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Assault on DA's integrity

Jul 10, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia has enjoyed home rule since 1952, at least in theory. Harrisburg lawmakers have made a habit of nipping away at the city's ability to govern itself. In the 1990s, they took away gun control. In 2001, they took over the Parking Authority and the schools. Last year, they took Philadelphia's ability to regulate tobacco sales. Last week, Harrisburg took away Philadelphia's discretion in the prosecution of gun laws by allowing the office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro to prosecute gun-...