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On The Line: Liz Fields Discusses America’s Crisis of Untested Rape Kits

VICE News editor Liz Fields joined 'On The Line' to discuss America’s crisis of untested rape kits.

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VICE News editor Liz Fields joined On The Line to discuss her new piece on the issues that arise as states clear the backlog of untested rape kits.

America has a rape kit crisis. Hundreds of thousands of shoebox-sized kits containing forensic evidence lie gathering dust in a police warehouses nationwide. The exact number of untested kits remains unknown.


Now, an influx of money and new technology are allowing states to clear this backlog. Cold cases are being closed, and the wrongfully convicted exonerated. But, for survivors for sexual assault, revisiting the past can be traumatic.

Read "Rape and Punishment: How a Campaign to Analyze Old DNA Evidence Is Impacting Survivors"

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