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Detroit prosecutor faces down 11,000 untested rape kits

In 2009, a tour of the overflow evidence storage facility for the Detroit Police Department turned up 11,303 untested rape kits. While the police were quick to offer handwaving “justifiable reasons” for not testing many of them, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has made it a personal initiative to test every one of the kits and establish a protocol to help other states process their own backlogs of kits. Continue reading

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Rape in Black Rock City

Feministe friend Clarisse Thorn has an excellent investigative piece up at the Yes Means Yes blog about rape at Burning Man. Go read. Continue reading

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