Ideas We Should Steal: Gun Violence Solutions
Yesterday’s shooting outside a Roxborough football game is another sign that Philadelphia is failing to staunch its rampant gun violence — despite evidence about what works. Here are some ideas.
How to Recruit More (Good) Cops
An Inquirer story this week unpacked the ever-worsening Philly police officer shortage. Here, what Philly could learn from other cities on recruiting more qualified people to the job.
Two Years Later, You Can Still Help Enact Racial Justice
More than 400 Black Americans have died at the hands of police since George Floyd's murder on this day in 2020. What can we do? Plenty.
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
Making Sense of the Senseless
As Baltimore burns, there is a whole lot of denunciation. But maybe MLK was right when he said “a riot is the language of the unheard”
Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Changing Police Culture
A retired police sergeant on abuse of power, systemic reform and the deadly problem with “Contempt of Cop”
Ideas We Should Steal: Mental Health Police Reforms That Work
If we really want to honor Walter Wallace Jr., let's look at and consider implementing some of these successful—systemic—solutions from around the world
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