City of Houston’s rape kit backlog may finally have a solution

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HOUSTON, TX – It seems the wheels of justice had come to a halt in the city of Houston, at least when it came to the processing of more than 6,000 untested rape kits. Mayor Parker finally figured it out, though long overdue. The plan? Ask for help!

Wonder what took so long?

HPD recommended two labs to do the testing, and within 12 to 14 months, Mayor Parker says the backlog will be gone. Not that you can put a price on justice, but the $4.4 million bucks the testing will cost, is already paid for by grant funding and money already set aside in the budget.

The city council still has to approve the plan, but who would’ve thought all that needed to be done was simply asking for help?

Kind of like the rape victims who asked the city for help, all that time ago. It’s not like they had to reinvent the wheel.