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Andy Beshear on Crime

 

 


Justice for cold cases with backlog of untested rape kits

It's been an honor to serve as attorney general since 2016. I have used every tool available in our office to make life better for Kentuckians. That's meant fighting human trafficking, ending the rape kit backlog and protecting health care.

As an example, when I became attorney general, more than 3,000 untested rape kits had been identified. Sadly, we found 2,000 more. That's 5,000 survivors of a horrible crime who the justice system had left behind. But after three and half years of hard work, we've tested every single one of those kits and created a Cold Case Unit to fight for justice. The first indictment from the backlog was from a rape in 1983--the survivor is now 88 years old, but she deserves justice and closure.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal on 2019 Kentucky governor's race , May 10, 2019

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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R)
vs.Goforth(R,lost primary)
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Edwards(D)
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Bryant(R,retiring)
vs.Foster(R)
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vs.Reeves(R)
vs.Waller(R)

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DE: vs.Carney(incumbent)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) - no challengers yet
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) - no challengers yet
NH: Sununu(incumbent) - no challengers yet
PR: Rossello(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Cox(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) - no challengers yet
WA: Inslee(retiring) - no challengers yet
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