Morning News Roundup – February 14, 2013

Prisoner's Hands Holding Bars

The District Attorney’s office announced yesterday that a Philadelphia judge sentenced a 17 year-old boy to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Radames Sanabria was convicted on October 23, 2012 of First Degree Murder, Violations of the Uniform Firearms act, and Possessing an Instrument of Crime in the killing of 14-year-old Jerome Carlyle, Jr.  on August 10, 2010. Under Pennsylvania law, life without possibility of parole is the mandatory minimum sentence for anyone convicted of first or second degree murder. 


Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke is pushing for the sale of ads on city-owned building to generate much needed funds for the cash-strapped municipality. The group Scenic Philadelphia opposes such measures on aesthetic principles. NewsWorks reports.


Montgomery officials are searching for a man they say impersonated a police officer. According to authorities, the man activated a blue light in his vehicle and pulled over a woman on Germantown Pike and engaged her in conversation. From CBS Philly



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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