Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Seth Williams to Challenge Incumbent Philly DA

Seth Williams of Overbrook is planning to announce his candidacy for District Attorney in the Democratic primary (see story). How would his leadership contrast with the incumbent? He would assign prosecutors to geographic regions of the City instead of assigning them by crime type, as is currently done. Also, Williams has said that he would reserve the death penalty for the worst offenders. Says Williams, "I envision a world in which we don't have the death penalty…I want the death penalty to be used as the exception - not the rule." This might be his biggest difference with his opponent, once called the nation's "deadliest D.A." by the New York Times Magazine.

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