For those of you lucky enough to not live in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer is a leftist fish-wrap which spends its day attacking conservatives while covering for incompetent Democrat politicians. Recently Soros-installed District Attorney Larry Krasner addressed the corrupt City Council about the skyrocketing violent crime rate.
Krasner lied about the statistics, and get this, the Inquirer covered for him.
On Oct. 13th, District Attorney Larry Krasner showed up at City Council to address a Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention. With the city heading toward all-time highs in shootings and murders, Krasner was in a pickle because the police department had just laid out some devastating stats that showed what a horrible job Krasner was doing at prosecuting gun crimes. To make matters worse, those stats came directly from the D.A.’s own “Open Data Dashboard.”
The stats showed that the conviction rate in the D.A.’s office for prosecuting gun crimes had fallen from a high of 73% in 2015, when Seth Williams was D.A., all the way down to 35% so far this year under D.A. Krasner.
Meanwhile, the number of gun crime cases that were either withdrawn or dismissed by the D.A.’s office was headed the other way, going from 17% in 2015, when Seth Williams was D.A., all the way up to 61% this year under D.A. Krasner.
As of yesterday, the city earned its 454th homicide. On Wednesday, we had one shooting and multiple shooting incidents where someone fired a gun. I entered thirty-seven jobs, most of them were violent crimes. Every day I walk into the division is a day I want to quit. My division is extremely short-handed, the shootings are way up, and we cannot effectively work cases because the cops are bringing us bullshit – fraud reports, retail thefts, etc. – which clogs the system.
The department is never going back to the way it was, and most of the upper-echelon want us to quit, because that frees up more money for this awful city. Philadelphia is dead, murdered by corrupt Democrat politicians and a citizenry which doesn’t care.