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Civil Rights Lawyer Larry Krasner Poised to Become Philadelphia DA

HeadlineMay 17, 2017

And in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, civil rights attorney Larry Krasner is positioned to become the city’s next district attorney, after overwhelmingly winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Krasner has represented protesters with Black Lives Matter, ACT UP, Occupy Philadelphia and other progressive groups. He’s a longtime opponent of capital punishment who’s promised never to seek the death penalty. Krasner opposes police stop-and-frisk policies and told The Intercept he hopes to create a team that will investigate and prosecute police and public officials for abuses.

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