Back in 2009, over 11,000 kits were found abandoned in a Detroit Police storage facility. After processing just 1,600 of them so far, Detroit has identified about 100 serial rapists and ten convicted rapists. Those perpetrators have moved on from Michigan to commit similar crimes in 23 other states.
Of course, Detroit is not alone. Nationwide, there are an estimated 400,000 untested rape kits. […]
If every city with untested rape kits could get a couple of TSA agents to commandeer one of the SWAT team’s armored tanks to drive that evidence to the lab, maybe we could spend some of our Homeland Security money on something that will actually make us more secure.