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Editorial: Destruction of rape kits unjust to victims

Hundreds of untested rape kits are stored at the Seattle Police Department’s evidence warehouse.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 30, 2018

A CNN investigation revealed that police agencies across the country have been throwing away rape kits, oftentimes before the statute of limitations is up. This is a terrifying reality for victims, who can no longer trust that the evidence they give will even be used.

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