If you browse social media frequently, you might have seen this name floating around.
A man named Jeffrey Epstein reported hung himself in his prison cell.
While most of us (including myself) probably just thought that he did it out of his guilt for his crimes, most Americans don’t seem to think so.
And hence the uproar and outburst of memes and theories surrounding this supposed suicide.
So, who was Jeffrey Epstein, and why does no one believe that he hung himself?
Let’s go back to the start.
Jeffrey Epstein was a financier, part of America’s elite class and was well-connected.
His life seemed to have been going well, until he was accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl.
He was then convicted in 2008 because he apparently procured an underage girl for prostitution.
On top of that, he was also accused of assembling a network for underage girls for sexual activities, including private sex parties.
You’re probably thinking, he ought to face a maximum sentence in jail and the truth has to be uncovered, right?
But that’s not what happened.
A federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta struck a deal with Epstein.
The deal was too good to be true for Epstein.
All he had to do was plead guilty to the prostitution charges and serve 13 months in the county jail.
In return, the ongoing FBI investigation into his alleged illegal prostitution network, sex crimes, and possible other connections, were all shut down.
Further truth that could have been uncovered were all covered up.
Remember above when I said he was well-connected?
So, who are the connections that Epstein has?
His pals supposedly include Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, and many more, having flown them for private parties on islands.
That’s right, many of them have been involved in alleged sex crime scandals themselves.
Also, the prosecutor, Acosta, is now a member of Trump’s cabinet.
The whole thing sounds fishy, doesn’t it? But wait, there’s more.
Epstein was arrested yet again in July 2019.
12 years after his initial arrest, the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force apprehended the financier once more.
After more than a decade of investigations due to lawsuits pouring in from victims and exposes by the press, the FBI was ready for an indictment.
It seemed that there was no way out this time.
Justice has to be served, right?
This was when Epstein’s untimely “suicide” came about.
Much like how a witness for a mob’s crimes mysteriously “dies” in movies and TV dramas, no one believed it.
Conspiracy theories then blew up.
Apparently, Epstein was put on suicide watch while in prison, but was removed from the watch 12 days before the supposed suicide.
Of course, people believe that one or multiple of the powerful men silenced Epstein before they could be exposed.
Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead
I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 10, 2019
Then came about the pointing of fingers, including this tweet which was retweeted by Donald Trump himself just about nine hours ago at the time of writing.
“Suicide” under investigations by the FBI
Naturally, the FBI is all over this incident.
With the prime suspect dead, their hopes of exposing the truth seemed bleak.
However, people seemed cynical about the prison’s lapse in oversight.
Scandalous. I supervised jail suicide investigations at DOJ. Experts will tell you that it’s essentially always true that jail inmate suicides are preventable, so when one happens it represents a *major* failure on the part of the jail. https://t.co/U3qRUxI2Vq
— Sam Bagenstos (@sbagen) August 10, 2019
So, what do you think?
Was this an actual suicide?
Or an attempt to sever a loose thread?
Or is this the plot for another Hollywood movie?
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