By: Gabe Kaminsky September 03, 2021
Amid surging crime in Pennsylvania’s largest cities, it remains unclear if Democratic leadership is up to the task of ensuring law and order.
Prosecutions have fallen dramatically under Larry Krasner, the city’s progressive district attorney who has sparred with Kenney. As it stands, 65 percent of gun charges have been dismissed or withdrawn this year, marking a 17 percent increase since 2015. In 2015, there were 375 guilty pleas; in 2020, just 148.