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DA Krasner Walks Back Comments on Philadelphia’s Violence Crisis

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
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)