Integrity Icon 2024: Deion Sumpter

The Director of the city’s Group Violence Intervention program has tapped into the keys to stopping gun violence in Philadelphia: compassion, industry, diligence, expansion — and never getting comfortable

By Christina Griffith

2024 Integrity Icon: Adara Combs

The first-ever director of Philly’s Office of Victim Advocate has parlayed a decade in the DA’s office to bring dignity and much-needed help to victims and their communities

By Malcolm Burnley

Citizen of the Week: John Solomon of Endangered Kind

Lifelong North Philadelphian John Solomon uses his own experiences to help young people in his community escape the cycle of gun violence

By Norah Rami

Is Larry Krasner Soft on Crime?

The DA just won his second historic conviction of an on-duty police officer. Here’s why House Republicans are using that against him

By Mensah M. Dean

“Ghost Guns Are A Nightmare”

On the heels of settling a lawsuit with Philly, the nation’s largest manufacturer of controversial ghost gun kits has now been sued by a local victim’s parents. Are we finally catching up to the ghost gun crisis?

By Mensah M. Dean

Recap: Let’s Hire an Attorney General!

The Citizen held its latest Ultimate Job Interview Monday for the state’s most important election. See what you missed, learn about the candidates — and vote

By Malcolm Burnley

Why SEPTA Halted Its New Gun-Detection System

SEPTA didn’t expand its pilot with Conshohocken's ZeroEyes, which manages AI gun-detection technology. How will the City keep riders safe after a surge of gunfire this March?

By Mensah M. Dean

A “Wake Up Call” on Guns

A District Attorney diversion program is offering a second chance to those with no prior convictions and whose only crime was having an unlicensed gun. It aims to work around a state law that treats Philadelphians more harshly than other Pennsylvanians

By Mensah M. Dean