Morning News Roundup – February 20, 2013


A Philadelphia rep is pushing for a regulation to require court approval of law enforcement use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or ‘UAVs’, popularly referred to as ‘drones.’ Philly Inquirer


CBS Philly reports on the proliferation of traffic cameras in the Delaware Valley/Philadelphia Area.


Photo from Naked Philly

Philly guerrilla artist “Huggie” is engaging in a creative critique of Mayor Michael Nutter’s AVI (Actual Value Initiative) tax assessment overhaul. Philly Weekly

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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