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May 19, 2021
The Police Union Failed Miserably in Its Attempt to Beat Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner
Across the country, police unions are trying to defeat progressive reformers. Tuesday’s hotly contested election shows voters remain committed to changing an unjust system.
May 18, 2021
Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation’s Most Powerful DA’s Office
The Manhattan district attorney’s office is a vital cog in New York City’s vast incarceration machine. Tahanie Aboushi is running to change that.
April 2, 2021
How the Elmhurst Three Finally Won Their Freedom
published the story of three men—George Bell, Gary Johnson, and Rohan Bolt—imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit. At last, they’re home.
January 25, 2021
The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists
The Biden administration will be judged by how seriously it prosecutes the white supremacists who tried to overturn the election.
September 17, 2020
Is Bill Barr Trump’s Most Dangerous Sidekick?
The attorney general has been chipping away at the rule of law for 18 months. Last night, he made another big claim to unfettered power.
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September 2, 2020
The Authorities Are Still Gunning for Breonna Taylor
While the police officers who killed Taylor remain at large, prosecutors have been harassing the Black men who knew her in a desperate attempt to tarnish her name.
July 23, 2020
As Trump Threatens Cities, Philadelphia’s DA Prepares to Uphold the Rule of Law
“Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office,” says Larry Krasner.
July 16, 2020
Austin, Texas, Just Voted to End the Drug War
Voters just nominated a candidate for DA who says, “On day one, we will end the prosecution of low-level drug offenses.”
June 24, 2020
Drop the Charges Against Protesters!
It’s time for prosecutors to get on the right side of history—and grant amnesty to Black Lives Matter protesters.
Arjun Singh Sethi
February 17, 2020
Audia Jones Wants to Redefine Criminal Justice in Texas
Disappointed in her old boss, a former district attorney is running to be the Harris County district attorney on one of the most progressive platforms of 2020.