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
Why Thousands Of Rape Kits Are Going Untested NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook July 23, 2015
Monmouth and Ocean cops: no backlog in rape kit testing Kathleen Hopkins July 23, 2015
Suspect in Mosquito Lake sexual assault in custody in Anchorage Alaska Dispatch News Jerzy Shedlock July 23, 2015
DNA matches also backlogged in state WWLTV Katie Moore July 23, 2015
Statewide rape kit backlog addressed FOX CT Jim McKeever July 23, 2015
Victim support groups call for rape kit testing protocol Emilie Arroyo July 23, 2015
Hundreds of DNA rape kits on backlog at State Police Crime Lab WVVA Annie Moore July 22, 2015
C-T view: No excuse for rape kit backlog Citizen-Times Asheville July 22, 2015
Gov. Malloy Signs Law Improving Processing of Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases Governor Dannel P. Malloy July 22, 2015
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
Rape test kits going untested in Shreve-Bossier Shreveport Times Zach Beaird July 22, 2015
Maricopa County attorney requests federal grants to test sex assault kits KTAR Bob McClay July 22, 2015
No backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits in Duluth WDAZ 8 WDIO TV July 22, 2015
Justice denied: Evidence from rapes should be analyzed quickly Post-Gazette Editorial Board July 22, 2015
Edelen stops in Ashland as part of statewide tour Independent Online Mark Maynard July 22, 2015
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 22, 2015
Rape Victim Prepared To Face Her Attacker 20 Years Later 10 TV Glenn McEntyre July 21, 2015
Convicted sex offender charged with sexual assault of 6-year-old in Stickney Chicago Sun-Times Sun-Times Wire July 21, 2015
Evidence from 70,000 rape kits is sitting untested in police departments across the US...and hundreds of thousands more victims could be waiting for answers hidden in neglected packs Daily Mail Julian Robinson July 21, 2015
More than 100 indictments sought from sexual assault kit testing My FOX Memphis July 21, 2015
Over 70,000 US rape kits haven't been tested AOL July 21, 2015
Editorial: All rape kits should be tested Greenville Online July 21, 2015
Sen. McConnell supports push to expedite rape kits WHAS 11 Staff WHAS 11 Staff July 21, 2015
Man sentenced in sexual assault of 91-year-old Tempe woman 12 News Associated Press July 21, 2015
State Rep. Adkins calls for sex assault kit-testing mandate First Coast News Clark Fouraker July 21, 2015


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