Month: March 2019

PA Gov. Tom Wolf “horrified” that Rep (R) prayed to Jesus before Rep (D) was sworn in on Quran at Statehouse in Harrisburg

There was no backlash when State Rep. Jason Dawkins, a Muslim lawmaker, opened Tuesday’s legislative session by unexpectedly reading from the Quran. But it was State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz who was accused of bigotry after she invoked the name of Jesus on Monday, just before the Legislature’s first Muslim woman, Rep. Johnson-Harrell, was sworn in on the Quran at the Statehouse in Harrisburg.
PA Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was outraged, later saying, “I was horrified,” and issued an apology to Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell.
Johnson-Harrell, the Muslim lawmaker, accused Borowicz of using her religion against her.

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Innocent bystander shot while cooking in kitchen of Harrisburg home, shots fired from street

The man was preparing dinner just before 10 p.m. Saturday when he felt a sharp pain in his right arm. He saw he was bleeding and called 911.
Police found bullet holes in the siding of the second-floor balcony of the home, in the 1900 block of State Street. One bullet went through a wall and hit the victim’s right arm. He was treated at a hospital. Several vehicles had also been shot.