$79M To End The Rape Kit Backlog. Thanks, POTUS and VP Biden


Jordan Fabian: White House Announces $79M To Clear Rape Kit Backlog

The Obama administration announced Thursday its teaming up with the New York City district attorney on a $79 million effort to speed testing of sexual assault evidence kits.  The federal government will kick in $41 million in grants while New York will provide $38 million to clear a backlog of untested kits in 27 states. “When we solve these cases, we get rapists off the streets,” Vice President Biden said in a statement. “The grants we’re announcing today to reduce the national rape kit backlog will bring that sense of closure and safety to victims while improving community safety.” The rape kit backlog is a major issue for law enforcement and women’s groups.

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68 Responses to “$79M To End The Rape Kit Backlog. Thanks, POTUS and VP Biden”

  1. September 10, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Good morning Nerdy. Leave it to our President to take care of women.

  2. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    September 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      September 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      This, Nerdy, is one of six billion reasons why President Obama’s successor must share his heart and compassion. Joe Biden “knows” what it’s like for people to feel powerless, angry and ashamed and he has little patience for hypocrites. His background on women’s issues would by itself qualify him to be president.

  3. 20 MadameSoph
    September 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for highlighting this Nerdy.

  4. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    September 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  5. 23 Nena20409
    September 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm

  6. 24 Nena20409
    September 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats Jackie on your Au ⭐

  7. 25 Nena20409
    September 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

  8. 27 Nerdy Wonka
    September 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    HEADS UP: Vice President Biden will be on Colbert tonight. It’s on CBS.

  9. 33 Nena20409
    September 10, 2015 at 1:52 pm

  10. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm

  11. September 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    That tool Roskam is being rightfully mocked ….

  12. 40 JER
    September 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    LIVE NOW: Vice President Biden Speaks on Minimum Wage.

  13. 42 JER
    September 10, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    LIVE NOW: VP Biden Remarks at Minimum Wage Event – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  14. 45 Vicki
    September 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Hi again, TOD.
    Today is (D) local election day and i voted at the same time I always vote. Same time and place for a decade plus.
    This gives me a pretty good baseline idea of turnout.
    Today, with the help of a pleasant woman at the scanning machines, I got a tally of how may votes were registered by 1:00. Under 100.
    This is a tiny fraction of the usual off-season or mid-term votes.

    To me this is the canary in the coalmine if ever there was one.

    The RWGOP and corporate (D) have convinced us that everything is awful, why bother to vote?

    Turns out Karen Tumulty’s tweet of an empty room is backed up by her story that HRC is speaking to herself today. @ktumulty.
    Add to that DWS declaring that 6 debates, on weekends and the Saturday before Christmas will continue to be the plan.
    As will excluding any candidate that tries to have anything resembling a debate outside of the 6 on the schedule.

    I’m not seeing any optimistic possible interpretation of these events.

  15. 47 kid kanga
    September 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    With this article the difference between Obamacrats and Republicans can not be made more stark. That crazy Davis lady celebrating her weekend in jail with losers like Huckabee is all about denying people rights and putting people down. Our pres and VP joe just keep on working to make this country a better place, without needing to rip off eye of the tiger like they just won some stupid contest.

    No matter what happens in 2016, the president, VP and their supporters have done what could be done in ways big and small to move this country forward to a better place. That is something the GOP/MSM will never be able to take away, no matter how many idiots they trot out there.

  16. September 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

  17. September 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    WHOA, Cuomo sounded like he was introducing a candidate for President!! OMG, he went on and on!!

  18. 52 JER
    September 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

  19. 53 JER
    September 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm

  20. 54 JER
    September 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  21. 58 tnmtngirl
    September 10, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I just listened to VP Biden. He was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Please, sweet Jesus, let him run!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  22. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm

  23. September 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm

  24. September 10, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    DiFi has actually been solid on this deal. Grateful for that.

  25. 67 JER
    September 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    STREAM IS UP: President Obama Presents Arts and Humanities Awards http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

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