Monthly Archives: July 2015 (page 7)

State Attorney Candidate Calls On Jacksonville Lawmakers To Prioritize Unprocessed Rape Kits

Northeast Florida State Attorney candidate Wes White called on Duval County leaders and lawmakers Thursday to find the money to process some 2,000 rape kits that have sat on the shelf for as long as 20 years.

“The issue is: it needs to be done today,” White said. “I don’t know any other crimes against persons where someone says, ‘Well, we’re going to wait until we get funding to take care of it.’”

White says it costs around $800 to process the DNA collected from a rape victim.

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First Read: Gov. Scott Moves Recruiting Centers

Florida Governor Rick Scott talked to guardsmen at a Jacksonville National Guard base Wednesday about how he’s working to protect them in the wake of last week’s Chattanooga shooting. Three former Westside High School employees are under investigation for allegedly having sex with students.

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