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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Why The Hell Are Rape Kits Not Getting Processed?

"It's one of the most shameful numbers in American law enforcement: According to the Department of Justice, some 400,000 "rape kits" are languishing in evidence lockers across the country because local authorities can't afford to process them. The kits, some of them dating back to the 1980s, contain DNA evidence that could convict rapists.

Now the evidence might finally make its way to prosecutors. Last week, the White House announced a little remarked upon initiative to devote $35 million of the 2015 budget to processing unopened kits and otherwise furthering sexual assault prosecutions."

Read more: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/11...

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