Lawsuit Filed Against Houston Officials For Rape Kit BacklogThe class action represents about 6,000 women and several hundred minors who say in a complaint they were harmed when the Houston Police Department failed to submit their rape to a crime lab.
Texas Senate Approves Rape Kit Funding MeasureThe Texas Senate has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits.
Texas House OKs Online System To Track Sex OffensesThe Texas House has given preliminarily approval to a bill that would create a statewide electronic tracking system for forensic evidence that is collected in sex offense cases.
Dallas Police Prepare To Test Thousands Of Old Rape KitsCBS 11 News takes an exclusive look at North Texas men who stalk and attack women. Now, Dallas police are turning the tables and hunting down rapists who have gone unpunished.
Cornyn Pushes Bill To Eliminate Rape Kit BacklogA Fort Worth science center may play a major role in reducing the huge backlog of untested rape kits… that is if legislation introduced by a Texas senator is approved.
Sen. Wendy Davis Hopes New Tax Can Help Tackle Rape Kit BacklogA state senator from Fort Worth wants to clear a huge backlog of untested rape kits in evidence rooms across Texas.
Hutchison Urges Senate To Renew Violence Against Women Act Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is pushing to get more federal funding to pay for rape kits.
Texas Victims Hope For Justice Amid Rape Kit BacklogTexas rape victims offer support to women fighting for the testing of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits. According to some estimates, between 180,000 and 400,000 rape kits remain untested nationwide, despite DNA technology that can swiftly link rapists to crimes.