‘Commissioner for Burns’ behind bars

By Jason Nark (Philly Daily News)

His excellency Brandon C. Jones is not on a humanitarian fact-finding mission inside a city jail right now as the Commissioner for Burns.

Jones appears to have dropped the surname McGeer from his lengthy title and picked up more accusations and disgruntled associates since the Daily News profiled his bizarre life last year.

He’s an inmate at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility after being arrested Saturday, his 32nd birthday, at the 18th Police District. Jones was initially arrested in July on a warrant out of Atlantic County, N.J., and a bench warrant was later issued after he failed to appear at an extradition hearing last month.

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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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