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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 11:48 PM

New York, feds join to get 100K rape kits tested around US

Source: Associated Press

New York, feds join to get 100K rape kits tested around US

By JENNIFER PELTZ
March 12, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials say.

It’s estimated that another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits still await testing, and thousands of results have yet to be linked to suspects. Many who have been identified can’t be prosecuted because of legal time limits and other factors.

Still, the effort is a start at correcting “an absolute travesty of justice,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Tuesday while releasing results of his $38 million investment in testing — all outside his own turf.

“That backlog not only undermined justice and the perception, and reality, of equality — it also made every woman and every American less safe,” he said.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/c87e200f99844d649788e90b588a0d49

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DURHAM D Mar 2019 #1

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:21 AM

1. So, all of the female candidates running for any office

needs to make these untested kits a top priority.

THIS IS RIDICULOUS - IT IS THE 21ST F*CKING CENTURY

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