The Little-Known Leader Pushing For Urgency on Gun Violence
While Mayor Kenney, DA Krasner and police commissioner Outlaw point fingers and demonstrate the Philly Shrug, State Sen. Art Haywood rejects the politics of helplessness
Reality Check: Philly Knows How to Fix our Gun Violence Problem
So why, WURD’s midday host wonders, won’t it do so? Here, some proven ways to combat the scourge of shootings in Philly
Ideas We Should Steal: Fight City Gun Violence with Better Street Design
One Portland neighborhood reduced gun violence 60 percent by changing traffic patterns and reviving a park. Philly could do that, right?
Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Cognitive Behavior Therapy
A program in Massachusetts and Baltimore trains shooters to refrain from shooting by literally changing their minds
Turning the Tide on Gun Violence… Everywhere But Philly
Some big city mayors are saying enough is enough and are—finally—doubling down on smart policing and prosecution. Here in Philly? Not so much
Guest Commentary: The Economic Imperative To Stop Gun Violence
Lives and livelihoods are at stake in Philly’s surge of shootings. A state house candidate and public policy advocate urges Harrisburg to act now.
Giving a Face to Gun Violence
Five reasons why you should read An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, by Alex Kotlowitz, after watching The Citizen’s most recent virtual event
Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence Through Better Policing
While murder and shootings have spiked in Philly and elsewhere, both Camden and Newark have made progress in reducing gun violence by adopting smart policing techniques. Why don’t we do what they’ve done?