Chester councilwoman threatened

As I'm working on a story about anti-violence initiatives, I read this morning that a Chester councilwoman has received a threatening letter. From John Kopp at the Delaware County Daily Times:

Walker-Smith, a Republican, had received an unsigned letter threatening her if she ever voted alongside council Democrats, particularly in regard to appointments on the Chester Water Authority board. The letter also threatened Democratic Councilwoman Portia West.

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Marrea Walker-Smith

West said Walker-Smith had called her Wednesday morning to say she wouldn’t be attending the meeting.

“I did not see the letter, but she told me about it,” West said. “She was pretty shaken this morning by it. She said she wasn’t going to attend this morning’s council. She was just shaken up by it.”

Not encouraging.