Evening News Roundup – January 28, 2013

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According to Philly.com, the man alleged to have murdered a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician and set her body on fire in her Center City home’s basement, exposed himself on I-95 last year.

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Philly Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who has been consulting with the President and others in Obama’s gun violence discussion group, made a statement suggesting the usefulness of “universal background checks.” From Talking Points Memo

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The Philadelphia DA has announced that with the filing of Federal charges against a woman and her accomplices for kidnapping and murdering multiple people in order to obtain their Social Security payments – which had included  a first use of the state’s hate crime statutes to protect people with disabilities – the Commonwealth is withdrawing its charges as they are “no longer necessary.”

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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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