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
While some rape kits sat untested, suspects committed more assaults Chron Katherine Driessen February 23, 2015
Cleveland | Man found guilty in 1990s rape spree WKYC-TV WKYC Staff February 19, 2015
Memphis continues to whittle rape-kit backlog Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan February 17, 2015
Memphis Rape Kit Backlog Update Memphis Flyer Louis Goggans February 17, 2015
MPD Finds Untested Rape Kit from 1975 My FOX Memphis Les Smith February 17, 2015
$41 million may go to help get rid of rape kit backlog WUSA9 Debra Alfarone February 17, 2015
Cuyahoga County Rape Kit Force trying to keep pace with accelerated rape kit testing from BCI NewsNet5 ABC Kristin Volk February 17, 2015
Defense Attorney Questions Validity of DNA Evidence My FOX Memphis Darcy Thomas February 13, 2015
Rally held to raise awareness of violence against women & rape kit backlog WREG Memphis Wayne Carter February 13, 2015
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Norris Identifies State Funding for Rape Kits and DNA The Chattanoogan February 12, 2015
Accused Rapist Free On Bond After Victim Waits 15 Years For Arrest My FOX Memphis Les Smith February 12, 2015
Cities Confront Long-Neglected DNA Evidence in Rape Cases The Governing Alan Greenblatt February 11, 2015
Suspect in 2003 rape whose DNA matched kit slipped through NOPD's clutches New Orleans Advocate Benjamin Oreskes February 11, 2015
Suspect in 2003 N.O. rape arrested in Lake Charles New Orleans Advocate Benjamin Oreskes February 11, 2015
Memphis rape kit backlog yields another arrest Fox 6 WBRC Kontji Anthony February 11, 2015
Donations for rape kit investigations coming in, but more money still needed WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo February 11, 2015
Man arrested in Memphis in 15-year-old rape case Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan February 11, 2015
Putting justice to the test Real Change Rianna Hidalgo February 11, 2015
Memphis Applies For Share Of NY $35M Rape Kit Testing Funds My FOX Memphis Les Smith February 11, 2015
Arizona Senate Bill 1429 Arizona State Legislature Sen. Katie Hobbs February 10, 2015
Arizona Lawmakers Want Statewide Reporting on Untested Sexual Assault Kits Phoenix New Times Matthew Hendley February 10, 2015
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
Federal Scientists Are Helping Police Catch Up With Rape Forensics Inside Science Benjamin Plackett February 10, 2015
Facebook's Sandberg donates $25K for Detroit rape kits The Detroit News Jennifer Chambers February 10, 2015


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