Dirty Harry Gets Emotional

When not calling perps “scumbags,” legendary cop Mike Chitwood calls for police to get in touch with their feelings. Is it our most needed reform?

By Larry Platt

We’re Number One!

Philly leads the nation in a dubious category: juvenile life without parole. Does it need to be this way?

By David A. Love

Just What Is A Sanctuary City?

Everything you always wanted to know about the debate no one knows anything about. A special report.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Where Young Black Lives Meet Blue

African American teenagers mingle with cops in a series of forums designed to humanize each to the other. It’s not the answer to all their problems—but it’s one step forward

By Quinn O'Callaghan

The Citizen Updates: Neighborhood Film Company

As their commercial business has exploded, they’ve taken time out for a short paean to the place Ricky Staub loves most in the world: North Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Unlikely Foodies

Philabundance Community Kitchen has helped 600 disadvantaged and recently incarcerated people get culinary jobs—helping to keep them out of prison

By Quinn O'Callaghan

The Citizen Recommends: I Am Jane Doe

The documentary about sex trafficking, produced by a local philanthropist, opens Friday and asks: What happens when child sex traffickers hide behind the First Amendment?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Trials of O.G. Law

Artist, activist, formerly incarcerated: Michael Ta’Bon will spend next month in a makeshift jail cell in public places. His message? Choose peace

By Thomas Fox Parry

Fighting for FREEdom

I’m FREE is one of few programs answering to the issues women face when they re-enter society from prison

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Trump and the City: Law Enforcement

The second of an ongoing series navigating our new reality

By Jeremy Nowak