Wisconsin's rape kit backlog still exists, no matter what Attorney General Brad Schimel says.
Recently, WI AG Brad Schimel announced that Wisconsin's rape kit backlog testing was finally complete ... which is technically true.
This sounds like good news! What's the problem?
The problem is that we still don't have the results for more than a quarter of those 4,000 kits.
Additionally, while there's a clear need to get caught up by taking care of previously abandoned kits, it has to go hand-in-hand with testing current kits ... and that is NOT happening.
Five kits submitted since June 1 have still not been tested, to which we say, WTF?
What are we going to do about it?
Schimel is up for re-election in a few months. We're going to bombard his office with calls letting him know he is NOT off the hook, and that we expect those five new kits to be tested immediately.
WI Attorney General Brad Schimel
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