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Meet the D.A. Candidate Who’s Defended Black Lives Matter and Occupy in Court

When Larry Krasner kicked off his campaign for district attorney in downtown Philadelphia in early February, more than a dozen political activists stood behind him. There […]

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Williams’s Former Top Deputy El-Shabazz Joins D.A. Race

Tariq Karim El-Shabazz, the former top deputy of District Attorney Seth Williams, has joined six others vying to fill Williams’ position next term. 

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OPINION: Crowded District Attorney Race Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

There is an adage that goes: “To speak without thinking is to shoot without aiming.” Someone should have told that to former federal prosecutor Joe […]

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Did Seth Williams’s Top Assistant Resign to Run for D.A.?

Tariq Karim El-Shabazz, a longtime defense attorney who became District Attorney Seth Williams’s first assistant district attorney late last summer, resigned on Monday. But it’s […]

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Does D.A. Williams’ Withdrawal Mean Philly Democrats Are Finally Learning?

Something extremely rare in Philadelphia politics happened today: A Democratic elected official who has been under investigation by the FBI announced that he would not run […]

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D.A. Seth Williams Shocks City: He Will Not Seek Reelection

The upcoming race for district attorney has just lost a candidate: Two-term incumbent Seth Williams has announced that he will not seek reelection.

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Civil Rights Lawyer Larry Krasner Enters Crowded Philly D.A. Race

Civil rights lawyer Lawrence Krasner has joined the race for Philadelphia District Attorney, becoming one of five Democrats (and one Republican) looking to oust incumbent Seth […]

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The FOP Has Put Up Anti–Seth Williams Billboards

Telling the Inquirer his union was willing to spend an “unlimited amount of resources” in the Democratic primary against Seth Williams, FOP Lodge 5 head […]

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Seth Williams Hit With Largest Ethics Fine in City History

District Attorney Seth Williams will pay $62,000 in penalties after agreeing to a settlement with Philadelphia’s Ethics Board. The board announced the settlement in a […]

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Philly’s Public Defender: George Soros’s Associates Wanted Me to Run for D.A.

Why would an up-and-coming progressive turn down billionaire George Soros? That’s the question some Philadelphia Democrats are now asking, after chief public defender Keir Bradford-Grey told her employees last […]

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D.A. Candidate Donates $250,000 to Own Campaign, Triggering “Millionaire’s Provision”

On Monday, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced that Michael Untermeyer, one of five candidates hoping to unseat Seth Williams as district attorney later this […]

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Philly FOP Criticizes D.A. for Not Charging Teen in Cop Fight

The president of Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police union has criticized District Attorney Seth Williams for his decision not to charge a 16-year-old girl involved in […]

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Grossman: Philly “Deserves Better” Than Seth Williams

If you’re going to try to hold a press conference in the middle of Kensington, you have to expect the unexpected. Former city prosecutor Beth […]

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Two More Candidates Join Philly District Attorney Race

Two former assistant district attorneys have joined the Philly District Attorney race, bringing the total number of competitors to six – including two-term incumbent Seth Williams. 

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Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]