Years-old rape kits are finally being tested. No one can agree on what to do next.
A story of good intentions — and government blunders.
In the spirit of the #WhyIDidntReport hashtag, it's worth noting that there are tens of thousands of untested rape kits in cities where women HAVE reported their rapes/sexual assaults.
Excellent article examining the various ways jurisdictions have handled victim notification after processing backlogged rape kits: "[A]n important debate about what a law *should* do was now overshadowed by confusion about what the law *did* do."
How much of the issues about the DNA testing of rape kits stems from the same old prob: #believewomen? "There was only 1 case of those 49 where the victim hadn’t already named that person as the perpetrator."
Decades' worth of rape kits are finally being tested. No one can agree on what to do next.