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.

Nearly 300 residents gathered for a candlelight vigil and interfaith prayer service at the courthouse steps in West Chester Thursday night to remember the 11 Jewish congregants gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

The vigil was organized by Kehillah of Chester County and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. It included remarks from state and local officials, as well as prayers from various faith leaders.