What’s Current: Investigation finds US police trashed rape kit evidence in 400 cases

  • A CNN investigation into police agencies destroying rape kits in the U.S. finds that police “trashed evidence in 400 cases before the statute of limitations expired or when there was no time limit to prosecute.”
  • Convicted killer Samuel Little has confessed to murdering 90 women in a multi-state killing spree lasting four decades. The FBI is working to match his claims with cold cases.
  • A pink cab called the “tampon taxi” is driving around London distributing menstrual products to homeless women. 
  • To ensure female safety, the government in Western India plans to manufacture and provide women with necklaces equipped with GPS tracking and a panic button that will send distress signals to police.
  • Seven New York hospitals that illegally billed rape survivors up to $3,000 for rape kits have agreed to pay settlements to survivors in response to an investigation by state Attorney General Barbara Underwood.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.