untested rape kits
The Democratic presidential hopeful announced a far-reaching plan on Thursday to examine the hundreds of thousands of rape kits that remain untested.
It’s estimated that another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits still await testing.
Maybe the effort will push them to take action.
"You guys are taking the Marie Kondo method a little too far."
Michigan has no statute of limitations for filing first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. A consistent supporter of
A piece in the Washington Post highlights the growing backlog of untested rape test kits that are sitting in police storage units while rapists run free and victims suffer. Missing from the story, however, is one of the biggest contributors to this backlog.
According to the Justice Department, there are currently 400,000 untested rape kits sitting in evidence rooms across the
Norris insisted in an interview with The Huffington Post that he was not against providing funding for rape kits. He said
In Texas, Carol Bart's rape kit sat untested for nearly two decades before it was finally processed, identifying her attacker
Every other week, I sit in meetings with our team in Detroit, and hear about the incredible investigative leads we are gathering from rape kit testing, and the enthusiasm of the police and prosecutors to pursue those leads. The only thing stopping them is the money they need to do their jobs.
Despite the progress we as a nation have made in the movement to end sexual violence, including the recent passage of a more inclusive Violence Against Women Act, much work remains to be done.
When I talk to my friends who are moms of young children, we often talk about the instinct to protect our children. What we really mean are the scary realities that lie right under the surface of the conversation.
Robbins Police Cmdr. Christian Daigre pointed the finger at the village's former top cop Johnny Holmes for not overseeing
In interviews with representatives from organizations dedicated to aiding survivors of sexual assault and improving the criminal justice system's prosecution of sex crimes, I learned that as the current system stands the release of proven rapists is virtually inevitable.
Buchanan is being held at the Cook County Jail on a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to
There are nearly 200,000 DNA rape kits sitting -- ignored and forgotten -- in law enforcement storage areas across this country. Can you think of any other crime where police have definitive evidence and fail to process it?
Every year in the U.S, over 200,000 people report they have been raped. Many submit to an invasive DNA collection, so they can convict their attacker. But thousands of these DNA samples go untested.