Joe Biden, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced they will be setting aside $80 million to test backlogged, neglected rape kits across the country and hopefully get some justice for millions of women:
In July, USA Today discovered hundreds of thousands of rape kits that sat untested in police departments across the country. In just 1,000 police agencies – a fraction of the country’s 18,000 police departments – more than 70,000 kits were neglected. In New York, 17,000 evidence kits were untested. Once those kits were tested, 49 indictments stemmed from the results in Manhattan alone. New York City remains free of any rape kit backlog.
Maybe one day soon those who report rapes won’t feel that they’re doing it with no chance of resolution.
Team Blackness also discussed Matt Damon explaining diversity to a black woman, how Taylor Swift is NOT the new Michael Jackson, and the NRA trolling families who have survived gun violence, cause they’re classy.