Philadelphia DA says GOP’s focus on crime surge is ‘racist messaging’

Oct 21, 2022 | Political News

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner held a press conference Friday to speak against a Republican-led effort to impeach him, during which he accused the GOP of using “coded and racist language” in their efforts to target crime. 

State House Republicans have been working since June to impeach Krasner, a Democrat, due to the uptick in crime since he was elected in 2017. According to 2020 data, shootings are up 54 percent, and homicides have climbed by 50 percent since he entered office.