Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

More than a thousand people from the Philadelphia region gathered to remember victims of the Holocaust. For the Holocaust survivors in attendance, the tragedy in San Diego was fresh on their minds.

“It’s unbelievable that people would still carry such hatred we have to learn to live together or fall apart,” said David Wisnia, who escaped a concentration camp.