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Pa. lawmakers set meeting to allay fears after attack
by Patti Mengers
Two Philadelphia state legislators who represent parts of Delaware County are combining forces with a Philadelphia City Council member in staging an emergency community meeting Thursday night in the aftermath of last Thursday night's shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who allegedly claimed he did it "in the name of Islam".
Both the suspected shooter and the victim have lived in Delaware County.
The meeting, that is set for 6 to 7 p.m. in the Bryant School at 6001 Cedar Ave. in West Philadelphia — one full city block from where the shooting occurred – is being co-hosted by state Sen. Anthony H. Williams, D-8, who represents nine eastern Delaware County municipalities, state Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-191, who represents Yeadon and Darby, and Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.
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