The Trump Justice Department’s war on progressive prosecutors, explained

Vox - 30 days ago


President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice seems to have a new enemy: progressive prosecutors. The latest volley from the Justice Department came after a shooting in Philadelphia injured six police officers. William McSwain, the federal prosecutor who heads the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, released an unusual statement on Thursday in which he blamed the shooting on Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a progressive prosecutor who has made it his mission to end mass incarceration and the war on drugs.