Williams wins hard fought DA primary

    The name of Philadelphia’s next District Attorney has been narrowed down to two men, though in the Democratic-dominated city, the Republican will face long odds in November. Democrat Seth Williams won yesterday’s primary election.

    The name of Philadelphia’s next District Attorney has been narrowed down to two men, though in the Democratic-dominated city, the Republican will face long odds in November. Democrat Seth Williams won yesterday’s primary election.

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    Seth Williams says as District Attorney, he will work with the community, the police, and the courts to fix a broken system.

    Williams: In Philadelphia the number one cause of death for black men under 35 is homicide, and it doesn’t have to be. We lead the nation in the rate of our felony cases that get thrown out because the D.A.’s Office isn’t ready. That’s twice the national average.

    Volunteer Roosevelt Sharperson says Williams could also make a difference as the city’s first African American District Attorney.

    Sharperson: He would be a role model for young African Americans kids coming up. People say they can’t do this, they can’t do that, or is judgin them. But since Seth did it, you can do anything you put your mind to.

    Williams still has to face Republican Michael Untermeyer in the general election.

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