The Epstein Incident Another Blow to Government and Media Credibility | 8/19/2019 | Staff
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Everything the government did with Epstein from his arrested on July 7 to his apparent suicide on August 10 was a predictable hurtle to disaster. Epstein was initially placed in a cell with a former police officer charged with murdering four people who was facing the death penalty. On July 24, he was found on the floor of his cell “semi-conscious, despondent and crying with slight bruising around his neck.” It was not clear whether his injuries were self-inflicted or the result of an assault. Nevertheless, Epstein was placed on placed on suicide watch. He was taken off suicide watch on July 29 or August 1 after a psychiatric evaluation. Bloomberg reported Epstein “was taken off suicide watch just hours before he killed himself.” He was back in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) with a cellmate. The cellmate was removed in during the evening of August 9, leaving Epstein alone.

Although Epstein was no longer on suicide watch, he was supposed to be checked on every 30 minutes. Reportedly, this was not done. The New York Post reported neither of the two guards “had checked on Epstein for several hours before he was discovered.” CBS News reported there was shouting and shrieking coming from his jail cell on the morning of the 10th. CBS claims corrections officers attempted to revive him while saying "breathe, Epstein, breathe." This does not make sense if Epstein was dead for several hours. The Daily Beast reported that "Epstein already had a death pallor."

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It is no secret that many powerful people wanted Epstein silenced. He was perhaps the most important prisoner ever housed in the Metropolitan Correctional Center. To treat him like an ordinary prisoner suggests that the administration wanted Epstein to meet his end in its prison. The warden was aware of this staffing shortage...
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