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More on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Suicide”
« on: August 11, 2019, 02:23:52 PM »
Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog 8/11/2019

https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=41559

Jeffrey Epstien’s “suicide” sounded suspicious when news first broke, but the news that’s come out since only make it sound even more suspicious:

    Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who hanged himself in a federal jail in Manhattan, was supposed to have been checked by guards every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not being followed the night before he was found, a law-enforcement official with knowledge of his detention said.

    In addition, the jail had transferred his cellmate and allowed Mr. Epstein to be housed alone in a cell just two weeks after he had been taken off suicide watch, a decision that also violated the jail’s normal procedure, two officials said.

    The disclosures about apparent failures in Mr. Epstein’s detention at the Metropolitan Correctional Center deepened questions about his suicide and are very likely to be the focus of inquiries by the Justice Department and the F.B.I.

    Officials cautioned that their initial findings about his detention were preliminary and could change.

    The federal Bureau of Prisons has already come under intense criticism for not keeping Mr. Epstein under a suicide watch after he had been found in his cell on July 23 with injuries that suggested that he had tried to kill himself.

    A person with knowledge of the investigation said that when the decision was made to remove Mr. Epstein from suicide watch, the jail informed the Justice Department that Mr. Epstein would have a cellmate and that a guard “would look into his cell” every 30 minutes.

    But that was apparently not done, the person said.

    Senior law-enforcement officials, members of Congress and Mr. Epstein’s accusers have all demanded answers about why Mr. Epstein was not being more closely monitored.

Yet, after all that, the New York Times has the gall to state “Mr. Epstein’s suicide has also unleashed a torrent of unfounded conspiracy theories online, with people suggesting, without evidence, that Mr. Epstein was killed to keep him from incriminating others.” Uh, unfounded save the fact that everyone following the story knows that Epstein hobnobbed with the rich and powerful, had the dirtiest of dirt on them thanks to his under-aged sex ring, and was found dead in a high security jail when it was obvious that he was not only at risk for murder or suicide, but that he had already “attempted suicide” and was was on 24-hour suicide watch until just before he was found dead.
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Re: More on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Suicide”
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 02:49:45 PM »
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Yet, after all that, the New York Times has the gall to state “Mr. Epstein’s suicide has also unleashed a torrent of unfounded conspiracy theories online, with people suggesting, without evidence, that Mr. Epstein was killed to keep him from incriminating others.” Uh, unfounded save the fact that everyone following the story knows that Epstein hobnobbed with the rich and powerful, had the dirtiest of dirt on them thanks to his under-aged sex ring, and was found dead in a high security jail when it was obvious that he was not only at risk for murder or suicide, but that he had already “attempted suicide” and was on 24-hour suicide watch until just before he was found dead.

At present, the conspiracy theories are unfounded because, so far at least, none of them have been proven. 

And no, not "everyone" knows the supposed facts claimed in this paragraph.  For example, Epstein was accused of running a sex trafficking ring.  At the time of his death, he  had not even been tried, let alone convicted, of that charge. 

And the "law enforcement official with knowledge of his detention" is not named.  I can understand why -- a law enforcement employee could be fired for making unauthorized statements to the press.  But with anonymity comes the suspicion that this person and his statements might not be trustworthy.  In fact, these days with so many news outlets relying on unnamed sources, I've started to wonder if these sources exist at all, or if they are a figment of the author's imagination.


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