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No urgency in testing rape kits amounts to no respect for victims

January 5, 2016
Miami Herald
Fabiola Santiago

Where’s the urgency, the respect for rape victims?

On Tuesday afternoon, a day after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released a report revealing the high number of rape-evidence kits that sit untested for DNA in police storage facilities, the police agency with the highest number of them remained mum.

Still working on trying to get information, a spokesman of the Miami-Dade County Police Department told the Miami Herald.

It must be difficult to find a way to explain the unexplainable: More than 3,700 rape kits were never processed for DNA testing in Miami-Dade County — the highest number in Florida. Of those, 2,243 were handled by Miami police.


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