Listen: Gang Wars and Good Data
In the newest installment of How to Really Run a City, The Citizen’s acclaimed podcast, legendary Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey returns for a powerful conversation about public safety.
The PA Plan to Curb Porch Pirates
A new bill in the state legislature proposes tougher penalties for package theft — something any Philly resident with a stoop knows about all too well
Listen: Ali Velshi on Erasing the Tulsa Race Massacre
MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member says more than a century later, our country is still suppressing the truth about the White riot that destroyed the thriving Black community of Greenwood
A New Way To Police Philly?
Like cities around the world, Philly’s Police Assisted Diversion pilot has referred thousands of low-level offenders to social services instead of jail. The program is spreading to every district in the city this summer
Guest Commentary: Cleaner Streets are Key to Philly’s Success
Local business leaders on what the City must do to bring more visitors — and their economic impact — to Philadelphia
Is Social Media Behind Philly’s Rise in Violent Crime?
Instagram feuds, Twitter taunts and online videos are taking the blame for several shootings over the last couple of years. The answer is old-fashioned communication
Guest Commentary: The Next Mayor’s Crime Prevention Plan
Cities around the country are using cameras and data analysis to solve and prevent crimes. Is there a candidate, a local resident wonders, who will do the same in Philly?
Guest Commentary: How To End Our Culture of Gun Violence
A North Philly native who was shot, spent time in prison and worked in schools has seen a lot of violence. Here, he lays out his prescription for stopping it