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.

Communities came together Sunday night across the nation and in the Delaware Valley to remember the lives lost in Pittsburgh and to send a message of love, refusing to let hatred and bigotry stand.

Coming together to mourn and also show strength and solidarity against violence and anti-Semitism, it was a show of force and security by law enforcement outside, while inside Congregation of Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden section, it was standing room only with hundreds of people from all faiths gathering to honor the 11 victims of the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.