Larry Krasner: Democratic candidate for D.A. of Philadelphia

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Image courtesy of Lawrence Krasner for District Attorney.

Image courtesy of Lawrence Krasner for District Attorney.

Democratic candidate for District Attorney of Philadelphia, LARRY KRASNER joins us today. He’s a veteran civil rights lawyer who is campaigning to end mass incarcerations and to clean up the D.A.’s office of corruption. He has sued the Philadelphia Police Department 75 times, has a tense relationship with various facets of the law enforcement community, and lacks prosecutorial experience. This unconventional background for a D.A. has led to nationwide interest in his candidacy. Krasner joins Marty today to discuss his views on the role of law enforcement, what problems he plans to correct in Philadelphia, and how his career as a defense attorney would inform his work as the city’s top prosecutor.

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