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
The Real Story Behind Philly’s Violence Epidemic
D.A. Larry Krasner is in denial, the mayor has thrown up his hands, and the police commissioner has gone MIA. But maybe the ultimate solution to our historic scourge of violence lies beyond them, anyway
A Predictable Powder Keg
Philly officials who overlooked the smoldering tensions around Aramingo Avenue did that neighborhood—and our city—a grave disservice
Does Police Reform Include Better Policing?
A virtual panel discussion last week was full of talk of reform. But you wouldn’t have known we’re in the midst of a tragic murder epidemic
An Argument For Funding The Police
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw on her crime fighting plan, which is full of state-of-the-art reforms. So here’s a novel thought…why not fund it?
Ideas We Should Steal: Police as Guardians Not Warriors
Critical thinking, empathy and kindness are saving lives from Scotland to Florida. Why not in Philly?
Ideas We Should Steal: Ethical Policing
The New Orleans Police Department has been remade thanks to an innovative peer intervention program. Can the Philly PD undergo a similar culture change?
Reality Check: Even a pandemic can’t stop the murders
Philly’s homicide rate continues to rise, even during the quarantine. Where, WURD’s mid-day host wonders, is Danielle Outlaw in all this?