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
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
Senate passes bill to address rape kit backlog The Hill Ramsey Cox September 18, 2014
Pennsylvania House Bill 2489 Pennsylvania Legislature Rep. Brendan F. Boyle September 17, 2014
SFPD working to end rape kit backlog, but several thousand will never be tested San Francisco Examiner Jonathan Owen Lamb September 17, 2014
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Memphis Rape Kit Backlog Sees A Growing Number of Unresolved Cases Huffington Post Canada September 16, 2014
Memphis police discover 200 unprocessed rape kits adding to backlog The Guardian Jessica Glenza September 16, 2014
More Untested Rape Kits Found Memphis Flyer Toby Sells September 16, 2014
Memphis officials find 200 rape kits in storage facility The Tennessean Associated Press September 16, 2014
Salt Lake City Council to weigh mandatory rape-kit testing Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart September 16, 2014
Truck driver charged in 2008 Kalamazoo rape case linked to sexual assaults in 3 other states Kalamazoo Gazette Aaron Mueller September 15, 2014
Rape Kit Is Tested 14 Years Later, Leads to Arrest Of Former Police Officer Opposing Views Lisa Fogarty September 14, 2014
This is Why Rape Kits Must Be Tested Dispatches from the Culture Wars Ed Brayton September 13, 2014
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
14-Year-Old Rape Kit Implicates Ex-Cop Now Working At Children’s Home (VIDEO) Addicting Info Shannon Barber September 11, 2014
State crime labs testing 'Jane Doe' rape kits collected from anonymous hospital patients The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 11, 2014
Tested after 14 years, rape kit incriminates ex-Memphis cop who now works at kids home The Raw Story David Edwards September 11, 2014
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Sexual assault kit testing initiative exceeds goal Fairborn Daily Herald September 6, 2014
Mike DeWine's rape kit testing efforts praised by Democrat Timothy McGinty, panned by challenger David Pepper The Plain Dealer Jeremy Plezer September 4, 2014
Hundreds of rape kits remain untested in East Tennessee Local 8 News Melissa Lee September 3, 2014
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Haze' looks at the limbo of waiting for rape kit to be tested San Francisco Chronicle Jessica Zack September 3, 2014
Thousands of Tennessee rape kits untested USA Today Brian Haas September 2, 2014


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