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  1. LA Responds to Rape Kit Backlog : The Curvature

    [...] cross-posted at Feministe [...]

  2. Kathleen
    Kathleen November 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    It might be my Obama optimism not quite ready to fade, but this makes me hopeful for the future. I am sickened to think about all the women who are sitting in this state-controlled limbo, whose statues of limitations have lapsed, and whose attackers are able to live without consequence.

    200 lost is too many for LA. 200 is too many for our nation. Thousands of women awaiting this backlogged justice is disgusting. In addition to rape, the article says most of the samples are from sexual assault victims. How many of these DNA samples could help those on death row? Those wrongfully imprisoned? I know the courts/justice system can be slow, but this is shameful.

    I did start this positively, now that I look back. Like our country’s election results, progress is progress, but there is more to be done.

    Thanks for the post.

    [Also, sorry if I commented on ground covered by your previous post, I couldn't get the link to work and I'm a new-ish reader]

  3. Rollergirls Are A Hit In New Jersey • Georgia O’Keeffe To Get The ‘Lifetime’ Treatment [Leftovers]

    [...] are veterans with PTSD. • After bad publicity over their backlog of untested rape kits, the LAPD announced a plan to seek funding to reduce its “massive backlog” of unexamined DNA evidence from [...]

  4. Radfem
    Radfem November 13, 2008 at 3:15 am |

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that up to 5,600 of its rape kits might not be tested.

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