No Backlog: Why the Epidemic of Untested Rape Kits Is Not a Symbol of Insufficient Police Budgets But Instead a Failure to Investigate Rape
Untested rape kits show a widespread failure of US police to investigate rape.
MPD detective Ouita Knowlton gave the family of a rape suspect sensitive details from investigative files, an internal report says.
Houston is the latest city to be sued by rape victims for chronically under-investigating rape complaints.
Meaghan Ybos, who founded rape victim advocacy group People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws, said she sees the Fed Up campaign as a continuation of a law enforcement culture more interested in glitzy public relations and prosecutions that “don’t equate to safer communities.”
Despite SFPD’s supposed progress, testing rape kits does not mean that police are properly investigating all rape complaints.
Press conference today at 9:15 AM at 125 N. Main St. Memphis, Tennessee -- May 31, 2017 -- The Memphis-based advocacy group People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws (PERL) calls on Mayor Strickland to improve rape policing and remove himself from the problematic...
Contrary to the popular narrative, untested rape kits are not the problem. They are just one symptom of larger problems with policing rape.
Police departments have a strong incentive to manipulate crime data because lower crime rates make public officials look more successful.