philadelphia-courts

Systemic racism still festering inside city’s courts, Black judges say during legislative hearing

BY: - December 9, 2020

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

BY: - October 27, 2020

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

BY: - July 13, 2020

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

BY: - March 7, 2020

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.