Up until very, very recently cops were indeed not processing rape kits, cupcake! That’s hardly in dispute, since all of your links specify exactly that — otherwise there wouldn’t have been an enormous backlog. Duh! And what do you base your assertion on that police departments take rape accusations seriously? Many of them do, of course, but a lot of that also depends on the circumstances. Stranger in a dark alley with a knife; absolutely! Someone the victim knew in a situation where there was alcohol, not so much.

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