Stories tagged: "rape kits"


A sexual assault evidence collection kit. (Photo provided by Wisconsin Department of Justice.)
Vos Condemned for Killing Rape Kit Bill

Wisconsin becomes first to block what has sailed through 30 other states

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, addresses Assembly members in this file photo. 
(Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
‘Poison Pill’ Version of Rape Kit Bill Passes

Republicans add immigration and voucher school language, daring governor to veto

Erin Thornley Parisi, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center, and other sexual assault victim advocates accused Assembly Republicans of playing partisan politics by failing to hold a public hearing on a bill that would fund a protocol to prevent another backlog of rape evidence kits in Wisconsin. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
WI Could Be First to Not Pass Rape Kit Reform

Last-minute, GOP add-ons threaten bipartisan deal 30 other states have passed

Erin Thornley Parisi, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center, and other sexual assault victim advocates accused Assembly Republicans of playing partisan politics by failing to hold a public hearing on a bill that would fund a protocol to prevent another backlog of rape evidence kits in Wisconsin. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
GOP’s New Rape Kit Bill May Sink Any Chance of Bipartisan Passage

Effort to prevent future backlogs now bogged down in immigration and school voucher provisions