“Justice Served Act” Will Help Clear Rape Kit Backlog

The President has signed into law the “Justice Served Act,” bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Dean Heller and others, to provide justice to victims of violent crimes by providing funding to prosecute the rape kit backlog, resolve cold cases, and help exonerate those who were wrongfully convicted. Specifically, the Justice Served Act authorizes federal funding under the Debbie Smith Act, which created the primary program to end the backlog of untested and unanalyzed DNA, by dedicating resources to state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct forensic analyses of crime scenes, including untested rape kits.

Blogs

Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…