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
Coakley: Rape survivors need their own bill of rights Boston Herald Martha Coakley January 13, 2016
Governor Ducey creates task force to test unprocessed rape kits News 4 Tucson Domenica Fuller January 13, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tackles untested rape kit backlog ABC 15 Arizona Melissa Blasius January 13, 2016
Man sentenced in sexual assault, murder of girl, 11 Detroit Free Press Associated Press January 12, 2016
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Responds to Governor Ducey's Executive Order Regarding Untested Rape Kits Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence January 12, 2016
Gov. Doug Ducey rolls out two executive orders in State of the State KTAR January 11, 2016
Bill Sets Deadlines for Kentucky Rape Kit Testing, Increases Funding 88.9 WEKU Ryland Barton January 11, 2016
Best way to help rape victims? Test every rape kit Sacramento Bee The Editorial Board January 10, 2016
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Testing unprocessed sexual assault kits remains a top priority Sun Sentinel Pam Bondi January 9, 2016
Editorial: Clear Florida backlog of rape kits Tampa Bay Times The Editorial Board January 8, 2016
How fines to N.Y. banks will pay to test Miami's old rape kits Miami Herald David Smiley January 8, 2016
Letter: Test all rape kits The Ledger Robert Doyle January 8, 2016
Thumb down: Report confirms thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Florida TC Palm The Editorial Board January 8, 2016
Local man sentenced to 40 years in prison for 2 burglaries, sexual assault Washington Post Keith L. Alexander and Victoria St. Martin January 8, 2016
Investigation: Why many rape kits aren't tested News 4 JAX Scott Johnson January 8, 2016
Rape Victim Sues SFPD, Alleges Police Told Her To Go On "Date" With Rapist, Never Tested Kit SF Weekly Doug Brown and Chris Robert January 8, 2016
2 arrested for 2008 sex assault after rape kits tested WFAA 8 ABC January 7, 2016
Kentucky bill would speed collection, testing of rape kits WDRB.com Lawrence Smith January 7, 2016
New Mexico Police Have Massive Rape Kit Backlog, Audit Finds RH Reality Check Nicole Knight Shine January 7, 2016
Woman sues S.F. for failing to investigate her 2010 rape and never testing rape kit SF Examiner Jonah Owen Lamb January 7, 2016
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
DNA Clears Suspect in Rape of Minneapolis Teen ABC 5 Eyewitness News Beth McDonough January 7, 2016
New Mexico Audit Finds 5,411 Untested Rape Kits Public News Service Mark Richardson January 7, 2016
Sheriff's Office plans to catch up on backlog of untested evidence in rape cases Sun Sentinel Andy Reid January 6, 2016

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