Skip to comments.100 serial rapists identified after rape kits from Detroit Crime Lab are finally processed
Posted on 03/13/2014 8:20:33 PM PDT by george76
"I was in shock. I was outraged and I just assumed kits were being tested," said actress Mariska Hargitay about the thousands of rape kits in Detroit and across the country that have been left sitting in storage without being processed, allowing rapists to remain free to attack again. And they often do.
Hargitay joined Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to announce legislation that will soon be introduced to state lawmakers that is aimed at setting guidelines and deadlines for rape kits tests to be processed.
"Testing rape kits is vital for keeping rapists off the street," said Hargitay during Monday's press conference.
Over 11,000 sexual assault kits, some dating back to the 1980's, were found abandoned in a Detroit Police storage facility back in 2009.
Not long after the rape kits were discovered, Worthy pushed to start the processing with Michigan State Police.
So far, 1,600 rape kits have been processed, resulting in the identification of about 100 serial rapists and ten convicted rapists
Nationally, an estimated 400,000 rape kits have gone unprocessed, allowing rapists to remain free and their victims to wonder if they will ever see justice.
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Gee...wonder if....Nah....I’m sure ‘Black’ had little to do with manipulating stats.
Mostly the cost of DNA testing used to run in the thousands of dollars per sample. Before government decided to just do whatever and maybe pay for it or maybe never pay there used to be this quaint little concept of budget restraint.
They don’t cost that much to process these days though.
Yep, not demographically correct to pursue it.
foru dozen might be an “oversight” 400,000 ....an OUTRAGE
Was Maury informed?
Democrat war on women: justice for women in a Democrat paradise.
Exactly. If Maury can do it everyday for dozens of babymammas LE should have the same ability
I wonder of admissibility in court has something to do with it.
Rape cases don’t seem to be a high priority, especially in large cities run by democrats. They’d rather spend the taxpayer’s dollars on other things that will help them get re-elected.
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Dem run cities don’t want the rape kits run because it would cut into their voter base. And possibly their candidate base.
But it is the Republicans who are waging a war on women. Uh huh.
“In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.”
I don't know if I believe those numbers. I think that Hargitay has been doing LAW & ORDER so long that she is beginning to believe what the scriptwriters put forth as facts, when they may NOT be facts.
It SEEMS to me that she DOES have an agenda. Maybe I'm wrong.
It would be interesting to know how many women/girls recant their allegations of rape.
My husband used to be able to recite dozens of commercials! I bet you can too! ;o)
Yup. Thing is, stuff like this happens in every Dem controlled area. Do you EVER see a GOP candidate use it in ads?
People give me a ton of crap for railing the GOP daily. Well, why shouldn’t I? Are they not supposed to be the ones stopping this crap? Aren’t they supposed to be speaking out against this insanity?
they are the ones that ARE NOT doing it.
Even the TEA candidates never get into the dirt and campaign on this stuff. All the war on women attack ads go wholly unanswered with anything but patronizing fluff.
This is the kind of thing that ignites movements...and no one breaths a word. I will. That word is “Disgusting”.
This is the number from all across the country during a thirty year time span. Not such an astonishing number taken in context.
This is the kind of thing that ignites movements...and no one breaths a word. I will. That word is Disgusting.”
I believe the correct word is “Democratic”.
There should be a national fund raiser to raise private money to pay for this.
Yup. It is.
Ha. Maybe a lot of the perps were the COPS. What an absolute outrage, a complete dis of women.