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
Fort Worth hopes to win grant to help overcome rape kit backlog WFAA 8 (ABC) Jim Douglas July 16, 2013
To catch a rapist: the true saga of an evidence backlog The Santa Barbara Independent Susan Rose July 11, 2013
Phoenix police to test more rape kits after ABC15 Investigation ABC15 Lauren Gilger June 18, 2013
Hank investigates: shocking backlog in DNA testing of rape kits WHDH NBC Hank Phillippi Ryan June 11, 2013
Wayne County must put safety of its communities first: Sarah Tofte Detroit Free Press Sarah Tofte June 6, 2013
Michigan House approves budget bill aimed at reducing backlog of untested rape kits in Detroit Mlive.com Tim Martin June 6, 2013
Rape kit testing bill introduced after CALL7 investigation signed by Gov. Hickenlooper Wednesday ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon, Arthur Kane June 6, 2013
McNulty's measure to eliminate rape kit backlog signed into law Colorado House GOP Rep. Frank McNulty June 5, 2013
Michigan to use $4M to clear Wayne County Rape Kits The Detroit News Chad Livengood June 5, 2013
More than 10,000 forgotten Detroit rape kits to be tested NBC News Matthew DeLuca June 5, 2013
$4 million to help Wayne County deal with backlog in testing rape kits Michigan Radio Rick Pluta June 5, 2013
More work needed to eliminate the backlog of rape kits The Huffington Post Mariska Hargitay, Kym Worthy June 3, 2013
Keeping them honest: rape kits go untested for decades Anderson Cooper 360 Randi Kaye May 28, 2013
Outrage over nationwide rape kit backlog Anderson Cooper 360 Wolf Blitzer May 28, 2013
Julie Weil takes her story to lawmakers asking for funds to test backlogged rape kits NBC5 WPTV Shannon Cake May 21, 2013
New laws aim to speed up processing of rape evidence CBS2 Denver May 16, 2013
I- Team finds untested kits in the Bay Area ABC7 San Fran Dan Noyes May 13, 2013
400,000 untested rape kits- nonprofits take the issue on NonProfit Quarterly Ruth McCambridge May 2, 2013
S.8222: Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013 United States Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy (Sponsor) April 25, 2013
Editorial: Eliminate backlog of untested rape kits in Cook County Chicago-Sun Times Editorial Staff April 4, 2013
Alameda County gets $500,000 to reduce rape kit backlog Contra Costa Times Paul T. Rosynsky March 28, 2013
Alameda County receives grant to reduce rape kit backlog CBS2 San Fran March 27, 2013
Overdue help on rape kit backlog MySanAntonio.com Editorial Staff March 18, 2013
First indictment out of statewide rape comes 1 day too late for 20-year statute of limitations The Cleveland Plain Dealer Leila Atassi March 15, 2013
1st Indictment filed after increased rape kit testing Fox8 Cleveland Darcie Loreno March 15, 2013

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