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
Sexual assault victim advocate says state lab is a model Washington Times Jennifer McDermott October 25, 2015
Taos Police Dept. tallies 15 untested 'rape kits' The Taos News Andrew Oxford October 25, 2015
Detroit man convicted in 3 kidnapping, sexual assault cases sentenced to 121 years in prison Click On Detroit October 23, 2015
DNA Helps Identify Suspect in 1986 Killing Matt Hamilton October 23, 2015
Woman's story helps reshape state's rape laws CLTV WGN Web Desk October 23, 2015
McCabe named to sexual assault forensic task force Daily Sun Times October 22, 2015
Maxed out: Racine man gets 20 years for 2002 rape The Journal Times Kristen Zambo October 22, 2015
Man found guilty in 1979 slaying of Gary woman NWI Elvia Malagon October 22, 2015
Arkansas Pushing To Test All Untested Rape Kits Arkansas Matters Stephanie Sharp October 22, 2015
Untested 'rape kits' headed to lab thanks to grant funding News Source 16 News Staff October 22, 2015
Grant funds lab work on backlog of rape evidence in Oregon KVAL Kelly Andersen and News Staff October 21, 2015
Fayetteville police win grant to process old rape kits Fay Observer October 21, 2015
Summit Addresses Rape Kit Backlog Local Memphis Brad Broders October 21, 2015
Officials work to complete backlog of rape kit processing News 3 LV Sandra Gonzalez October 20, 2015
Rape Kit Summit Wraps Memphis Flyer Toby Sells October 20, 2015
Memphis Now a Leader in Rape Kit Testing, Norris Says Tennessee Bar Association Barry Kolar October 20, 2015
New Rape Kit Test Method To Take More Criminals Off The Street Nasdaq RTT News October 20, 2015
New Tech Partnership Aims for Faster Rape Kit Processing Market Watch October 20, 2015
Local, national leaders gather to tackle rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 WMC Action News 5 Staff October 20, 2015
Memphis' assault kit summit draws praise, critics Commercial Appeal Ryan Poe October 20, 2015
Michigan defeats MSU - in rape kit funding competition Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley October 19, 2015
Sen. Norris: Memphis now model for assault kit handling Commercial Appeal Ryan Poe October 19, 2015
Rape victim says wait for justice added to her misery Houston Chronicle Lisa Falkenberg October 17, 2015
Elkhart County jury finds repeat sex offender guilty in connection with 2012 rape The Elkhart Truth Ann Elise Taylor October 17, 2015
Lack of compassion for rape victims is startling Sun Sentinel October 17, 2015


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