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Krasner Sued by Longtime Director of Victim Services Who Says He Fired Her for Being White

When Larry Krasner campaigned to become the district attorney of Philadelphia, he did so on a platform that amounted to turning the office on its […]

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Most Charges Dropped Against BBWC Co-Founder Who Disrupted Council Meeting

On Thursday morning, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office dropped six of the seven charges filed against Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, after a disruption of a City […]

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Kenney and Krasner: Philly Retailers Should Stop Selling Toy Guns

Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner are calling on Philly retailers to stop selling toy guns. At a press conference on Thursday, Kenney […]

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6 Takeaways From the New Yorker’s Larry Krasner Profile

The New Yorker takes a long, hard look at Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner in its October 29th issue. Staff writer Jennifer Gonnerman’s lengthy piece on […]

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After Criticism, Krasner Launches Support Program for Families of Homicide Victims

District Attorney Larry Krasner‘s office has announced the creation of Philadelphia CARES, a new initiative geared toward supporting the families of homicide victims. Philadelphia CARES is […]

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DA Krasner: Sure, I’m Cool With Releasing Meek Mill

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has finally weighed in on Meek Mill’s prison sentence. In a motion filed in Common Pleas court on Wednesday, Krasner […]

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Krasner’s First Real Test: How He Handles “Tainted Cops” List

Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens feel gaslighted for their distrust of local law enforcement. Every time a specific case occurs that provides clear evidence of either […]

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City Council Declares Push to End Cash Bail in Philly

Philadelphia officials have declared their intention to end cash bail in the city. In a symbolic but nonetheless historic move, City Council members passed a resolution on […]

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DA Larry Krasner Hires Staffer to Protect Immigrants’ Rights

District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced a new position in the Philly prosecutor’s office geared toward protecting immigrants’ rights. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Krasner said […]

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Report: Larry Krasner Dismisses More than 30 Prosecutors

It’s been only three days since District Attorney Larry Krasner officially stepped in to his role, but his campaign promise to radically overhaul the prosecutors’ office already appears to […]

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Philly Just Got a Hate Crimes Hotline

It’s been about a year since former District Attorney Seth Williams (now in prison) created a Hate Crimes Task Force to “vigorously prosecute” hate crimes […]

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Seth Williams Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Philly’s embattled former district attorney Seth Williams has been sentenced to five years in prison. Williams, who was indicted in May, pleaded guilty during his federal trial […]

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Inquirer Endorses Republican Beth Grossman for DA

In a surprising move, the Inquirer has endorsed Republican District Attorney candidate Beth Grossman. The newspaper’s plug for Grossman has drawn outrage from supporters of Larry Krasner, the […]

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Progressives, I Am Done With You

Now that Philadelphia’s district attorney race has been set and we know that it’s going to be a battle between Republican Beth Grossman and Democrat […]

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Here’s One Millennial Who Didn’t Vote for Larry Krasner

I might be the only registered Democrat under the age of 30 who didn’t cast a vote for progressive darling Larry Krasner in Tuesday’s district […]