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Friday, July 09, 2010

way to go governor quinn!

Illinois Passes Law Requiring That All Rape Kits Be Tested


As reports of untested rape kits across the U.S. just keep on rolling in, Illinois has passed a law mandating that every rape kit be tested.
Facing criticism that physical evidence from sexual assault cases in Illinois often went unanalyzed, Gov. Patrick J. Quinn this week signed a law requiring the police to test all rape kits. State officials and victims’ advocates said it is the first such law in the nation.
Over the past year, critics had exposed a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Illinois, and officials said the law would send an important message..................

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