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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, August 5, 2013

"Finally, Thousands of Old Rape-Evidence Kits Are to Be Tested"

From the New York Times:

Thousands of evidence kits collected from rape victims that have sat untested for years in Texas can now be analyzed, thanks to an $11 million budget appropriation earmarked for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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The number of untested kits is unclear. Advocacy groups say that about 16,000 kits are sitting on shelves, according to data submitted by 136 law enforcement agencies across the state. But the D.P.S. estimates that the number is closer to 20,000.

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