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Philly Mayor Kenney stands by his violence prevention plan as homicides show no sign of ebbing

BY: - June 23, 2021

The mayor defended his approach to reducing gun violence in Philadelphia on Wednesday at a time when the homicide rate was up 38 percent.

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Data: Black people in Pa. are more than 5 times as likely as whites to be killed by police | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 1, 2021

Black people are 11 percent of Pa.'s population, but they made up 33 percent of the people killed by police between 2013-2020, a new report concludes.

Top brass at Philly Police concerned about escalating violence this summer

BY: - May 27, 2021

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, warmer weather and increasing numbers of residents outside may exacerbate shootings and homicides in the coming months.

Will Philadelphia see a rise in gun violence this summer? | Analysis

BY: - May 24, 2021

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, a time when there's a surge in gun violence on Philadelphia streets.

Morale down: Philly’s Black police face post-Floyd era

BY: - May 24, 2021

Crystal Williams-Coleman has waded into an oncoming hail of anti-police crossfire ever since becoming president of Philadelphia’s Guardian Civic League in March 2020.

Philly Police Commish Outlaw signals support for allowing veteran cops to live outside city, drawing pushback from council president

BY: - May 13, 2021

"When you live in the city, City Council President Darrell Clarke said, “you’re vested. This whole unplugged thing I don’t quite understand.”

Philly Councilor Brooks questions Kenney’s urgency on shifting crossing guards out of police department

BY: - May 11, 2021

Mayor Jim Kenney shifted $14 million in total out of the police budget for the current year’s spending plan.

Black coalition calls for an ammunition tracking system in Pennsylvania

BY: - April 25, 2021

The number of homicides in Philadelphia stood at 151 as of Tuesday, up 30 percent compared with the same time last year, according to the police department’s website.

As killings surge, Philly Mayor Jim Kenney has few solutions

BY: - March 18, 2021

Homicides and shootings disproportionately affect African-American Philadelphians. Last year, they accounted for nearly 86 percent of homicides and 84 percent of shooting victims. 

How will Philadelphia respond to verdict in trial of Minneapolis cop who killed George Floyd?

BY: - March 13, 2021

Some activists and faith leaders say the jury remains out on that question but some are working now to head off a potential repeat of last year’s civil unrest and looting.

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 Police Commissioner Outlaw talks the good, bad, and ugly of her first year

BY: - February 9, 2021

"There’s almost like an expectation of perfection of me. There’s no perfect being. And just be asked something like that is — I don’t know. Pick one."