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DA Krasner Walks Back Comments on Philadelphia’s Violence Crisis

Emma Lee
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner speaks during a press conference on the handling of gun crimes and other serious offenses.

Philadelphia’s District Attorney continues to walk back statements he made last week saying that the city was not seeing a spike in violence crime. Those comments gained national attention and rebuke from community activists who are dealing with the deadliest year in Philadelphia for homicides. WHYY’s Tom MacDonald has more.

(Original air-date: 12/15/21)

WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald is a lifelong Philadelphia-area resident who has worked in the region since the mid-1980s. Tom started in commercial radio covering the MOVE standoff with police for WFIL-AM. He was also City Hall Bureau Chief, covering government and politics for more than a decade, for WWDB-FM.