The City of Philadelphia initially had plans to resurrect a former prison, Holmesburg Prison, to house protestors at the Democratic National Convention. Krasner & Long, LLC and several other attorneys have been advocating to protect free speech rights, particular for the protestors.
Attorney Krasner was recently featured on NBC Philadelphia, in disagreement over the city’s plans to prepare Holmesburg Prison for mass arrests, such as the protesters at DNC.
In a fortunate turn of events, however, these plans were scrapped. Philadelphia recently decriminalized the arrest of protestors and demonstrations, and instead will issue a fine. The hope is that it will cut down on the need to incarcerate these individuals, which may be the most costly decision.
Attorney Krasner provided the following statement: “On the one hand, they say they’re preparing for the zombie apocalypse. They’re going to have giant fences, and they’re going to have extra prisons, and they’re going to have all kinds of places to put people. On the other hand, we’re just going to give them citations and pat them on the head.”
The DNC is encouraging protestors, even “welcoming” their presence, because of the belief in the right to free speech. Several activists have claimed that they will be present at the DNC.
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