Morning News Roundup – January 14, 2013


Philadelphia Police are seeking a “shotgun-wielding burglar” they say is responsible for an armed home-invasion in SW Philadelphia last night, reports local ABC 6.


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the District Attorney is dropping yet more charges stemming from arrests conducted by the controversy-plagued Narcotics Unit.


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Philadelphia’s incumbent controller Alan Butkovitz is facing unusually stiff competition in the upcoming election, notably from a former employee who has established an “anti-Butkovitz” website “that features the controller in a natty gray suit with a Pinocchio-like nose,” reports Bob Warner of the Inquirer.

About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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