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2019-08-12 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Former MCC Inmate: ‘There's No Way That Man [Epstein] Could Have Killed Himself'
[Red State] A former inmate who had been incarcerated for several months in the same part of the Metropolitan Correctional Center as Jeffrey Epstein spoke to New York Post reporters Brad Hamilton and Bruce Golding on Saturday. This area, called the 9 South special housing unit, was reserved for "high-profile prisoners awaiting trial."

To be sure, we will hear more than a few conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s death in the coming weeks, but I thought I would share this man’s story because he had once been an "insider."

This man, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, does not believe Epstein killed himself. And, in his own words, he explains his reasons below:

"There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility.

Between the floor and the ceiling is like eight or nine feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything.

You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds ‐ it would never happen.

When you’re on suicide watch (see note below), they put you in this white smock, a straight jacket. They know a person cannot be injurious to themselves.

The clothing they give you is a jump-in uniform. Everything is a dark brown color.

Could he have done it from the bed? No sir. There’s a steel frame, but you can’t move it. There’s no light fixture. There’s no bars.

They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death. You want to write a letter, they give you rubber pens and maybe once a week a piece of paper.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-12 01:35|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 I’m less inclined to suspect people who have already been named and more inclined to suspect government agencies who benefitted from his stock in trade — blackmail.

~ Petrushka | Legal Insurrection, August 10, 2019 at 9:37 pm
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-12 05:23||   2019-08-12 05:23|| Front Page Top

#2 Normally after such an event, we would get pictures and details on how he is supposed to have done it. Why are we getting nothing?
Posted by BernardZ 2019-08-12 06:23||   2019-08-12 06:23|| Front Page Top

#3 Bruce, Christopher and I are monitoring all of this very closely. You're coming through 5x5. What is it you wish to know BZ ?
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-12 08:09||   2019-08-12 08:09|| Front Page Top

#4 Petrushka nailed it. The girls are a sideshow. Epstein was a blackmailer. We need to see those videos of his to know whom he was blackmailing.

It has to be someone in a position to divert hundreds of millions to him, someone with connections to the DOJ and FBI, probably also to the Clinton Foundation.
Posted by Lex 2019-08-12 09:02||   2019-08-12 09:02|| Front Page Top

#5 Markers:
- net worth of at least $100 million
- repeat donor (or bundler) to both the Clinton Foundation and New York Democratic politicians
- connected by one or two degrees to the former Bear Stearns firm's top execs during the 1980s and 1990s, when Epstein mysteriously emerged from obscurity
- frequent traveler to either the Caribbean or New Mexico or both places
- very sophisticated in the world of offshore banking, large-scale money transferring, tax evasion structures.

All of the above criteria, if applied, would probably narrow the field of suspects down to a few dozen super-wealthy Wall Street or Manhattan-based men in their 70s or 80s.

Shouldn't be too hard to find Epstein's marks.
Posted by Lex 2019-08-12 09:47||   2019-08-12 09:47|| Front Page Top

#6 The girls are a sideshow.

The girls were bait.
Posted by Snavimble Thaimp5783 2019-08-12 09:59||   2019-08-12 09:59|| Front Page Top

#7 Blackmail makes about zero practical sense. People don't get to be billionaires, millionaires, or even got-enough-aires by being soft and most of them take it rather amiss when somebody wants to forcibly take something from them. Perhaps not all of his play mates, but certainly no small number would have taken him for a 1 way ocean trip at the first suggestion.
Posted by Cesare 2019-08-12 10:01||   2019-08-12 10:01|| Front Page Top

#8 He had videocams all over every one of his playrooms. Court docs attest that his safes were / are full of homemade videos, in many cases labeled painstakingly with details, dates, etc.

He has access to hundreds of millions in cash flow, yet he has no company, no real profession. His "hedge fund manager" ruse was a complete joke: no trading desk ever did any dbusiness with him, he had no trading strategies to speak of. You can't manage a billion dollars without doing lots of big trades with known counterparties. Not possible.

The man was obviously blackmailing super-wealthy people with those homemade videotapes.
Posted by Lex 2019-08-12 10:20||   2019-08-12 10:20|| Front Page Top

#9 The young ladies who brought suit against Epstein and named names are at risk; particularly if they might be or are under federal protection.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-08-12 12:37||   2019-08-12 12:37|| Front Page Top

#10 Wife just flew through Hong Kong and off to other parts of Asia. Everywhere the TVs and people are jabbering about how the USA is the most corrupt empire in the history of the planet!

Seriously!

It likely time for Madam DeFarge?
Posted by 3dc 2019-08-12 12:47||   2019-08-12 12:47|| Front Page Top

#11 I wonder how long before the women suing and talking are gonna start having "accidents".
Posted by chris 2019-08-12 13:22||   2019-08-12 13:22|| Front Page Top

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