Larry Krasner was accused in ‘White Wakeness’ op-ed
philadelphiaThe former Democratic mayor of the U.S. rebuked the city’s current Democratic District Attorney and called his recent comments on a record crime rise in Philadelphia one of the most “ignorant” and “outrageous” comments ever spoken by an elected official.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner reacted The city’s crime surge, which includes 521 murders so far this year, said earlier this week, “We don’t have a crisis of anarchy, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence.” “
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The 521 murders represent an increase of 13% compared to 2020 and the city’s highest number of homicides since at least 2007.
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who served in office as a Democrat from 2008 to 2016, took issue with Krasner’s characterization of the murder in an op-ed. published Tuesday by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“The recent comments by District Attorney Larry Krasner about whether we are facing a crime crisis are some of the worst, most ignorant and most outrageous comments I have ever heard by an elected official,” Nutter wrote.
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Nutter then accused Kasner of “white awakening” and “white privilege”.
Nutter, a black man, wrote in the article, “To say this right now requires ignorance and a certain audacity of white privilege.” “As of Monday night, 521 people, souls, souls, have been destroyed, exterminated, murdered, the most since 1960, in our city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. I would be surprised that white What a messy world of awakening the chronicler is living in, with little regard for human lives lost, many of them black and brown, while he continues to advance his national profile as a progressive district attorney. Huh.”
Nutter asked Kasner in the article how many black and brown Philadelphians would have to die before he could, referring to the increase in killings as a “crisis,” while also calling for a public apology.
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Nutter met with Kasner, who campaigned for district attorney. heavily funded by progressive megadonor George Soros, accusing him of being more proactive in prosecuting crimes and pushing an “anti-police” narrative.
have cancer Cited Figures showing overall violent crime rates in the city are down about 3% year-on-year, with armed robberies – which have increased 27% since 2020 – the only other violent crime other than homicide to increase in 2021 . rape. Unarmed robberies and increasing attacks have decreased since last year. Property crime has increased by 5% year on year.
“It’s important that we don’t let this get emotional and bleed into the notion that there has been some sort of major increase in crime,” Kasner said Monday. “No. There hasn’t been a big increase in crime. … There hasn’t been a big increase in violent crime. None of that is true.”
Krasner’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Granthshala News Digital.
Last month, Krasner cruise For a reelection victory, defeating a Republican challenger who accused him of being soft on offense, nearly 40 points.