Larry Krasner has been a civil rights attorney for decades, with a reputation for standing up to police unions and defending protesters and other activists engaging in civil disobedience. After multiple offers of employment in prosecutors' and public defenders' offices throughout the country, he worked as a public defender in Philadelphia (which was considered the best defender office in the country at that time) and was then promoted to the Federal Public Defender's Office in Philadelphia.
In 1993 Larry started his own private practice, specializing in criminal defense and police brutality matters. On the day he announced his candidacy, a horde of activists, including public-school moms, Black Lives Matter protesters and Occupy Philadelphia alumni, gathered behind him to support his candidacy.
He is campaigning on the following platform: