisiana 1,333 untested rape kits at least 5 years old Jonathan Bullington March 5, 2015
OH Attorney General: 6,577 rape kits tested, 259 indicted in Cuyahoga County 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team March 5, 2015
Mariska Hargitay: How Olivia Benson Inspired Me to Help Survivors of Abuse People Magazine Barbara Kimbely Seigel March 5, 2015
Backlog of untested rape kits affects cases throughout the state Justin Madden March 2, 2015
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits March 2, 2015
House passes bill for rape kit testing The News Tribune Lavendrick Smith March 2, 2015
Time delays for processing rape evidence are not a problem in Pennsylvania, district attorneys say Penn Live Christian Alexandersen March 2, 2015
Man indicted for 1987 child rape Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan March 2, 2015
Kansas Citian in prison for one 1987 rape charged in second case from the same year Kansas City Star Glenn E. Rice March 2, 2015
DNA hit puts another rapist in prison, this time in 1998 Holyoke case Mass Live Buffy Spencer March 2, 2015
Washington lawmaker tries to tackle thousands of untested rape kits in state Bellingam Herald Samantha Wohlfeil March 1, 2015
Prosecutor: Testing evidence kits can lead to finding repeat rapists Bellingam Herald Samantha Wohlfeil March 1, 2015
Women Deserve Better Than A Backlog of Over 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Ximena Ramirez March 1, 2015
The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Action Research Project (ARP), Final Report U.S. Department of Justice Dr. Rebecca Campbell March 1, 2015


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