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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

Wow. 25 years of backlog.

At least when they process these and link them up they can still convict. Michigan has no statute of limitations of rape, where as other states, like Indiana, the statute of limitations is 5 years. Imagine if these people were brave enough to go in and have a kit done only for it not to get processed within the statute of limitations.

(Source: finding-our-power)

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This was at the Michigan concert lol

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21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

  • Jonathan, 55:

    There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.

  • Miranda, 24:

    Drop pre-med.

  • Isaac, 48:

    Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.

  • Anya, 42:

    Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.

  • Parker, 55:

    60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.

  • Megan, 34:

    He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.

  • Peter, 58:

    Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.

  • Eleanor, 67:

    Talk less. Listen more.

  • Donald, 27:

    There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.

  • Camille, 56:

    Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.

  • Jackson, 57:

    No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.

  • Vicki, 47:

    You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.

  • Donald, 38:

    You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.

  • Katelyn, 30:

    Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.

  • Joshua, 55:

    Women love to laugh.

  • Annabelle, 38:

    Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.

  • Colin, 50:

    You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.

  • Eleanor, 26:

    Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.

  • Aaron, 52:

    Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.

  • Scarlett, 54:

    Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.

  • Zack, 9:

    I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.

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