Los Angeles Eliminates Its Rape Kit Backlog

Thanks to to activists, private donors, and public grants, the LAPD has tested all 6,132 unexamined rape kits in its storage freezers. So far, new identifications number in "the dozens"; some of the 1,000 matches were already convicted.


I am...pleasantly shocked. When I saw the headline, I assumed that "Eliminates...Backlog" was going to refer to them chucking them in the garbage. Hooray for being wrong.