Epstein Found Injured in Jail. Suicide Attempt? Or Attempted “Suicide?”
This story about Epstein's injuries in jail broke on Thursday July 25th.
On July 15th I wrote about what powerful people implicated in Epstein's crimes might do to shut it all down. Destruction of evidence? Obstruction of justice? Murder of perpetrator? All of the above? Here is what I wrote:
So I'm thinking. "Let's say you work for a foreign government or royal family and there is evidence of your client raping a child? Let's say you know he was listed in the Epstein 74 page indictment that was sealed, what would you do to stop that from being released?"
She was convicted on April 15, 2008 of racketeering, using the mail for illegal purposes, and money laundering. Slightly over two weeks later, facing a prison sentence of five or six years, she was found hanged. Autopsy results and the final police investigative report concluded that her death was a suicide.
What legal tricks, leverage and favors will be called in? Who will be threatened?
So far there are two attorney's who are petitioning to keep their clients names out of the Epstein case. They are saying that the child rape accusation are just accusations and therefore they shouldn't be made public.
In the Palfrey case it was between consenting adults. Not sex trafficking and raping children. Will the media protect child rapists? And if the lawyers can't fix it, then what? What if names go to the media? Will the fixers lean on the media like they did on ABC in the D.C. Madam case?
"In combination with Palfrey's statement that she had 10,000 to 15,000 phone numbers of clients, this caused several clients' lawyers to contact Palfrey to see whether accommodations could be made to keep their identities private. Ultimately, ABC News, after going through what was described as "46 lb" [21 kg] of phone records, decided that none of the potential clients was sufficiently "newsworthy" to bother mentioning." I wonder if any of those people are "newsworthy" now?
Lisa Bloom, a lawyer who represents some of the Epstein accusers, tweeted Thursday that neither her clients nor she "wish suicide upon anyone, not even a recidivist predator who has tricked and hurt so many women."
Check out these two stories below from NBC and ABC
When powerful people who are implicated in this case read these stories what messages are they getting from officials and the people on the inside? "We can't hurt him, but he might 'hurt himself?' If you know what I mean, wink, wink."
NBC New York
ABC New York
"Accused pedophile and wealthy Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein was found injured and in a fetal position inside his cell at a New York City jail, according to sources close to the investigation.
Epstein, who is being held in Metropolitan Correctional Center as he awaits his trial for conspiracy and sex trafficking, was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, two sources told News 4. Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened, saying details remain murky.
Two sources tell News 4 that Epstein may have tried to hang himself, while a third source cautioned that the injuries were not serious and questioned if Epstein might be using it as a way to get a transfer."
An attorney for a cellmate of accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein told ABC News Epstein was not assaulted in jail. Sources confirm to ABC News that Epstein was found unresponsive in his New York jail cell with marks on his neck. As part of their investigation, police are talking to other inmates at the jail, including a man named Nick Tartaglione. Tartaglione is a former police officer, now accused of killing four people in a drug dispute.
In the movie there are "fixers" who shut up the witnesses, get rid of "loose ends" and sweep the details under the rug. Usually it is shown as one or two people who do this like Winston 'The Wolf' Wolfe, the charismatic fixer in Quentin Tarantino's classic film Pulp Fiction.
“I don’t know what investigators are looking at,” Tartaglione’s attorney, Bruce Barket, said about Epstein. “I do know what happened and I don’t think that there’s any hint that anybody assaulted Mr. Epstein.”
Barket said Tartaglione told him what happened to Epstein.
Barket, though, declined to provide specific details, saying it wasn’t his place to discuss somebody else’s client.
“There was no assault on Mr. Epstein,” Barket reiterated. “There’s no hint of an assault on Mr. Epstein.”
In this case seen we know that there are multiple forces working on destroying evidence and covering for the people involved. If Epstein has leverage over Presidents, Prime Ministers and Princes, that means that state actors will be involved. Groups with resources and leverage. It also means that private individuals might provide "favors" for looking the other way or making "mistakes."
Remember the murder of Jamal Khashoggi? He was a journalist, not a criminal. He was tortured and killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a 15-member team brought in from Saudi Arabia for the operation. And our President didn't condemn the killing of a good man. The people who ordered it weren't shunned on the world stage.
We are told that pedophiles get a "tough time" in prison. We have been conditioned to expect a "suicide" like in the D.C. Madam case. If Epstein is killed and the videos and evidence disappear some people will be relieved, they will have gotten away with it, again. Like in his previous case. We can't let those people rest easily.
Currently the people in New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center are like the heroes from movies where the good guys have to protect a bad guy until he can testify. The system has to protect a morally repugnant individual in order for justice to be served. In this case it involves more than just his crimes, it will also expose child rapists, human traffickers and the people who kept the system going.
I echo what Lisa Bloom said, "We want him to stay alive to face the justice and accountability which is so long overdue," Bloom tweeted. "And it's coming."