Lots of new principals in city schools -- Out of 270 Philadelphia district schools, 37 will get new principals. Retirement and resignation are causes. (Note, this is only slightly above average.)
Shooting victims often are violators -- Those shot in Phila. increasingly have mug shots on file. Violence is largely confined to poor areas, a study found. It's hard not to read this as justification for not worrying about the homicide rate. (They deserve it.) Oh, look!
"Because of the media attention to the homicide rate, people are now saying this is a dangerous city," Clayton said. "But it's a very narrow group of people in this world of violence. If you are not in this world, this is not a dangerous city."
On the up-side, perhaps this means that better general anti-crime (and anti-recidivism) measures will help.