Focused Deterrence

Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio, file
Pat Loeb
July 31, 2020 - 6:13 pm
Philadelphia officials are reviving an anti-violence strategy, known as focused deterrence, with a “soft launch” of the program planned for this weekend. Read more here.
Read More
Benjamin Lerner.
Courtesy of Benjamin Lerner
Pat Loeb
January 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
When Benjamin Lerner became Philadelphia's chief public defender in 1975, he faced a stacked deck. Most Common Pleas judges were former assistant district attorneys or leaned heavily toward the prosecution. Read more here.
Read More
Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio, file
Pat Loeb
January 01, 2020 - 12:37 pm
2020 promises to be an active year at Philadelphia City Hall, with a new City Council, a new police commissioner and new initiatives aimed at curbing gun violence. The news, of course, is impossible to predict, but ongoing stories are sure to develop in new ways this year. Read more here.
Read More
City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart stands with other elected officials.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 23, 2019 - 6:49 pm
The human cost of Philadelphia's violent crime problem has been incalculable, but City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a report Wednesday attempting to measure the cost in dollars and cents.
Read More
Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 21, 2019 - 6:40 pm
Philadelphia officials are adding two new programs to their violence prevention strategy and reviving an old tool for fighting crime after a weekend of violence that included the shooting of two young children.
Read More