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
Mystery Shopper: Where’s the Courtesy in “Courtesy Towing?”
The City "courtesy towed" a Philly driver's car. Here, we evaluate the process for getting it back.
Guest Commentary: Stupidest Ballot Question. Ever.
A Republican ward leader weighs in on Tuesday’s ballot question No. 1, a charter amendment that calls on the PPD to eliminate unconstitutional stop and frisk
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?