Latest in a series of posts in the wake of the George Floyd murder
Bud Hackett is a Bethlehem resident who raised 4 kids in the City. He recently became very interested in quality of life issues in the city and hopes to offer a balance to the approach City Council is taking.
This report is adapted from a 2-4-21 story by Lehigh Valley Ramblings
Here is a picture of the Bethlehem resident that tortured and killed a fellow gang member by lighting him on fire while still alive and killing him in a dumpster.
Imagine what it was like for the witnesses and Bethlehem Police who found the victim burning and still screaming in the dumpster.
That must have been quite a “first contact.”
photo from Lehigh Valley Ramblings
The Bethlehem gang torture/murder took place on April 24, 2018, at the Parkhurst Apartments complex in Bethlehem. Northampton County DA announced the arrest on 2-4-21.
Mr. Dunkins’ co-conspirators, Yzire Jenkins Rowe, 22, and Miles Harper, 21, were already charged with the homicide
The Bethlehem-based gang is called Money Rules Everything (MRE) and originated in the Marvine and Pembroke housing development.
The victim Mr. Holmes “could be heard screaming at a high pitch,” and witnesses could see movement while he was engulfed in flames.
Dunkins stabbed Holmes outside Parkhurst apartments. He directed his co-conspirators to douse Holmes with gasoline and set him afire.
Does the Bethlehem community know and understand the violence that is taking place among the gangs in our community?
Is the police work to stop the violence and protect our citizens a worthy pursuit?
How has Mr. Gadfly’s continued campaign to “defund the police” impacted that effort?