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The Disastrous Consequences of DA Larry Krasner’s “Reforms”

It was an interesting social experiment: What happens in a major metropolitan city like Philadelphia when you elect a district attorney whose primary goal is […]

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Want Philly to Stop Being Written Off as “Killadelphia”? Get Serious About Poverty.

From Friday through Sunday this Father’s Day weekend, there were 22 shootings, 32 victims, and six homicides in Philadelphia. Amid these multiple tragedies, more Philadelphians […]

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Philly’s Weekend Violence Has Officials Eager to Find Answers — and Place Blame

Officials in Philadelphia are searching for ways to curb gun violence after a particularly bloody Father’s Day weekend — and looking to pinpoint causes. On Monday evening, […]

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7 Philly Violence Prevention Programs to Know and Support This MLK Day

Monday marks the 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service, which commemorates the life and legacy of the pivotal leader who would have […]

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Mayor Kenney Announces New Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

At a City Hall press conference on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney announced a new set of initiatives aimed to curb gun violence in Philadelphia. The policy […]

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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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Anti–Gun Violence Advocates to Rally on Art Museum Steps

For the third year in a row, Philadelphians will gather on the steps of the Art Museum on Monday to rally against gun violence. The […]

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PHOTOS: The 10 Best Signs From Philly’s March for Our Lives

Thousands gathered in Old City on Saturday — as many more organized around the nation — for the March for Our Lives against gun violence. The […]

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Here Are the Details for Philly’s “March for Our Lives” Against Gun Violence

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Old City on Saturday for the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence. The demonstration, which […]

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PHOTOS: Students Flood Philly Streets for National School Walkout

Students all over the city — and the nation — left school on Wednesday morning to protest gun violence in the form of a walkout. Those who took […]

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Bucks School District Promises “Consequences” Over Protest, 100 Walk Out Anyway

After initially pledging support to students wishing to join in Wednesday morning’s national school walkout to advocate for gun law reform, the superintendent of one […]

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What You Need to Know About the Student Walkout to End Gun Violence

Students in Philadelphia and across the country will participate in a 17-minute walkout on Wednesday in protest of federal lawmakers’ hesitancy to pass tougher gun laws. […]

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Philly to Host “March for Our Lives” Anti-Gun Violence Rally

Less than two weeks have passed since the horrific mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Those looking to stand against gun violence will have the opportunity to […]

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LISTEN: A Philly Rapper Who Lost 45 Friends to Gun Violence

The latest episode of Pushback, the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]

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City Council Moves to Create Committee on Gun Violence

City Council members want to create a task force to fight gun violence in Philadelphia. Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Councilman […]