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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 […]

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Krasner Establishes Advisory Committee for Crime Victims

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner apologized to the city’s victims on Friday and promised more inclusion in his office’s decision-making process in the future with […]

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Philly’s Chief Public Defender Challenges Handling of Probation Violations

In a memo to top judges in Philadelphia’s Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas, the chief of the city’s public defender association wrote that […]

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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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Philly Celebs, Social Justice Advocates Rally Behind Meek Mill at Penn

Meek Mill’s attorney Joe Tacopina certainly isn’t shy when it comes to expressing his feelings about his famous client’s sentencing judge, Genece Brinkley. At a […]

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Philly FOP President Blasts DA Krasner in Letter to Police Cadets

It’s no secret that John McNesby isn’t the biggest fan of District Attorney Larry Krasner. The brash leader of Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police union […]

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DA Krasner Charges Officer in Controversial Kensington Arrest Video

District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office has charged the Philadelphia police officer seen in a contentious arrest video that circulated online this past summer. James Yeager, who […]

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DA Larry Krasner Appoints Second Second-in-Command

If you couldn’t tell already, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner doesn’t exactly stick to the usual script. The progressive Democrat’s choice for first assistant district […]

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DA Krasner Will Drop Cash Bail for Most Non-Violent Crimes

In a move to fulfill his campaign promises, District Attorney Larry Krasner announced on Wednesday plans for cash bail reform in Philadelphia. Speaking at a […]

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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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Larry Krasner Sues Big Pharma, Drops All Marijuana Possession Charges

On the same day a Philly.com op-ed was published in which Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (and Mayor Kenney) admitted the failure that was the […]

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Kenney and Krasner: Criminalizing Crack Addiction Was a Mistake

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner declared on Thursday that criminalizing crack addiction in the 1970s and ’80s was a mistake. In an […]

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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 […]