Guest Commentary: “I want to go home. I want my brother”

A bystander of the Fourth of July shooting points out a fact of gun violence in America: Most are not mass shootings, but the everyday violence that plagues communities.

By Daniel Gurevitch

The Return of Stop and Frisk?

The debate, floated by Council President Darrell Clarke and engaged by Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, is proof that, when it comes to combatting gun violence in Philadelphia, our leaders live in a fact-free zone

By Larry Platt

Progressives vs. Safety

Philly’s former district attorney on how Larry Krasner’s progressive policies fail to prevent crime — and what we should do differently

By R. Seth Williams

“We Deserve for You to Protect Us”

In the midst of another grim year of gun violence, The Trace asked Philadelphians what they want leaders to do. Here’s what they said.

By Sabrina Iglesias

Can Philly Solve Its ATV Problem?

ATVs, buggies and dirt bikes are wreaking havoc on Philly streets and fueling a sense of disorder. What cities are smartly confronting the problem?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen: Stronger Every Day

Tashawn Strother’s son was shot. Two years later, she tells the incredibly moving story of her family’s long journey to healing as part of the Center for Gun Violence Reporting’s Credible Messenger Project

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Child Sexual Abuse is Preventable

There are signs, and you can learn to see them. A Philly children’s advocate urges all of us to get trained and intervene this summer.

By Benita Williams

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

By Larry Platt