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Krasner Announces Big Shakeup in Homicide Unit of DA’s Office

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner released two memos to his staff on Tuesday afternoon detailing a number of significant policy changes that are sure to […]

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Krasner Announces Homicide Charges Against Ex-Cop Who Shot Fleeing Black Suspect

On Tuesday morning, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner held a press conference announcing the indictment of former Philadelphia police officer Ryan Pownall on charges that include […]

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Philly Nonprofits Post Bail for Rittenhouse Murder Suspect Michael White

Two Philadelphia nonprofits say they have jointly posted bail for Michael White, the 21-year-old college student charged in the high-profile Rittenhouse murder of real estate developer […]

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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 Intends to Pursue Lesser Murder Charge in Rittenhouse Stabbing

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has decided to withdraw a first-degree murder charge against Michael White, a 21-year-old college student accused in the July 12th […]

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Philly Celebrates Eastern State Penitentiary’s Final Bastille Day

Alas, all good things must come to an end — and Eastern State Penitentiary’s beloved Bastille Day event, which took over Fairmount Avenue one last time […]

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No Charges for Cecily Tynan After Alleged Assault at U2 Concert

The office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner won’t be filing criminal charges against 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan following allegations of assault at a […]

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Brothers Plead Guilty to Killing Police Officer, Avoid Death Penalty

Two brothers pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III during a 2015 robbery in a video game store. The men, Carlton Hipps […]

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MOVE 9 Member Debbie Africa Released From Prison After 39 Years

After spending more than 39 years in prison for her role in the 1978 murder of Philadelphia police officer James Ramp, MOVE member Debbie Africa […]

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Why Isn’t Philly Ready to Elect a Radically Progressive Black Candidate?

For the last two primary election cycles, I’ve felt conflicted over the victories of progressive candidates. In one sense, I’ve become more optimistic about the future of […]

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Here’s What to Do If You Spot Voting Shenanigans on Primary Day in Philadelphia

In response to the controversy surrounding last year’s special election in the state House’s 197th District in North Philadelphia, DA Larry Krasner has mobilized a […]

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Sanders, Krasner Will Host a Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform

We told you Philadelphia was going to feel the Bern on Friday. Ahead of Bernie Sanders’s rally with John Fetterman at City Hall on Friday […]

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Krasner Requests Budget Increase for DA’s Office

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner asked City Council for a 13 percent funding increase for his office during a budget hearing held on Tuesday, […]

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A Second Cop Said Under Oath That Meek Mill Pointed Gun at Him, Court Records Reveal

In the age of Trump, the fight to #freeMeekMill has sucked up as much media oxygen as any story could without an appearance by Trump […]

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Krasner’s First 100 Days: DA Says Social Reform More Effective Than Prison in Preventing Crime

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner hears what his detractors say about him. Because the progressive Democrat has made it his business to end mass incarceration […]