I REMEMBER EPHIE!
I was going to address this sentence from the NewsLanc.com “Watchdog” piece on the Sunday News’ “Justice Delayed” series today (click here) and then something remarkable happened…
Having the name Steinman at the top of the masthead should assure the integrity of reporting that Lancaster experienced over the families[sic] illustrious stewardship, apart from the regrettable Convention Center anomaly.
…I received this email late yesterday from an old Lancaster friend:
Do you remember Ephie? The one that the police said jumped off the Prince Street Garage? My mom told me something before she passed – my uncle told her that he didn’t think that Ephie jumped. He thought he was pushed. Ephie had no reason to jump off the garage as the day before he had purchased a plane ticket to move to California just that morning. He said he knew this because he called my uncle. This is only hearsay. I am telling you this in confidence. Please do not use my name if you use this information as it may be deadly because the police may be involved.
Yes, I remember John Dingle, known as Ephie. I remember Ephie very well. I spoke with his mother at the time he died. No one thought he jumped off the Prince Street Garage. Everyone thought he was pushed. Everyone in the minority community believed the police pushed Ephie off the Prince Street Garage.
Please check back tomorrow.