Statetap: Rape kits hard to come by on Colorado college campuses

Statetap: Rape kits hard to come by on Colorado college campuses

Though calls to tamp down campus sexual assault have been crescendoing recently, a Rocky Mountain PBS News report released Wednesday shows that rape kits – the medical and forensic supplies crucial for reliable prosecution of these incidents – are quite hard to come by on Colorado college campuses. Via KUNC public radio.

statetap The Air Force Academy’s athletic department was already facing scrutiny following allegations of debauchery at house parties thrown by the football team, when a top athletic official was busted in a prostitution sting. Dermot Coll resigned from his fundraising post on Friday and then, on Tuesday, Colorado Springs police confirmed that they had cited him three days earlier for soliciting sex for cash from an undercover cop. Via the Gazette.

On Tuesday, attorneys in the Aurora theater shooting trial discussed whether to admit photo and video evidence. Some say the imagery would be traumatizing for victims and their families to watch; others say it’s the best evidence they’ve got. Via the Aurora Sentinel.

A summary of the Black Forest fire investigation released by the El Paso County Sheriff’s office on Tuesday contained an announcement that they and the district attorney decided they don’t have enough evidence to prosecute anyone in connection with the destructive fire that killed two people last year. Via the Pueblo Chieftain.

The metal dinosaur head that was mysteriously placed atop a downtown Durango statue last month and then stolen by a group of teenage hooligans has been released from the Durango Police department’s evidence locker. It now sits in the window of Studio &, where it’s waiting to find a home with a highest bidder. The studio reports that the anonymous artist requested the now legendary dinosaur head be sold there and was adamant about remaining anonymous. Via the .

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Nat Stein

Nat Stein is a Denver-based reporter. Check out her other work at Cipher magazine, KRCC public radio, Jacobin magazine and In These Times.

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