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?
Yesterday’s Protests, Today
In 1967, thousands of students marched to protest inadequate schooling for Black Philadelphians. In this new moment of racial uprising, a group of high schoolers won the right to honor them.
Reality Check: In Policing, Prevention is the Best Medicine
How about we keep murderous cops off the force to begin with? WURD’s midday host lays out a plan to do that
Defund the FOP
Less police funding wouldn’t have spared George Floyd’s life or upended systemic racism. But real reform of police unions might
Reality Check: Reinventing the Police Advisory Commission Wheel
Three years ago, Mayor Kenney “reestablished” the department’s civilian oversight board. So, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, what’s so different this time?
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
Reality Check: How to Ignore a Gun Crisis
WURD’s afternoon host on how the Mayor’s response to Commissioner Ross’s resignation this week misses the point
The Hardest Job In Philly?
The resignation of Richard Ross highlights a department in dire need of culture change