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Hawaii has 1,951 untested rape kits, some dating back to the early ’90s. However, a new program created by a working group of police departments, sexual assault treatment programs, and prosecuting attorneys seeks to fix that by examining other evidence collection policies across the country.
Just last year San Jose rewrote their penal code to test every backlogged rape kit in their system. However, due to a number of legal circumstances where police departments aren’t required to have kits tested, over half of San Jose’s untested kits don’t count as part of the “official” backlog
Under federal law, firearms that are 50 years old and over are classified as a “curio and relic,” and do not require an NCIS background check. However, these weapons are still used in crimes.
General categories for what can be purchased with funds from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, have been outlined by the federal government. We requested lists of specific exemptions, and it seems Alaska is definitely an outlier.
Thousands upon thousands of sexual assault evidence collection kits have gone untested and the crimes perpetrators unpunished. MuckRock is starting a crowdsourced effort to understand the extent of the problem in cities and towns across the country.
Latest Requests See all
|Local level SAEC policies/data (Providence)||Awaiting Response||Providence Police Department||Providence, RI|
|Local level SAEC policies/data (DuPage County)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||DuPage County Sheriff||DuPage County, IL|
|Local level SAEC policies/data (Santa Fe)||Awaiting Response||Santa Fe Police Department||Santa Fe, NM|
|Local level SAEC policies/data (El Dorado County)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||El Dorado County Sheriff's Department||El Dorado County, CA|
|Local level SAEC policies/data (Brazoria County)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Brazoria County Sheriff's Office||Brazoria County, TX|
Recently Completed Requests See all
|EBT restrictions (Wyoming)||Completed||Department of Family Services||Wyoming|
|EBT restrictions (Arizona Dept. of Economic Security)||Completed||Department of Economic Security||Arizona|
|Local level SAEC policies/data (Dedham, Massachusetts)||Completed||Dedham Police Department||Dedham, MA|
|EBT restrictions (California)||Completed||Department of Social Services||California|
|EBT restrictions (Oklahoma)||Completed||Oklahoma Department of Human Services||Oklahoma|