Introducing a new series, in which we delve into the city’s transactional culture of influence—and look at strategies for promoting public integrity
Reality Check: THE SHADY SHADOW (INTERIM) DA ELECTION
In the wake of a new temporary DA being named, a WURD host calls out the undemocratic process of choosing Kelley Hodge
Finally, A Hero
When a judge sent disgraced DA Seth Williams to jail to await sentencing, it was a display of what’s too often missing in Philly corruption cases: Outrage
Using one particular word when announcing he wouldn’t seek reelection may be embattled DA Seth Williams’ greatest contribution to the city
The Problem With Prosecutors
The Seth Williams saga raises concerns about those who dole out justice. Is there another way?
Has Seth Williams Jumped The Shark?
Lavish gifts, blown prosecutions, questionable judgments, and an FBI investigation into his finances. What went wrong?
The Price of Corruption, Part Deux
The far-reaching implications of the Fattah indictment
Tackling Gun Violence
Philly is still too crime-ridden. We know how to combat it. Why aren’t the mayoral candidates talking about it?