The election of civil rights attorney Larry Krasner as District Attorney in Philadelphia has already completely reshaped policing and criminal justice in the city. In his first week, he fired 31 prosecutors who wouldn’t get on board with his program of radical change and instituted a “do-not-call” list of 29 officers…
Update, Sunday, 8:35 a.m.: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson released a statement calling the arrests at a Philadelphia store this week “reprehensible” and “disheartening,” and vowed to offer the two men who were racially profiled a “face-to-face apology” (see the full statement below).
Last week, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced his office would no longer pursue charges for marijuana possession, and dropped charges for 51 people en masse.
Last November, Philadelphians elected civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner as their new district attorney. Krasner is a shining example of why local elections matter more than ever, and of the good that local officials can do in spite of an oppressively conservative federal agenda.
Citing the potential for more “senseless carnage” in the future, three major U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Defense demanding the military fix the heavily flawed ways it reports criminal convictions to background check databases for potential gun buyers.
On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that the Justice Department couldn’t withhold funding from Philadelphia simply because of its status as a sanctuary city.
Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter president unleashed some particularly hostile words to describe Black Lives Matter activists at a “Back the Blue” event last week. While addressing the crowd at a rally organized by the city’s largest police union, president John McNesby referred to BLM activists as “a…
Recording on–duty police officers in public is protected by the Constitution, another federal appeals court ruled on Friday. A broad judicial consensus now exists on this point, as not a single U.S. federal appeals court has ruled against the public’s right to record police officers fulfilling public duties.
Donald Trump is president of the United States of America. Approximately 2.3 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. right now, about 25% of all of the world’s prisoners. African-Americans are imprisoned at a rate six times higher than that of white people. And as people of color have been murdered at the hands of…
In cities across the United States, local businesses are closing their doors as part of a nationwide "day without immigrants" strike.
In widely circulated video posted to social media on Monday, a black teenager can be seen being beaten by a Philadelphia police officer, leading to internal investigation by the city's police department into the incident. Philadelphia police confirmed to Fusion in an email that the teen is being charged with "assault…
A history and politics professor at Drexel University received "hundreds" of death threats and was publicly reprimanded by the school’s administration after he tweeted satirically about "White Genocide" on Christmas Eve.
Donald Trump's talk about deporting undocumented immigrants has spurred a lot of cities and organizations to talk about having "sanctuary" status, but some churches are talking about going even further than that. How far? Think Hunchback of Notre Dame.
PHILADELPHIA—Hillary Clinton framed tomorrow's election in generational terms at her penultimate rally of 2016, firing up supporters just steps from the birthplace of the nation and hours before polls opened.
PHILADELPHIA—As Donald Trump has spun his argument that tomorrow's election is going to be stolen from him, he has repeatedly focused on Philadelphia. The Republican nominee has singled out this city as an example of the dangers of voting fraud—without evidence—and encouraged his mostly white supporters to monitor…
PHILADELPHIA—A strike that has brought Philadelphia's public transit system to a standstill ended Monday, resolving worries by local officials that it could depress turnout in this key Democratic stronghold on Election Day.
The militant white supremacists behind some of the most racist corners of the internet are planning efforts to intimidate black voters across the country, Politico reported on Wednesday.