Probably incompetence

Not malice:

The two guards assigned to Jeffrey Epstein’s wing of the Manhattan jail fell asleep while they were supposed to be monitoring him, it has been claimed.

Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning, seemingly by suicide. The death of one of America’s most high-profile prisoners as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges has enraged the attorney general, William Barr, and angered his accusers.

On Wednesday it emerged that Epstein was left unsupervised for three hours, in spite of orders to check on him every 30 minutes.

According to reports in The New York Times, surveillance video from inside the jail, reviewed after Epstein’s death, shows guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center did not make some of the checks they claimed to have made in their logs.

The two guards are alleged to have falsified records to cover up their mistake, several law enforcement and prison officials told the paper.


15 thoughts on “Probably incompetence”

  1. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    “Having a kip” for 3 hours ? How very convenient.

    Where are the pictures of Hillary armed with a harpoon gun being lowered on a rope from a ventilation shaft ?

  2. There isn’t a single person familiar with the situation who didn’t think he was ever going to last more than a week or two alive.
    If random people thousands of miles away could tell you this simple fact then why didn’t the authorities think to keep a close eye on him?
    The question answers itself.

  3. So you’re the Governor of a jail. You’ve got one of the most important prisoners under your care you’re ever likely to have, in political terms. Someone who the entire world is looking at, who has the power to implicate powerful people all around the globe. So what do you do? Do you pick your best officers and assign them to watch him constantly and report to you if he so much as farts? Or do you assign as guards someone who has never done that sort of work before, and another guard you are making do extra shifts?

    Difficult choice……..

  4. To paraphrase a comment made elsewhere, the only person surprised by his ‘suicide’, was Epstein himself.

  5. Epstein is probably alive and happily raping young girls in Israel, training the next batch of Mossad honey trappers.

  6. I must admit that in this case, the incompetence could have been subsidised.

    That said, I’d have thought even 30 minutes is plenty enough to hang yourself.

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