Daily Archives: January 29, 2018

Texas turns to crowdfunding for rape kit backlog

DALLAS – Texas hopes to take advantage of crowdfunding to help pay for testing on a backlog of rape kits in the state.
A new law authored by Democratic State Rep. Victoria Neave from Mesquite gives residents an easy way to donate $1 or more when applying for or renewing a driver’s license or registering a vehicle.

Brianna’s Law has matched more than 1,000 DNA samples to crimes

There are crimes uncommitted because of Brianna Denison.
Denison, a 19-year-old college student who was raped and murdered in Reno in 2008, became the catalyst for a Nevada law that is preventing and solving crimes.
The law passed in 2013 requires that DNA from people arrested on felony charges in Nevada be collected and entered into a database.