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Lawrenceville United aims to combat hate in Pittsburgh neighborhood

Tawnya Panizzi
| Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, 7:09 a.m.
A safety meeting is scheduled on Jan. 28, 2019 to discuss recent hate activity in Lawrenceville.
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A safety meeting is scheduled on Jan. 28, 2019 to discuss recent hate activity in Lawrenceville.

Hate has no home in Lawrenceville.

That’s the message of an upcoming safety meeting hosted by community group Lawrenceville United and the FBI.

Discussions will focus on a recent spate of hate activity popping up in the former industrial town whose resurgence in recent years has propelled development and property values.

Leaders have gotten 10 reports of vandalism and other activity since summer, according to the group’s Facebook page. In one case, a Jewish business owner was targeted with hate speech directly after the Tree of Life tragedy.

Residents will have the chance to questions FBI units who work on hate crimes. They plan to discuss hate groups in western Pennsylvania and also how activity in Lawrenceville mirrors that around the country.

The meeting is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center, 118 52nd St.

For more, call 412-802-7220 email info@lunited.org

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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