Reports say that there are more than 70,000 untested rape kits warehoused by 1,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. The cause of the backlog must be addressed. There are innocents without defense. Victims without justice. Public safety at risk. It is a travesty.
There are nearly 200,000 DNA rape kits sitting -- ignored and forgotten -- in law enforcement storage areas across this country. Can you think of any other crime where police have definitive evidence and fail to process it?
Sexual assault prevention and the treatment of victims is not a divisive partisan issue. The Republican party is putting forward two candidates profoundly out of sync with most Americans and the vast majority of legislators.