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Black Clergy, Krasner call on Philly’s largest companies, nonprofits to fund violence prevention efforts

BY: - June 29, 2021

Days after Philadelphia boosted funding for violence prevention initiatives, the fight for how to spend it and who should pay more has begun.

COMMENTARY

Is Philly’s Democratic leadership a friend or foe of Blacks? | Michael Coard

BY: - May 25, 2021

With friends like the Democratic City Committee, who needs Trump/Rizzo Republican enemies?

Philly DA Race: FOP backing sank Vega, as Krasner won Black neighborhoods throughout city | Analysis

BY: - May 20, 2021

The closely watched Democratic primary for district attorney ended in a rout for incumbent Larry Krasner that was buoyed by Black voters throughout the city.

Philly DA candidates Vega, Krasner go head to head as May 18 primary looms

BY: - May 13, 2021

The two candidates for Philadelphia's top prosecutor traded jabs on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk to police misconduct.

With homicides on the rise, Philly DA Krasner calls for more accountability from law enforcement

BY: - April 28, 2021

During a news conference Monday at the West Philadelphia YMCA, Krasner said accountability and integrity in law enforcement is necessary for public safety.

Resumption of programs, services key to quelling gun violence, Philly DA Krasner says

BY: - April 13, 2021

Krasner has faced growing criticism over his office’s prosecution of gun violence from Vega, as well as Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.

Philly Dems snub Krasner, won’t endorse him in district attorney primary

BY: - March 31, 2021

The city committee’s executive board decided to back neither Krasner nor his challenger, Carlos Vega, in the May 18 primary, according to KYW Newsradio.

Philly LGBTQ police officers call out D.A.’s office for covering remembrance wall

BY: - March 6, 2021

A photo of the covered wall surfaced on social media last month and quickly went viral. The Fraternal Order of Police criticized the D.A.’s Office, along with many other entities and individuals.

Philly DA Krasner vows to arrest federal law enforcement if they break the law in Philadelphia

BY: - July 21, 2020

Krasner’s comments come after President Donald Trump mentioned Philadelphia and five other cities as destinations for an ad hoc federal police force.

COMMENTARY

Krasner’s truth and reconciliation commission is a good idea — if he can get it right | Opinion

BY: - July 10, 2020

Despite the hype over “progressive prosecutors,” there is a large body of evidence showing that our criminal justice system is still draconian and racist.

Krasner fights impending $8.7M budget cut to DA’s Office

BY: - June 9, 2020

Krasner pleaded with members of City Council to reject a 14% spending cut, put forth by Mayor Jim Kenney in his $4.9 billion spending plan.

Groups rally to release youth from Philly Juvenile Center in light of COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - May 18, 2020

Those assembled called on city Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, and local courts to halt admissions and institute a timely process to release those youths in detention.