Jewish Exponent

Lawrence Krasner Taking a Swing at DA’s Office


“I want to be DA because I’ve been in the criminal court system and doing civil rights primarily for poor people for 30 years and believe the DA’s office has gone drastically in the wrong direction for 30 years,” Krasner said. “In 2014, Philadelphia had the highest homicide rate of the 10 largest cities and also had the highest poverty rate. So you have people sitting in jail four times longer than average, and all those mass incarcerations are expenses draining public education,” he said.