Bartender: “What’ll you have?”
Epstein: “I’ll start with a Highball, move on to a Virgin Mary, then two shots of Bakto the Head, a glass of Corpse Reviver, and a finger of Hangman’s Tonic…”
Bartender: “Wouldn’t you rather have Death in the Afternoon?”
Epstein: “What? Of course not. I don’t want to die!”
When Epstein was placed in the special housing unit, the jail informed the Justice Department that he would have a cellmate, and that a guard would look into the cell every 30 minutes. These procedures were not followed on the night of his death. On August 9, 2019, Epstein’s cellmate was transferred out, and no new replacement cellmate was brought in. Later in the evening, in violation of the jail’s normal procedure, Epstein was not checked every 30 minutes. The two guards who were assigned to check his jail unit that night fell asleep and did not check on him for about three hours; the guards falsified related records. Two cameras in front of Epstein’s cell also malfunctioned that night.
Here’s WHY I do not think Jeffrey Epstein killed himself:
- Guard procedures followed every night for months, EXCEPT on the night of his death
- Camera 1 working every night for months, EXCEPT on the night of his death
- Camera 2 working every night for months, EXCEPT on the night of his death
- Seasoned guards fell asleep.
- Seasoned guards falsified guard watch records
- Epstein taken out of solitary confinement, even though he’d been placed in solitary after another prison tried to beat him up
- Epstein experienced zero incidences when he was in solitary confinement
- Epstein was in a federal prison system in New York City
- The prison was manned and run by people from New York
- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio graduated from New York University and Columbia University before a brief stint as a campaign manager for Charles Rangel and Hillary Clinton.
- The New York City Medical examiner, Barbara Simpson, ruled Epsteins death a suicide by hanging
- Epstein’s lawyers pointed to a number of irregularities, including the extent of his injuries, uncommon in suicide by hanging and far more consistent with murder by strangulation
- Michael Baden, an independent pathologist hired by the Epstein estate, observed the autopsy. In October 2019, Dr. Baden said that Mr. Epstein, 66, experienced a number of injuries – among them a broken bone in his neck – that “are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation…I think that the evidence points to homicide rather than suicide.”
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