Davidson to hold public safety forum on community violence and building trust with the criminal justice system

UPPER DARBY, Nov. 9 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, will host her fourth annual public safety forum to address the issue of community violence and building trust with the criminal justice system from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Fresh Anointing Christian Center, 141 Garret Road, 19082.

Davidson noted that since the summer there has been an uptick in community violence, with a teenager shot and killed at a house party, a storeowner nearly shot to death by a thief, and a man shot while fleeing from two Upper Darby teenagers who stole his car. This fall, there was an online threat of a shooting at Upper Darby High School. Fortunately, someone was arrested before anything happened.

"Frayed relations between the community and the criminal justice system have had a negative impact on attempts to address this public safety crisis. It is only by building bridges between the community and the criminal justice system that we will be able to make our communities safe for all who live it in it," Davidson said.

The event will feature important discussions from members of local law enforcement, the judiciary, and community advocates.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Pennsylvania Superior Judge Carolyn Nichols.

  • Delaware County Sheriff Jerry Sanders.

  • Anthony Murphy, Neighborhood Watch Association trainer.

  • Moms Demand Action.

  • Victims Services Advocate.

  • Pennsylvania State Police Chief Joseph Blackburn.

  • Movita Johnson-Harrell, The Charles Foundation.

Staff will be present to offer state services.

For more information and to register call 610-259-7016 or email jcarey@pahouse.net.

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