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Krasner's office fires back at Pa. Senate leader who called for impeachment

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's Office delivered sharp criticism of Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman who urged state leaders on Tuesday to begin impeachment proceedings against the newly re-elected prosecutor. Corman, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 34th District, called for action as an effort to stem the recent wave of violence in Philadelphia. The largest city in the state just endured its bloodiest year to date with over 560 homicides in 2021.In a letter to fellow state leaders, Corman claimed that 21 percent of shootings in Philadelphia have led to criminal charges since 2015. "The recent spike in violent crime is a direct result of DA Krasner’s failed policies and his refusal to perform the duties of his office to hold criminals accountable for the crimes that they commit," Corman wrote. Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Chairman Jake Corman (R., Centre) speaks during a campaign rally held at Penn State University, Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

(Photo by Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) "His decision to allow more and more criminals to walk free through plea deals and dismissed charges has created an environment in which Philadelphians are no longer safe in their own homes and communities."Krasner's office fired back in a series of pointed comments that criticized Corman's political affiliation and blasted his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor. "Considering he just hired Kellyanne Conway to run his primary campaign, nothing about Jake Corman’s stunt today is surprising -- from his call for the legislature to overturn the results of an election their side lost to inaccurately citing the article in the Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's Office delivered sharp criticism of Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman who urged state leaders on Tuesday to begin impeachment proceedings against the newly re-elected prosecutor. Corman, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 34th District, called for action as an effort to stem the recent wave of violence in Philadelphia. The largest city in the state just endured its bloodiest year to date with over 560 homicides in 2021.In a letter to fellow state leaders, Corman claimed that 21 percent of shootings in Philadelphia have led to criminal charges since 2015. "The recent spike in violent crime is a direct result of DA Krasner’s failed policies and his refusal to perform the duties of his office to hold criminals accountable for the crimes that they commit," Corman wrote. Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Chairman Jake Corman (R., Centre) speaks during a campaign rally held at Penn State University, Wednesday, October 27, 2010.
(Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)HARRISBURG, Pa. - A statewide court has given lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf two weeks to break a stalemate around redrawing Pennsylvania's congressional districts to account for a decade of demographic shifts.The Commonwealth Court issued the order Friday, acting on a request last month for it to get involved in the process.

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