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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that if she wins the White House she'll push Congress to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in her first term to help state law enforcement agencies process tens of thousands of untested rape kits that could help police identify perpetrators of sexual assaults.




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Let's ask Trump which one he wants.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-13 02:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

With the support of the federal government, the problem of untested kits at crime labs has significantly decreased.


2017 34 million federal funding support comprehensive rape kit reform

Shes worse than Warren...

This reminds me of screaming "fire" .... brings out the looneys

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-13 06:04 PM | Reply

"This reminds me of screaming "fire"

You're supposed to scream "fire" when you're getting raped.
Screaming "fire" will get everyone's attention, since it might spread to their house.
Screaming "rape" just makes conservatives explain how you shouldn't have dressed that way.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-13 06:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The backlog is crazy and unacceptable.

This is the only thing I can accept from that woman, the narc.

Her voice is one of the worst sounds I've ever heard.
But she's right on this.

#4 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-07-13 07:44 PM | Reply

Is she going to test each one herself? That would probably save even more money.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-07-13 09:00 PM | Reply

Why are they called rape kits anyway? It sounds like something a professional rapist would use as a part of his or her job.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-07-14 12:09 AM | Reply

Uh oh.

I'm glad I changed my name. "Sir-Rapes-ALot" was a little too obvious.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-14 06:59 AM | Reply

But yeah, I never understood why we didn't do that. Some of this evidence goes back decades.

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-14 07:02 AM | Reply

Her voice is one of the worst sounds I've ever heard.
But she's right on this.


Never heard Sarah! speak.

#9 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-07-14 10:43 AM | Reply

Our President is a rapist. Is it any surprise that he is surrounded by rapists and enablers of rape, from Epstein, Kavanaugh and Acosta to his concentration camp guards on the border?

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-14 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2



I have a solution. Back in the 90s drug testing in the services was by a simple chemical tests locally. False positives were a problem. Later ALL samples were sent to two labs, where they used a much more accurate test, mass spectrography. They were more like factories than labs, testing thousands of samples a day. Let the kits be sent to a central lab, volume and similar testing on samples reduces the cost significantly. We even have an agency to do this, the FBI. The cause of not testing is cost, not design. Each test now costs more than a 1000 a pop. When the labs in the services started the cost of testing samples went down 90%. The one warning I have is DNA profiles take days if not weeks. It isn't like CSI on TV.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-14 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Harris would mop the floor with Trump in a debate. I don't have an opinion on her candidacy as a whole, but Trump better gain IQ and sanity points by next year.

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-14 05:38 PM | Reply

A great documentary about this subject is "I am Evidence." It's by Mariska Hargitay of SVU (available on YouTube). They found huge backlogs in places like Chicago and LA County. When they started testing the Chicago kits they started to close a bunch of cases with arrests including finding several serial rapists. This is a matter of proper budgeting, making sure all kits get tested means a BUNCH more DNA specialized forensic scientists, but since more and more forensic evidence is DNA related, more scientists is a good thing.

#13 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2019-07-14 09:20 PM | Reply

There are rapes and then there are rapes. Law enforcement has a strong desire to solve some of them but not very much to solve the others. The race, level of economic stability, the perception by law enforcement of the victim all factor in, otherwise why would there be thousands of unexamined rape kits? It is obviously not a high priority for those police agencies.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-15 08:43 AM | Reply

Why are they called rape kits anyway? It sounds like something a professional rapist would use as a part of his or her job. - #6 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-07-14 12:09 AM
Ah, this explains your Amazon search history /s

#15 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-15 10:59 AM | Reply

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