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
Federal funds target national, state backlogs for testing rape kits Cronkite News Miranda Leo March 16, 2015
VP Biden Visits Baltimore County, Wants To Reduce Untested Rape Kits CBS Baltimore Rick Ritter March 16, 2015
VP Biden Announces $41M To Help With Rape Kit Testing My FOX Memphis March 16, 2015
Man puts 'crazy' case behind him; rape charges dropped after he spent 7 months in jail Times Free Press Claire Wiseman March 15, 2015
Readers Reach: How to make progress on the rape kit backlog Los Angeles Times Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) March 14, 2015
Courts struggle with fairness -- to victims and defendants -- in old rape kit cases Rachel Dissell March 13, 2015
'Not in this town' - A look at the fight to test Detroit's rape kits Metro Times Lauren Madison March 13, 2015
State auditor launching investigation into rape kit backlog WKYT Kristen Kennedy March 13, 2015
DC police admit botching 11-year-old girl's rape case, arresting her instead of her attackers Raw Story Tom Boggioni March 13, 2015
West Side 'Bicycle Rapist' indicted for serial attacks WKYC-TV WKYC Staff March 13, 2015
Department of Justice Releases Solicitations for New Rape Kit Reform Initiative WRIC-TV Emily Satchell March 12, 2015
Why rape kits go untested The Daily Beacon Liv McConnell March 12, 2015
Cox to help create sexual assault kit test guidelines March 12, 2015
Opinion: Should universities be investigating sexual assault cases? The Daily Beacon Nickie Hackenbrack March 12, 2015
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is Tackling Detroit's Many Unsolved Rape Cases Madame Noire March 12, 2015
More local rape kits submitted for testing Sentinel Tribune Peter Kuebeck March 12, 2015
US rape test backlog down to mindset, not just money New Scientist Jessica Hamzelou March 12, 2015
Legislation calls for audit of Alaska crime lab's untested rape kits Alaska Dispatch News Jerzy Shedlock March 11, 2015
Memphis police ID suspects while clearing rape kit backlog Al Jazeera America Associated Press March 10, 2015
Victims deserve better than nationwide rape kit backlog Los Angeles Times Editorial Board March 10, 2015
Two Cleveland men wanted by Cuyahoga County Sheriff on rape charges Patrick Cooley March 10, 2015
Cohen - Championed Rape Kit Backlog Reduction Grants Now Available Congressman Steve Cohen March 10, 2015
Sexual Assault Victims Meeting My FOX Memphis 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


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