Systemic racism still festering inside city’s courts, Black judges say during legislative hearing
By Michael D’Onofrio Legislators unloaded on the leaders of the city’s court system Monday for their absence from a hearing on a bombshell report that detailed a “troubling pattern of racial resentment” and nepotism in the courts. Court of Common Pleas President Judge Idee C. Fox drew the ire of legislators for her refusal to […]
Racial tensions and resentment persist in Philly courts, judge and civil rights attorney say
A Philadelphia judge and a local civil rights lawyer are raising the alarm over an ongoing culture of racial resentment and tensions inside the city’s court system.
Report finds ‘troubling pattern of racial resentment’ brewing in Philly courts
Judges and administrative leadership, the report said, are “deeply aware” of the presence of nepotism but didn't think they could fix it.
Hearing on Philly’s lost and stolen gun ordinance will continue in April, judge says
District Attorney Larry Krasner announced in January 2019 that he would enforce the ordinance in an attempt to limit straw gun sales in the city.