Guest Commentary: Do Philly Officials Have Confidence in Krasner?
State and local leaders refused to comment on the city’s district attorney to a Broad + Liberty reporter. Meanwhile, murders eclipsed the 100 mark
Guest Commentary: We Need A Gun Violence “Marshall Plan”
Last week, The Citizen’s co-founder put out a call for new ideas to stop the shootings in Philly. City Council’s public safety chair responds with some steps to consider.
Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Jobs
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s anti-violence program has helped reduce shootings in Chicago’s South Side by 33 percent—while citywide, violence has spiked. The key? Economic opportunity
Guest Commentary: More Jobs, Less Violence
An emergency room doctor on the frontline of Philly’s homicide epidemic calls for a new approach to ending gun violence: Economic opportunity
No Common Sense on Guns
The only gun bills the state legislature will consider this year take us backwards, not forwards. Is there anything Philly can do?
Ideas We Should Steal: Reducing Gun Violence
Oakland cut its gun violence rate in half by using a version of programs Philly abandoned in 2015. With shootings on the rise, isn’t it time we embraced Ceasefire?
Reality Check: A Winnable Gun Debate
A ban on “battlefield weapons” could keep casualties from mass shootings down. That, WURD’s afternoon host contends, should be the sole message from gun control advocates
Good Guy With A Gun Misses The Mark
As the city prepares for the student-led March for Our Lives, a former city official and gun violence survivor calls for real gun sense—not arming teachers