… but it looks as though Epstein has indeed succeeded in packing up his troubles.
Suicide, which people famously call a permanent solution to a temporary problem, was in Jeffrey Epstein’s case a permanent solution to a permanent problem. As his fellow suicide, David Berman, put it, “the dead know what they’re doing when they leave this world behind.”
Confirmation by the New York Times.
A rather less than satisfactory outcome to his personal eugenics/eternal life scheme.
I guess this is what they call Suicide Watch at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. Maybe at the Correctional Center “Suicide Watch” means you watch inmates commit suicide.
Here’s an immensely important witness/criminal who apparently tried to hang himself not at all long ago, and now presto? Really?
So either incredible neglect at the jail, or he bribed a guard, or he was killed (way unlikely, but conspiracy buffs will put this one forward for sure)…
Will this take the pressure off Dershowitz, Richardson, Mitchell, Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, Les Wexner, Glenn Dubin, Ehud Barak, and all the other cronies, pimps, and playmates? Chais pas, mes petites; chais pas.
But franchement, I kinda doubt it. Epstein’s lurid fate has intensified the global light being shined on him and his buddies.
Or, as Lady Bracknell might put it: “To fail to kill yourself in a federal lockup may be regarded as a misfortune; to succeed mere weeks later looks like carelessness.”
[S]tatistics show far and away, more likely to commit suicide are pretrial detainees and within the first few days or weeks of their detention … And that’s exactly where Jeffrey Epstein was. It’s only been a couple of weeks, if that, since he was held without bail. Since he had his bail hearing and bail was denied, but far and away, detainees, people awaiting their trial, and particularly people charged and convicted of sex offenses are at high risk of suicide, more than prisoners who have been convicted and serving their sentence, at supermax or minimum security.
Bernard Kerik is gobsmacked JE was in solitary; his opinion piece strengthens my suspicion that Epstein paid off a guard.
August 11th, 2019 at 10:59AM
If the report that he had a painting showing himself in prison is true, he likely had envisioned this and thought about how to do it. The apparent laxity (supposedly taken off suicide watch, allowed to be in solitary) may have been SDNY’s wink-wink-nudge-nudge to him. No reason to think about vast conspiracies taking active measures. This solves two problems at once, one for Ep and the other for SDNY. SDNY was likely going to get its ass handed to it on the double jeopardy issue, and the credibility of the witnesses was low by the standards needed for a criminal conviction.
There has been an enormous amount of stuff leaked in this case (other than Ep’s precious bodily fluids, of course) that simply doesn’t make sense. Ep wanted to seed the world with his offspring? Buy a sperm bank or ten, or have your staff of lovelies pay the staff of fertility clinics to spread your wild oats far and wide. Why would a guy with this mentality want to share his young nubiles with other men? The stories of the rich and famous, especially politicians, lining up to bang his teenage molls in the post-Lewinsky-a-little-dab-(on a blue dress)-will-do-ya era doesn’t make sense either. They have loyal, more carefully controlled, and discreet courtesans to provide these services. I think the real attraction of Ep to the politicians was the money.
August 11th, 2019 at 12:26PM
tp: Not only the politicians; recall all them high-profile scientists who couldn’t get enough Ep money… But we do disagree on one point: that wealthy and important men are wise enough to restrict their sexual naughtiness to discreet courtesans, etc. Take pretty much the wealthiest and seemingly most cold-blooded and hyper-controlled of them all – George Soros – (wealth: 40 billion before he gave 32 billion away) – he found out the hard way that discreet whatevers can’t really be counted on… It’s a pretty wild world out there, and when it comes to sexual pleasure we don’t need to consult Freud to know that many men don’t think well with their dicks. I have no trouble believing that a superwealthy dude like Ep could catch all sorts of really smart sexual idiots with teenage bait. Even easier of course to catch really stupid sexual idiots, like the representative of the Windsor famiy.
August 11th, 2019 at 4:31PM
Whatever light the Epstein Fantasy Island story might have shed on entitled rich guys taking liberties with young girls, which might have been a positive development, is now likely to be overshadowed by a totally avoidable failure of law enforcement that is looking to become this era’s “Oswald didn’t do it” tangle of conspiracies.
August 12th, 2019 at 7:08AM
Stephen: Yes – as details of the unaccountably incompetent lockup procedures emerge, it’s clear that corruption in the penal system will replace the crimes themselves as an object of attention. At least for awhile.
August 12th, 2019 at 8:01AM
I can well believe that you can catch all kinds of guys, rich and poor, with jailbait. What I find hard to believe is that the really rich or powerful guys would want to do much in one of Ep’s lairs, where for all they know, there are hidden cameras or recorders. As far as Soros’ squeeze goes, wasn’t she a B-lister Brazilian actress of some kind?
Still waiting to see whether Ep, who supposedly was fixated on fathering a whole tribe of his own, actually has any offspring.