She may play a detective on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," but Mariska Hargitay is a real-life crime fighter.
The actress pledged her support Monday to Michigan legislation that would provide for quicker testing of a backlog of thousands of rape kits in the state, The Associated Press reported.
"Every day in the United States women and men take the courageous step of reporting their rape to the police," Hargitay, 50, said, according to the AP. "And because of what those individuals have suffered, their bodies are crime scenes. They're living, breathing, feeling crime scenes from which doctors and nurses collect evidence in a sexual-assault collection kit."
Read more about Hargitay's quest to end domestic violence and sexual assault here.
Sbarro Pizza Files for Bankruptcy
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Sbarro, a tried-and-true staple of airports and mall food courts, has filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years, according to the Associated Press.
Last month, the chain said it was closing 155 of its 400 restaurants in North America to cut costs.