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Davis Calls for an End to Statute of Limitations for Rape
Candidate proposes ending 10-year limit on sexual assault offenses
"...proposal that would end the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault offenses in Texas, earlier this week...."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

How the GOP Ended up With a Rape Problem
It's not just Todd Akin: Republicans reveal their radical mainstream
"...radical Paul Ryan. However, his rambling comments about "legitimate rape" have revealed their radical underbelly...."

Aug. 26, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Rape of Europa
During WWII, works of art were moved, hidden, and plundered on a vast and often institutional scale, and this film documents the shaky process of reclamation.
"...War II “monuments man” at the end of The Rape of Europa, one of a small group of U.S...."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

City Speeds Up Rape Kit Review
New contracts will expedite the process to clear rape kit backlog
"...contracts to expedite entry of years' worth of now-tested rape kits in the FBI's DNA database. Three firms will..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Rape Kit Backlog Reaches Zero
Kits have been sent out for testing, but the wait continues
"...The Austin Police Department’s notorious rape kit backlog is no more. Dana Kadavy, executive director..."

April 9, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits
Operations resume, new protocol for informing stakeholders to come
"...to remove the apparent mold from the 849 backlogged rape kits currently stored in the department’s East Austin warehouse...."

July 6, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD Touts Progress on Rape Kit Backlog
Police update community on what’s been done and what comes next
"...announced that the Austin Police Department’s massive backlog of rape kits had finally been tested. On Friday, Feb. 22,..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Rape Survivor Sues Local Motel for Failing to Help Her After Assault
The motel is accused of lacking adequate security, more
"...Emily Borchardt, the 24-year-old rape survivor behind the defamation suit against Travis County District..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence
Group pens letter to mayor, police chief, city manager
"...Disconcerting reports about the current status of APD’s ever-growing rape kit backlog has prompted Travis County’s Sexual Assault Response..."

March 1, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Advocates Ask Council to Solve Rape Kit Backlog
APD’s DNA lab closure puts 1,300 kits on hold indefinitely
"...City Council to immediately prioritize the Austin Police Department’s rape kit backlog in light of the DNA lab closure...."

July 29, 2016 News Post by Annamarya Scaccia

Why Aren’t UT Students Getting Rape Kits?
The numbers don't add up
"...women and 7% of female grad students have been raped during their enrollment. These numbers are part of a..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Crisis at the Rape Crisis Center
Has Idealism Become the Victim of Financial Reality?
"...Garlinghouse was hunched over his desk at the Austin Rape Crisis Center (ARCC). He was rewriting a grant request..."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

What Happens to Rape Victims?
Sixteen months and nothing
"...slammed her head into the structure's cement wall and raped her on the floor. Two of his friends kept..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Feature by Kathryn Lundstrom

UPDATED: Council Calls for Independent Audit of APD's Rape Cases
CM Alison Alter says this is the "next step, not the end of the journey"
"...a comprehensive audit of Austin Police Department’s handling of rape cases, APD Chief Brian Manley confirmed: APD agrees with..."

Feb. 6, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD Poised for Comprehensive Rape Case Audit
Council members call for "start to finish" review in wake of controversy
"...Last week, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley announced that..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

An Outside Review of APD’s Handling of Rape Cases?
In light of DPS audit, police chief confirms there's work to be done
"...of Public Safety after the department’s practices for clearing rape cases garnered negative national attention...."

Jan. 16, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Rape Kit Backlog Threatens Justice for Survivors
Closed DNA lab delays already strained system
"...10 – plus all new or "current" cases (i.e. rape kits that have been collected since the closure), the..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Rape Case Audit Faults APD
Shows fewer than one-third were cleared in accordance with federal guidelines
"...Of the Austin Police Department's "exceptionally cleared" rape cases audited by the Texas Department of Public Safety..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

City Council Picks Team to Audit APD Rape Cases
The 18-month project will be led by D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum
"...Seven months after City Council unanimously called for a..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Rape Kit Backlog Cleared: Now What?
Advocates still uncertain of what’s being done with the results
"...Austin Police Department has tested its entire backlog of rape kits – a number that ballooned to over 4,000..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Council Calls for Audit of APD Rape Cases
Start-to-finish review responds to growing concern from advocates, survivors
"...on how APD uses federal clearance codes to close rape cases. Manley invited that DPS review after Austin Police..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

"Rape Insurance" Bill Close to Becoming Law
HB 214 bars private, state-offered, and ACA abortion coverage
"...a narrowly defined “medical emergency” but no exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal abnormalities – an especially cruel aspect..."

Aug. 13, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

APD Knew About Moldy Rape Kits Back in April
Moldy rape kits a problem for prosecution, defense, survivors
"...has been found growing on the exteriors of 849 rape kits being stored inside the Austin Police Department's evidence..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Responding to Rape on Campus
"...violence, including but not limited to sexual assault, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking."..."

Sept. 25, 2015 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Not So Funny: APD Officers Caught Making Rape Jokes
Last week wasn't so great for APD
"...that one of APD's officers might like to tell rape jokes...."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Davis: Abbott Soft on Rape
Davis came out swinging with a heavy accusation
"...to be governor of Texas. Then Williams infamously compared rape to bad weather, saying, "If it's inevitable, just relax..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Isn't Rape a War Crime?
"...the way the quotes appear around "war crimes" seems rape is not a war crime. I guess if rape..."

May 13, 2005 Postmarks

Rape Survivor Wins in Civil Court
After plea deal, defendant hit with $2 million in damages
"...brought a civil suit against a man she says raped and assaulted her while visiting Austin in 2016. District..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Rape Kit Backlog: Now Tested
From 4,000 to zero
"...The city's entire rape kit backlog has been tested, reports City Council Member..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Rape Survivor Story, Minus the Sensationalism
Stephanie Beatriz comes home to Texas with potent drama The Light of the Moon
"...stars as Bonnie, a professional woman who is brutally raped and must navigate the aftermath at work, in her..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

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