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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Blacks are 2.5 times more likely than whites to be shot and killed by police. In recent years, those statistics have roared into focus through the deaths of boys like Tamir Rice, women like Rekia Boyd, and men like Philando Castille. Their images fill the screens of our computers, televisions and phones, but we never learn what happens to…

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On his 900 am WURD radio show, Solomon Jones speaks with newly appointed Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross about Black Lives Matter, diversity in police recruitment, corruption community relations, and more. Photo: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross in Love Park by Philadelphia City Council Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He…

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As darkness draped the streets of West Philadelphia, Edward Archer was caught on video walking up to a police cruiser, extending his arm, and pumping 13 bullets into the vehicle, hitting Officer Jesse Hartnett three times. The gravely wounded officer returned fire, hitting the fleeing suspect, and Archer was captured shortly thereafter. But it wasn’t…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday November 23 1. Mali Hunts More Suspects In Extremists’ Deadly Attack On Hotel After gunmen attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital and killed at least 19 people, the authorities are looking for at least three suspects. Two others died Friday. Jihadist group al-Mourabitoun says it is behind the attacks, and…

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Daron Goforth, a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy, was killed when Shannon Miles allegedly approached from behind and pumped 15 bullets into his body. I am appalled by the crime. If, as the video evidence seems to show, Miles took this officer’s life, Miles should face justice through our legal system. I have seen the speculation that Miles…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday August 5 1. Family of Sandra Bland sues arresting officer The family of Sandra Bland – the 28-year-old black woman found dead in her jail cell last month – is suing the Texas state trooper who arrested her in what started as a routine traffic stop, but took a tragic turn.…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday May 26 1. Cleveland Officer Acquitted In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects A judge handed down a verdict of not guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter against a Cleveland officer charged in the 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — unarmed suspects who were caught in a 137-shot…

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The Baltimore Police Department has completed its investigation into the April 12 death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury a week after he was arrested for allegedly carrying a switchblade and fleeing police. The department’s findings went to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who announced Friday that all six…

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On Monday, when the Justice Department released its report recommending changes in the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of deadly force policies, I thought of the first time I saw police brutality. I was 24, my parents had just divorced, and I’d only recently moved to North Philadelphia from West Oak Lane. As a child who’d…

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