On Rape Kits

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Lately, a fair amount of attention has been paid to the backlog of untested rape kits in Los Angeles County.   See Nicholas Kristof’s column here.

This announcement today that DNA had been used to link a suspect to multiple rapes and homicides committed over many years suggests how important analysis of those rape kits can be.

Wonder how many serial rapists are roaming the streets because the evidence to convict them has never been analyzed.  

-Joan Shaughnessy

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