Seth Op-Ed in the InquirerI am not sure how I missed this op-ed by Seth Williams in the Inquirer. Luckily, it was caught by Chris, at Rowhouse Logic.
The current district attorney has been too busy chasing Philadelphia residents who insure their cars in Wildwood to prosecute a single gun trafficker in state court, something her office has never done. No D.A.s are currently assigned to investigate and prosecute illegal gun dealers.Seven days...
In 1995, the state legislature passed a law that allows prosecutors to charge "straw" purchasers as accomplices to crimes committed with the gun they illegally sold. The Philadelphia D.A.'s Office has never prosecuted a defendant under this law.
It is the felon whose gun case is discharged today who becomes tomorrow's murderer. It's unlikely that prosecuting insurance fraud instead of illegal gun dealers has prevented one murder this year.
As the next district attorney I'll prioritize the resources of the office to better reflect the communities' concerns and the realities of today's world. As a result, Philadelphians will feel safer - for themselves, for their children, and in their neighborhoods.