Gosnell back in court, poll examines stop and frisk policy

    Happy hump day, Feeders! Don’t forget your boots and umbrellas today, because if you’re in the Delaware Valley, you’re either getting snowed or rained on. No weather stories today, but we do have follow-ups on some important matters, like a hearing for Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

    Gosnell will appear in court today to discuss the possibility of the sale/transfer of some of his assets, which include his West Philadelphia abortion clinics, two homes and several rental properties. Carolyn Beeler will be at the hearing.

    Susan Philips will break down a Pew poll for us. Released this morning, the poll examines Philadelphia’s Stop and Frisk policy. Susan is also keeping tabs on the ballot challenge to Councilman Frank Rizzo, and an 11 a.m. press conference at which council-at-large candidate Malcolm Lazin will talk about the evils of DROP.

    Jen Howard is gathering more information on Philadelphia hit-and-runs and the solve rate of the crimes.

    Wilt Chamberlain is long gone, but one of his former coaches is still bouncing around. Peter Crimmins is looking to talk to the Overbrook High School coach, who’s recently written a book about the NBA all star.

    Carolyn Beeler is also looking into new car seat recommendations that extend the guidelines for backward-facing car seats. We’ve got a few questions about the logistics of the seats, which Carolyn aims to answer.

    Some things you won’t see stories on today, but might catch on the Feed:

    – Philly’s subway hero is suing the NYPD.

    – The Philadelphia Police Department is bringing back its mounted unit.

    – Phillies fans were busted for singing.

    Feed the Feed: Is there something you didn’t see on our list that you think should be there? Got a question about something we’re chasing? Let us know.

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