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
Rape Kit DNA Tests Yield 1,000-Plus Matches CBS Cleveland Associated Press April 3, 2014
Serial rapist's victims talk about failures of investigation The Commercial Appeal Marc Perrusquia April 2, 2014
Attorney General Mike DeWine announces more than 1,000 DNA hits from rape kit initiative The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell April 2, 2014
Federal funding needed for rape kit reform The Hill Sarah Tofte and AC Wharton April 1, 2014
Ohio Senate Bill 316 Ohio General Assembly Senator Capri Cafaro April 1, 2014
Rape victims: Indiana is failing RTV 6 ABC Kara Kenney March 27, 2014
Second lawsuit filed over rape kit backlog The Memphis Daily News Bill Dries March 27, 2014
Memphis rape kit backlog triggers second lawsuit The Commercial Appeal Marc Perrusquia March 27, 2014
Being raped in a bankrupt city BuzzFeed Emily Orley March 27, 2014
Rape kit backlog light in central Indiana RTV 6 ABC Kara Kenney March 27, 2014
Bill to expedite rape kit processing passes Assembly committee News 10 ABC Capitol Television News Service March 25, 2014
California lawmakers pressuring law enforcement on rape kit backlog CBS13 Sacramento CBS13 March 25, 2014
Bill to end backlog of rape kit DNA testing passes Assembly committee CBS 5 San Francisco Jeffrey Schaub March 25, 2014
Backlog Backlash: City Hall’s response to untested rape kits sparks resentment, questions The Memphis Daily News Bill Dries March 22, 2014
Serial rapist could have been stopped years ago, says DA WMCTV 5 Justin Hanson March 21, 2014
Failure to test DNA let Cordova serial rapist continue attacks for decade The Commercial Appeal Marc Perrusquia March 21, 2014
Bill would require study of rape kit backlog in Louisiana NOLA.com Lauren McGaughy March 18, 2014
State Senate Approves Bill To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations For Rape Cases WREG Memphis Michele Reese March 13, 2014
Not all rape kits are processed for DNA in Hawaii Hawaii News Now Jim Mendoza March 12, 2014
Lawmakers Discuss How To Deal With Utah's Backlog Of Rape Kits Salt Lake City Weekly Eric S. Peterson March 5, 2014
Louisiana Senate Bill 296 Louisiana State Legislature Senator J.P. Morrell February 27, 2014
State program analyzes untested rape kits Canton Rep Ed Balint February 26, 2014
400,000 untested rape kits nationwide; Strict rape kit procedure leaves little room for error in Western Mass sexual assault cases WWLP 22 Georgie Godfrey February 26, 2014
Quisi Bryan trial raises questions about how to balance justice, public safety and victims' rights in rape cases The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell February 26, 2014
State Bills Would Tackle Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Associated Press Lucas L. Johnson II February 23, 2014

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