House passes bill limiting Philly DA to two terms
The bill, which now goes to the Senate for a vote, would limit the top prosecutor in Pennsylvania’s largest city – and only in Philadelphia – to two four-year terms. The proposal appears to take aim at Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a Democrat, who has been a target for GOP lawmakers.
‘They need to be loved on’: Philly program offers youthful offenders a second chance
The Youth Aid Panel is a diversion program for first-time offenders, who face a panel of community volunteers instead of a judge.
Philly DA’s crime-tracking system shows LGBTQ domestic violence remains a major issue
The system has accurately identified 53 arrests that involve members of the LGBTQ community.
Pa.’s opioid settlement is bad for Philly, DA Krasner says, as he waits for another deal
'It’s my hope that we can come to a resolution soon, but if we cannot, we will fight them into a courtroom and we will make them pay,' he said.
Reluctant witnesses hampering gun violence prosecutions, Philly DA Krasner says
'Police go to every door, knock on the doors, ask if there are any witnesses,' Krasner said. 'No witnesses come forward, or there are no witnesses.'
Krasner’s impressive actions speak louder than his imperfect words | Michael Coard
By Michael Coard At the outset, I must concede that I cannot defend the indefensible. District Attorney Larry Krasner was completely wrong on Dec. 6 when, during an unscripted interview, he extemporaneously said, “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness. We don’t have a crisis of crime. We don’t have a crisis of violence.” Even […]
As Philly’s murder rate soars, DA Larry Krasner plays ‘good cop/bad cop’
'This is what people actually want in the United States,' he said. "The mainstream Democratic Party has not figured it out, but this is actually what Americans want'
Amid outcry from city pols, Philly DA Krasner sounds off on backlash to ‘crisis’ comments
'The message conveyed through media sound bites is not at all what I meant,' Krasner said in a statement.
Philly cops, prosecutors’ probes of death of Black transgender woman reveals flaws in state law
By Victoria Ebner When Naiymah Sanchez remembers the people she looked up to as a young woman in the Philadelphia community, the names that come to mind are those of the trans women she met at her local community center. “As a young trans person, we didn’t have this representation, so coming out into the […]
Exonerated Philly death row inmate files civil suit against cops, prosecutor who sent him to prison
'I've lost family members. I didn't go to weddings. I didn't see childbirths,' said Christopher Williams, who spent 25 years on death row.
Philly DA Krasner: We’re doing ‘everything we can’ to fight rising violence against city women
The prosecutor's comments came days after a pregnant woman was shot dead while unloading baby shower gifts.
‘I wanted to better myself’: Philly DA’s resource program offering a path away from violence goes mobile
The One-Stop Job and Resource Hub offers Philadelphians the access to jobs they otherwise would not have.