Episode 37 – Philadelphia Has a New Sheriff in Town

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Hey Everybody!

The City of Philadelphia, which I love, was founded all the way back in 1682. That’s 337 years ago. And in 337 years, the city has never elected a woman as sheriff — until last night when Philadelphia not only elected a Black woman as sheriff. She’s a grassroots activist, a leader in the NAACP, and is ready to transform the entire Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office from the inside out.

Philadelphia’s not perfect, no city is, but today I’ll tell you why I think no city in the nation is doing better at ending mass incarceration.

Let’s dig in.

This is Shaun King and you are listening to (The Breakdown)!


In the United States we have nearly 8,000 jails and prisons. We have over a million police officers. We have 2,500 district attorneys – but they oversee tens of thousands of prosecutors.

And all of that to oversee the 11…

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