Is Kevin Bethel the Police Changemaker We Need?
Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker’s choice for new Philly Police Commissioner transformed the school-to-prison pipeline. Can he do the same for the city writ large?
Who Should Replace Danielle Outlaw?
Philly’s police commissioner announced her resignation this week. Here, some candidates the next mayor should consider, and why
Seriously? Now Drag Racing is a … Hobby?
Hey, Inquirer: Philly’s latest tragic example of antisocial disorder ought to be called out for what it is
Reality Check: Will a New Police Chief Above Our Old Police Chief Change Anything?
City Councilmembers are celebrating the idea of a “Public Safety Director” to oversee violence reduction in Philly. But, WURD’s midday host wonders, what will that really solve?
What to Do With the Philadelphia Roundhouse
The City plans to sell the old police headquarters. Can — and will — it be redeveloped in a way that respects the building’s history?
What the Controller’s Police Audit Didn’t Say
Rebecca Rhynhart’s detailed analysis of the department’s budget included several dozen recommendations. The most important one never got a mention
What Mattered In 2021
2021 was another year of tragedy and hardship—and also hope and resilience. In other words: It was Philly.
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