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Jeffrey Epstein, dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Michael_ Gee, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Alma posted it in the politics thread, but I think it deserves its own thread. Committed suicide last night in MCC Manhattan federal jail. Had already attempted it and was supposedly on suicide watch. Nobody but nobody is going to believe it was suicide, but I'm sure William Barr's Dept. of Justice will get to the bottom of things.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    After the most recent reports of who else was involved....nope.
  3. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Rot in hell, bastard. Only saddened by the testimony he’s taking there with him that might now never come out.
  4. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    This will be one of the great conspiracy tales of our times. If he actually killed himself, it's the one time I'll allow a suicide to be called cowardly.
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  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    If a suicidal prisoner is left alone and unwatched for hours contrary to all regulations, is that exactly a suicide? Is it criminally negligent manslaughter? Does the NYPD and Manhattan DA's office investigate the death, or is it all feds all the time? Do not know the answers to these questions.
  6. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Surprised, only because there are specific procedures in most facilities to minimize the risk, i.e. the "turtle suit." Especially in a federal lockup. That's inexcusable.

    Not surprised, because Epstein had information that could have been very damaging to many people, particularly key politicians. So there might have been reasons why he was allowed to "make his own decisions," as it were.

    Let the conspiracy theories begin.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
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  7. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Holy shit.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He's been "caught" before and didn't off himself - so it isn't a sudden pang of shame, or loss of freedom. He's been on the outs with his celeb friends for more than a few years....so it isn't those lost relationships. The only thing that's changed is how many powerful people and how close they are now to the events being scrutinized.
  9. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Every great investigative journalist just dropped everything.
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  10. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    The FBI is sprinting to New York.

    Jesus, this so deep and such a fuck up on so many levels.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    That was no heart attack
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  12. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    So many people probably wanted him dead.
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