Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, April edition.
BY JIMMY TOBIAS – THE NATION
... while you’re perusing the electoral scene, pay attention to Philadelphia too, where Larry Krasner, a long-time civil rights attorney and first amendment defender, is shaking up a seven-person Democratic primary to be the city’s next top prosecutor. If he wins, Krasner has said he will stop imprisoning people who can’t pay bail, effectively abolish the death penalty, maintain Philadelphia’s sanctuary city commitments, and prohibit prosecutions based on “illegal stop and frisk” tactics. The bespectacled progressive has been endorsed by national organizations like Our Revolution, Color of Change, and Democracy for America. The primary will take place on May 16.