Morning News Roundup – February 8, 2013

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Congressman Bob Brady, a PA Democrat in the US House of Representatives, is pushing for award of a rights to build ans operate second casino in Philadelphia to a company which would pay one two-thirds of its revenue to the city. Though Brady’s touted plan names Penn National Gaming, the Congressman said he would be in support of any of the potential companies willing to offer the same terms. CBS Philly

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The contract to provide health services to Philadelphia’s 8,600 prison inmates has again been awarded to Corizon Health, Philly Daily News reports, despite the company record of abuses and misprision.

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Some judges in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas will be using a UPenn-developed computer software which ‘forecasts’ criminal activity, to determine sentencing. CBS Philly 

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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.

There is one comment

  1. L.A. Murphy

    WTH? “forecasts criminal activity?” We can’t predict the weather and that, at least as far as I know, isn’t complicating things with conscious choices.

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