The revelation that the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has for months maintained a secret list of suspect police officers sent defense lawyers scrambling Tuesday, confirming for the first time what many of them had long suspected and eliciting questions about how District Attorney Larry Krasner would manage it moving forward.
Antifa adherents are especially strong in Philadelphia.. While the right denounces them, they present a thornier puzzle for the left: do they check the most ugly tendencies of the far right or are they an authoritarian bloc whose violence and street theater is a gift to Trump?
Longtime Chestnut Hill Academy teacher Bill Kershaw, a sexual predator, had access to boys at five schools in two states for years. Now the Philadelphia private schools that employed him grapple with telling alumni what the school knew and when.
Craig R. McCoy is a member of the Inquirer investigative team. His reporting has examined police mistreatment of rape victims, corruption among Pennsylvania public officials, the high dismissal rate in the Philadelphia criminal courts, among other issues. He has been awarded the I.F. Stone Medal, the Selden Ring Award, the Roy Howard Award and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.