Follow us on Twitter where we'll announce the next topic for On The Line.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"VICE News and On The Line want to hear from you! Let us know your questions on Twitter with the hashtag #ontheline, or send us a video message on Skype.To send us a Skype video message, follow the instructions hereWatch previous episodes of On The LineWith support from Skype.