Police Blast Philadelphia DA After Shooting Death of Pregnant Woman

(INSET: Jessica Covington) Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner speaks to a reporter at of the election party of public defender Tiffany Caban moments before she claimed victory in the in the Queens District Attorney Democratic Primary election, June 25, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Running on …
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Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner was blasted by the city’s deputy police commissioner after a 32-year-old pregnant woman was shot 11 times Saturday night.

The Daily Mail reports that the deceased mother, Jessica Covington, was shot and killed while unloading gifts she had received at a baby shower.

Both Covington and her unborn child were killed in the attack.

Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter blasted DA Krasner following the incident, demanding that he do something about the gun violence ravaging the city.

Coulter said, “Children are getting shot, unborn children getting shot, what is the city doing about this?”

Earlier this year, on March 30, 2021, the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that gun arrests were up in Philadelphia but gun convictions under Krasner were down.

The Inquirer noted that police were “making arrests for carrying an illegal gun on a pace nearly three times that of 2017,” yet chances of the arrested persons being convicted are less than 50 percent.

The Mail observed that Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw indicated the city’s “criminal justice system has become a ‘revolving door’ for repeat gun offenders since Krasner was sworn into office in January 2018.”

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