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?

By Larry Platt

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.

By Isabel Mehta

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

By Charles D. Ellison

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

By Larry Platt

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?

By Charles D. Ellison

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

By Larry Platt

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

By Charles D. Ellison

The Hardest Job In Philly?

The resignation of Richard Ross highlights a department in dire need of culture change

By Larry Platt