It takes a woman apparently.
Rapists, Beware: Detroit Prosecutor IDs 21 Attackers in ‘Rape Kit’ Investigation
“Kym Worthy has identified 21 serial rapists so far in a sweeping investigation that could have national implications. Abigail Pesta reports on the crusade to eliminate the rape-kit backlog.
Twenty-one serial rapists have been identified in a massive investigation led by Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy—and her manhunt has only just begun.”
This is what I mean when I say it takes a society to keep fucked up shit rolling. At the point when the police are sitting on 11,000 untested rape kits, with NO INTENTION of ever doing so, you basically are saying, “rape is a crime we’re not going to investigate”.
Y’ALL STAY ON GIVING SPEEDING TICKETS, BUT RAPE IS A CRIME YOU’RE NOT GOING TO INVESTIGATE.
The fact that in the first 150 kits, they’ve already found 21 serial rapists’ DNA. Basically, a) no one investigates, b) no one prosecutes, c) no one cares. We’ve got Homeland Security ready to swoop up and detain someone, indefinitely, if they said the wrong shit, but no one has time or money for rape victims.
Don’t ever let anyone say “the police aren’t all bad” because the article even lists SEVERAL CITIES that have backlogs like this, as well. This isn’t a local outlier- this is a common problem, which means the whole policing system doesn’t fucking care. And where are these good police out in checking their own departments and pushing to see this change?