Women All Over the Country Are Suing Police for Failing to Test Their Rape Kits

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Sometime after 2 a.m. in a dark exam room at the San Francisco General Hospital, a sexual assault nurse examiner turned on a handheld blacklight. Heather Marlowe looked down at her body. Her stomach and thighs were glowing. The nurse took swabs, and reassured her that when police …

I love this.

On the one hand, it’s sad that so many kits are going by unprocessed, which means that there are probably thousands of rapists walking the streets. But on the other hand, we live in a society now where unless you are suing somebody, people don’t seem to take you seriously.

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