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Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

An insubstantial number of right-wing conservatives of the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) and the Democratic and Republican parties in Philadelphia dread the very thought of Democratic nominee Larry Krasner winning the November 7th general election for District Attorney (D.A.) in Philly.

They hope to sow fear in Philadelphians by claiming Krasner is a left-wing anti-law enforcement radical who would make the streets of Philly more dangerous, that he is a criminal defense attorney and not a prosecutor, who wouldn’t know how to run the D.A.’s office, that he is the local favorite, and that Krasner is a friend to prisoners. But this fear-mongering can’t be further from the truth.

The truth is Larry Krasner is good for Philly because Krasner as D.A.-elect is more likely to make a stand against our wannabe Dictator-In-Chief, President Donald Trump’s agenda (for a Muslim immigration ban, attacks on sanctuary cities, deportation of undocumented immigrants, voter suppression efforts, and withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement) than any other candidates for Philly’s D.A. office would be. A democratic-majority city like Philly would want such a principled, morally-bound D.A. like Krasner.

Krasner is good for Philly because if he were to become D.A.-elect he would not be just another sleazy establishment Democrat politician or just another racist Rizzo-Abraham-Williams “Law and Order” D.A. clone in the D.A.’s office. Krasner is not afraid to stand up for “Justice for All” nor will he fold like a brown paper bag every time the F.O.P. union screams Bloody Mary about something. Krasner ain’t milquetoast!

Krasner will establish ethics, justice, and equity within Philly’s D.A. office – something that has been non-existent for decades — by changing the culture of the D.A.’s office from an “apartheid law and order regime” to a “respectable D.A. office,” from the label of “America’s Deadliest D.A” to “America’s Greatest D.A.,” and from having a militarist “Us versus the Other” perception of the law to a “We the people” perception of the law.

Krasner will try to eliminate corruption in Philly’s D.A. office by cleaning house of its many corrupt Assistant D.A.s; thereby transforming the D.A. office’s deplorable image into one the people of Philadelphia can applaud.

No person is above the law. Not politicians, prosecutors, or police officers who deliberately violate the law. As D.A.-elect, Krasner would prosecute anyone who breaks the law.

Krasner is good for Philly’s D.A. office most importantly because the educated, sensible, fair-minded, politically astute, working-class people of Philly have overwhelmingly voted for a candidate who’s going to champion the cause of looking out for our communities and who’s going to uproot the culture of corruption within Philly’s D.A. office.

That is why Larry Krasner is considered the “People’s Champ” and will go on to win the Philadelphia D.A. election in November.

From the Belly of the Beast, at Prison Radio, I am Shakaboona. Thank you for listening.