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
Serial rapist caught after sexual assault kits finally tested sentenced to more than 100 years in prison The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell August 27, 2014
Rape kit lawsuit moves from federal to state court WMC-TV Kontji Anthony August 26, 2014
Rape Kit Backlog Prompts Court Fight on Two Fronts The Daily News- Memphis Bill Dries August 26, 2014
California lawmakers pass measure requiring testing of rape kits Reuters Jennifer Chaussee August 22, 2014
Davis Calls for an End to Statute of Limitations for Rape The Austin Chronicle Mary Tuma August 22, 2014
New federal initiative will start testing nationwide backlog of rape kits The Denver Channel Keli Rabon August 21, 2014
Sex Crimes Unit Completes ‘Eye-Opening’ Training The Daily News- Memphis Bill Dries August 21, 2014
Judge allows new DNA testing in 1996 Putnam rape case The Charleston Gazette Ryan Quinn August 20, 2014
MPD Push on Rape Kit Backlog Yields Indictments Memphis Flyer Toby Sells August 20, 2014
Salt Lake Police Chief disagrees with city proposal to solve rape kits backlog Good4Utah.com Brian Carlson August 19, 2014
Memphis increases investigators on sexual assault kit backlog Daniel Connolly Memphis Commercial Appeal August 19, 2014
DNA evidence prompts new trial for Michigan man convicted in 1996 killing, rape MLive Angie Jackson August 18, 2014
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
Justice for Rape Victims The New York Times Carolyn B. Maloney August 17, 2014
CBS4 Exclusive: Nearly 30-Year-Old Rape Case Solved CBS Miami Carey Codd August 15, 2014
Hundreds of Rape Kits Still Unprocessed In Central Texas KEYE-TV Rachel Kent August 13, 2014
Efforts to get more untested rape kits to the lab are moving forward in Utah Good4Utah.com Glen Mills August 13, 2014
Alameda County working with FBI to analyze untested rape kits Daily Californian Madeleine Pauker August 13, 2014
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster CBS SF Bay Area Dave Pandilla August 12, 2014
McConnell, rape victims' advocate urge bill to reduce rape-kit backlog WLKY Mark Vanderhoff August 12, 2014
$41 million to help reduce rape kit backlog SF Gate Henry K. Lee August 12, 2014
Congressman Honda and District Attorney O'Malley to Update Status of Rape Kit Backlog Congressman Mike Honda Website Mike Honda August 12, 2014
Serial sex offender tied to 1993 rape through DNA testing sentenced to up to 25 years in prison The Plain Dealer Karen Farkas August 11, 2014

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