Almost a week after Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive on the floor of his Manhattan jail cell having sustained injuries to his throat, commentators and various social media influencers have been weighing in about what actually happened.
Some believe that Epstein attempted suicide in order to be moved to a different facility. Still others believe that he was targeted for assassination, given his connection to high-profile politicians and business elites. Some say the attacks were innocuous. After all, pedophiles do not tend to fare well among the general population of prisons, even when their arrests do not implicate members of the political and social elite. So what do we know about the circumstances of Epstein’s injuries.
“It was not immediately clear how Epstein incurred his injuries, but sources told the news outlet Epstein might have intentionally harmed himself in a bid to get transferred from the jail,” according to Fox News. “Epstein also might have been attacked by an inmate at the facility in Downtown Manhattan.”
Radar Online said the jail guards were not particularly sympathetic to Epstein.
“Guards were heard laughing at him as he was sprawled out on the floor, either completely unconscious or close to it,” according to Radar Online.
The New York Daily News reported that Epstein’s cellmate, a former cop charged with quadruple homicide, saved his life.
“A law enforcement source confirmed the cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, claimed to have helped Epstein after finding him unconscious,” the paper said.
Before that, Tartaglione was reportedly caught with an illicit cell phone, raising questions about who he was talking to on the outside.
Mostly, the mainstream media has kept us in the dark. After all, their role is to serve as the protector of the elite. They effectively buried and then forgave Epstein after his accusers came to light more than a decade ago.
We do know that Epstein was shielded from serious trouble after his first run-in with the law. He was offered a sweetheart plea deal on “child prostitution” charges which allowed him to access his home office, numerous female companions, as well as unmonitored internet access for six days per week.
For now, so-called “conspiracy theories” abound. The powerful are often able to work in concert to control the narrative, hiding the full story and shielding each other from the scorn of the public.
Given Epstein’s position in high society, his high-profile connections, his private island and plane known as the “Lolita Express,” on which underaged girls powerful people were said to fly, his past crimes, and his mysterious history as a financier with whom no one seems to be familiar, “conspiracy theories” might be all we have until Epstein faces trial. (Related: Was Jeffrey Epstein Part of a State Sponsored Blackmailing Operation?)
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