Philadelphia Tribune

Meet the Blackest White D.A. Candidate Ever

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE (COLUMN)

I initially didn’t feel comfortable with the idea of endorsing a white guy for the top elected law enforcement position in a city that’s nearly 50 percent Black.

But Larry’s no ordinary white guy. Quite the contrary, he’s the Blackest white guy I know. When it comes to candidates for political office, they shouldn’t tell the Black community what they’re gonna do for us. Instead, they should show us what they’ve already done. And Larry’s done a lot. A whole lot.

Here are three (of numerous) reasons why the Black community should vote for him:

D.A. candidate Larry Krasner gathers early attention in race

D.A. candidate Larry Krasner gathers early attention in race

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE

District Attorney candidate Larry Krasner believes his candidacy isn’t about him.

“I think the excitement is really about the ideas,” he said in a recent interview with The Tribune. “My background gives those ideas credibility, because there are people who talk the talk and there are people who walk the walk.”

A look at Philly's D.A. candidates

A look at Philly's D.A. candidates

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE

One District Attorney candidate, who immediately gained the support of activist and attorney Michael Coard, has dedicated much of his career as an attorney to giving back and helping others. ...He notably represented Askia Sabur in a police brutality case in which Philadelphia Police Officers were videotaped beating Sabur, who was charged with resisting arrest and assault. Sabur was cleared on all charges.

Krasner said his study of the U.S. Constitution through his civil rights work will help him bring the necessary change to the D.A.’s office.