U.S: NEW LAW WOULD ALLOW MORE MONEY FOR PROSECUTING COLD CASES LIKE THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER

New law to divert about 5% to 7% of federal money set aside for testing rape kits into prosecuting cold cases (unsolved crimes older than thirty days).  This development was largely due to the arrest of an individual whose DNA matched DNA evidence from the Golden State Killer crimes.
New law to divert about 5% to 7% of federal money set aside for testing rape kits into prosecuting cold cases (unsolved crimes older than thirty days).
This development was largely due to the arrest of an individual whose DNA matched DNA evidence from the Golden State Killer crimes.

The Justice Served Act, passed by the US House of Representatives by a stunning 377–1 vote, would mandate that 5% to 7% of the money used by the Department of Justice for testing rape kits go into investigating cold cases, defined as a case older than 30 days. 
"This bill will allow us to prosecute criminals identified through DNA testing, and ensure they are never given the opportunity to commit such crimes again." - Rep. John Carter.
Thrilled by the success of the bill, Sheryl McCollum of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute wrote:
"Anything that will help eliminate the backlog for DNA results needs serious consideration."
"There is zero excuse for a case of recovered DNA to take a year to get results back!" 
Sexual assault advocates appear to be in support of the new bill even as it cuts their funding.
"We support this bill and every effort the federal government is putting forward to address the backlog of untested kits," Melissa Schwartz of the Joyful Heart Foundation, an advocacy group for sexual assault survivors.
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