The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.

Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)

It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.

I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. 

Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.

Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.

"After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)

Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them

"Dramatic rescue of construction worker. He made it to the fourth floor from the fifth, then was rescued as the building gave way”

for those that don’t know, there was a HUGE fire of a whole new apartment complex that was being built near midtown Houston and this one construction worker was stuck with almost no place to go on the 5th floor, so he took a chance with his own life, to attempt to save it, by managing to drop one floor down. you would think his troubles were over there but things took a scary turn later. amazingly, he lived. 

this video is from Channel 13’s site. it just sucks for accessing it via mobile/tablet without having to install their own app, so i figured i’d upload it here. i dont own the rights to the video or anything but if you want to see it on their website, the link is below.