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Guest column: End to rape kit backlog will serve healing

February 17, 2014
By
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and Sarah Tofte
Last week we stood together as Memphis made a public commitment to address and eliminate the city’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
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Memphis has largest backlog of untested rape kits in US

February 12, 2014
By
Kontji Anthony
Memphis has the largest known number of untested rape kits in the country. It is why the City of Memphis held a news conference Wednesday morning to announce several developments regarding the city's rape kit backlog.
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5 ways to help end rape in Alaska

February 4, 2014
By
John D. Sutter
Join organizations in Alaska in their efforts to help to make it a safer place.
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Rape Kit Testing Still Languishes

January 21, 2014
By
Kay Manning
Test400K joins Natasha's Justice Project and the Joyful Heart Foundation in trying to change how law enforcement and society in general view sexual assault.
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News Roundup: The Latest on the Rape Kit Backlog

Since we’ve relaunched ENDTHEBACKLOG.org, news has been pouring in about the rape kit backlog across the country. Journalists are uncovering backlogs, jurisdictions are implementing reforms to track and test rape kits and citizens are taking action.

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Rape Victims Sue Police Over Decade-Long Rape Kit Backlog

December 27, 2013
By
Katie Rucke
A lawsuit accuses the Memphis Police Department of a history of discriminating against females.
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If We Want To Take Sexual Assault Seriously, We Need To Test Thousands Of Rape Kits First

December 10, 2013
By
Tara Culp-Ressler
Here in the United States, which came first: A victim-blaming rape culture, or a police force that doesn’t take sexual assault cases seriously? It’s a classic chicken-and-egg situation. There’s no right answer.
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End our backlog of rape kit processing

November 6, 2013
By
Sarah Tofte
Every year, thousands of individuals take the courageous step of reporting their rape to the police.
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Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in Memphis Endanger Public

September 8, 2013
By
Ruth McCambridge
For anyone who has worked on issues of violence against women, this should serve as a wake-up call that the work is far from done. For anyone who works on social change, it serves as a reminder that monitoring implementation of hard-won laws is critical.
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The science of stopping sex crimes

September 4, 2013
By
Judy Keen
In the quest to catch violent perps, rape kits can be a key ally – but only if they're tested.
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