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Man Charged in 1995 New York City Rape and Robbery After DNA Match

The Manhattan District Attorney has charged Joseph Giardala, 44, with raping and robbing a woman in New York City’s West Village in 1995. New York couldn’t identify Giardala by name after the rape, but entered his DNA into a national database, where it matched with a case in Florida earlier this year. In the years… » 5/04/15 12:40pm 5/04/15 12:40pm

Let's Bleed Wall Street Criminals to Pay for the Rape Kit Backlog

How did the rape kit backlog in the United States get so serious? How did we get to a place where there are roughly 400,000 untested rape kits nationwide, dating back as far as the 1980s, gathering dust as the cases they represent grow colder and colder? The answer, broadly, is a lack of funding, combined with a… » 11/14/14 2:30pm 11/14/14 2:30pm