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Here’s What’s Behind the Sharp Left Turn in Philly’s District Attorney Race

Here’s What’s Behind the Sharp Left Turn in Philly’s District Attorney Race

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

Krasner is a civil rights attorney known for doing battle with police unions and defending the First Amendment rights of protesters ... Krasner simply wouldn’t have been a viable district attorney candidate a few years ago. He threatens the status quo as much as do Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. But he has grassroots support. ... the district attorney’s race may be a referendum on whether Philadelphia wants to be a progressive city or a Democratic one.

Meet the D.A. Candidate Who’s Defended Black Lives Matter and Occupy in Court

Meet the D.A. Candidate Who’s Defended Black Lives Matter and Occupy in Court

Larry Krasner was a defense attorney for years. Now he wants to change the system from within.

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

When Larry Krasner kicked off his campaign for district attorney in downtown Philadelphia in early February, more than a dozen political activists stood behind him. There were Black Lives Matter leaders, Occupy Philly alumni, and Arch Street United Methodist Church pastors, among others, almost all of whom Krasner has defended in court.

Civil Rights Lawyer Larry Krasner Enters Crowded Philly D.A. Race

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

Civil rights lawyer Lawrence Krasner has joined the race for Philadelphia District Attorney, becoming one of five Democrats (and one Republican) looking to oust incumbent Seth Williams. 

Krasner, 56, announced his candidacy while surrounded by activists and organizers yesterday evening in Center City, vowing to push for decarceration, fair law enforcement treatment toward minority and poor communities and the abolition of the death penalty.