Guest Commentary: We Do Know How to Curb Gun Violence

Police Commissioner Bethel and DA Krasner can't explain the recent drop in gun violence. The head of a community nonprofit on the frontlines says it’s no mystery — but there should be more support

By Mazzie Casher

Guest Commentary: Philly Finally Fights Back

A Republican former Chester County DA on how Philly is turning the corner on crime

By Thomas Hogan

Integrity Icon 2024: Deion Sumpter

The Director of the city’s Group Violence Intervention program has tapped into the keys to stopping gun violence in Philadelphia: compassion, industry, diligence, expansion — and never getting comfortable

By Christina Griffith

2024 Integrity Icon: Adara Combs

The first-ever director of Philly’s Office of Victim Advocate has parlayed a decade in the DA’s office to bring dignity and much-needed help to victims and their communities

By Malcolm Burnley

Citizen of the Week: John Solomon of Endangered Kind

Lifelong North Philadelphian John Solomon uses his own experiences to help young people in his community escape the cycle of gun violence

By Norah Rami

Is Larry Krasner Soft on Crime?

The DA just won his second historic conviction of an on-duty police officer. Here’s why House Republicans are using that against him

By Mensah M. Dean

“Ghost Guns Are A Nightmare”

On the heels of settling a lawsuit with Philly, the nation’s largest manufacturer of controversial ghost gun kits has now been sued by a local victim’s parents. Are we finally catching up to the ghost gun crisis?

By Mensah M. Dean

The Citizen Recommends: The Sicilian Inheritance

In her new Philly novel, bestselling author and podcaster Jo Piazza explores a century-old murder, women’s strengths — and her own unresolved family mystery. Then, she turned it into a true crime podcast

By Olivia Kram