Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner forced 31 people out at the District Attorney’s office, prompting criticism from some and celebration from others. In an exclusive interview with Praise 107.9 FM host and Daily News columnist Solomon Jones, Krasner explained his motivations. “We did it because this is an office in need of culture change,” Krasner…

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IN 1991, a large black man was beaten by four white police officers. The videotaped attack appeared to be a clear case of police brutality. The black community was outraged, national publicity ensued, and the officers involved were criminally charged. That was the case of Rodney King, whose videotaped police beating was remarkably similar to the case…

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UPDATE: SUSPECTS CHARGED JONATHAN ROSA and CORNELIUS CRAWFORD, who allegedly carjacked, robbed, and sexually assaulted a female realtor at gunpoint in North Philadelphia at 11:15 a.m., on Friday, before losing control of the vehicle and killing three children, have been arrested in connection with the crime. Each man has been charged with three counts murder in the second…

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NEARLY TWO years ago when I began writing “The Philadelphia Experiment,” I was determined to find the good in Philadelphia. Since then, I’ve watched 24 schools close in the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. I’ve seen T-shirt memorials that starkly illustrate the tragedy of the city’s gun violence. I’ve seen the state ignore a $304 million school-budget…

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Question of the Day The latest Philadelphia-based accusation of police brutality involved a teenage boy being frisked. A female officer allegedly squeezed his genitals so hard a testicle ruptured. Sadly, there have been many other incidents involving our boys, some of them fatal. Given that reality, have you had the dreaded “talk” with your sons? Have…

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Question of the Day: You’re black. Or Latino. Or a liberal white person. In your mind everyone should be treated as an individual. But you’ve seen the news stories about purse snatchings and murders, and you find that you actually racially profile young black males when you see them walking down the street in hoodies,…

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