Morning News Roundup – January 31, 2013

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The day prior to the conviction of Father Charles Engelhardt and teacher Bernard Shero for sexually abusing a 10 year old in 1999-2000, Mayor Michael Nutter declared “Philadelphia Catholic School’s Week 2013.” Catholic Philly .com

towing

Newsworks reports on a protest mounted at Philadelphia’s City Hall by two University of the Arts students over the city’s “live-stop” policy, which allows police and Parking Authority officials to tow on the spot any vehicle they find with out-of-date registrations or inspection stickers.

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Citing concerns over accuracy, Pennsylvania State Police have suspended the use of the Breathalyzer test for intoxication, reports Philly.com.

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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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