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West Philly Dem is Going Tough on Crime; Progressives Call Bill ‘Terrifyingly Awful’


A freshman Philadelphia Democrat has set off a firestorm in Harrisburg by proposing a bill that would establish new mandatory minimum sentences. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports it’s an approach much more in line with Republicans’ criminal justice platform than his own party’s.

(Original air-date: 6/15/21)

Katie Meyer is WHYY’s political reporter. She covers politics, policy, power, and elections at every level of government, with the goal of showing how it all affects people’s lives.