Republicans and Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives announced that they have a bipartisan committee to evaluate the rapidly increasing crime rate in the district. They have hinted that impeachment is very much a possibility. Many blame District Attorney Larry Krasner (D-PA), a Soros-backed District Attorney. Like all Soros-backed District Attorneys, he is extremely soft on crime. Chesa Boudin, from San Francisco, has been recalled. George Gascon in LA is in the process of being recalled.
The “Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order” — led by three Republicans, as well as two Democrats, will evaluate the situation in Philadelphia and access what the problems are and what action needs to be taken. But, many have concluded that Krasner must go. He can resign or possibly face impeachment. I think he will fight it because he thinks he is popular just as Boudin believed.
House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-PA) said in a statement:
This bipartisan group of lawmakers understands that what residents and visitors of Philadelphia are currently experiencing must change. I am confident these members will work together to find solutions and hold those in power accountable for allowing crime in Philadelphia to reach the levels they have today.”
After assuming his post in 2018, Krasner prioritized progressive changes to the criminal justice system, including lax bail policies and reduced prosecutions for certain crimes, prompting hundreds of attorneys to leave his office.
With 562 homicides, the City of Brotherly Love experienced its highest level of homicides in 2021. The most recent surge in killings began in 2020, according to Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) data. Yet Krasner has denied that violence is a growing issue in Philadelphia.
“We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence,” he said at a press conference last year. “It’s important that we don’t let this become mushy and bleed into the notion that there is some kind of big spike in crime.”
News of violent crime in Philadelphia has repeatedly made national headlines, however. Last month, three people were murdered and 11 wounded in a mass shooting that involved multiple gunmen in a neighborhood of Philadelphia known for its bars and restaurants. “The events that transpired last evening on South Street are beyond devastating,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D-PA) said at the time. “Once again, we see lives senselessly lost and those injured in yet another horrendous, brazen and despicable act of gun violence.”