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?
Jim Kenney Giveth, Jim Kenney Taketh Away
Just a week after his inspiring police commissioner choice, the new boss seems a lot like the old boss
Jim Kenney’s Home Run
With his selection of Danielle Outlaw as police commissioner, the Mayor showed vision and guts. Now comes the hard part: Making sure reform succeeds