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Sun Jun 26, 2022, 07:56 PM

Ghislaine Maxwell put on suicide watch ahead of sentencing: Lawyer

Source: ABC News

Jeffery Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been put on suicide watch days before her sentencing on five criminal counts, including sex trafficking, according to her lawyer.

She is awaiting sentencing, ahead of Tuesday morning's hearing, at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

"Yesterday, without having conducted a psychological evaluation and without justification, the MDC placed Ms. Maxwell on suicide watch," her lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, wrote to a federal court in New York on Saturday. "She is not permitted to possess and review legal documents and is not permitted paper or pen. This has prevented her from preparing for sentencing."

Nearly three years ago, her accomplice, Jeffery Epstein was found dead by suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The federal government announced last year that MCC would close due to its poor conditions.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/ghislaine-maxwell-put-suicide-watch-ahead-sentencing-lawyer/story?id=85733948

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Reply Ghislaine Maxwell put on suicide watch ahead of sentencing: Lawyer (Original post)
groundloop Jun 26 OP
onecaliberal Jun 26 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jun 26 #2
Haggis 4 Breakfast Jun 26 #9
Effete Snob Jun 26 #11
Haggis 4 Breakfast Jun 26 #14
Effete Snob Jun 26 #16
Haggis 4 Breakfast Jun 26 #20
Effete Snob Jun 26 #23
PoliticAverse Jun 27 #58
Effete Snob Jun 27 #59
PoliticAverse Jun 27 #60
Effete Snob Jun 27 #62
Effete Snob Jun 26 #30
Chin music Jun 26 #12
Effete Snob Jun 26 #15
Chin music Jun 26 #19
oldsoftie Jun 27 #50
Chin music Jun 27 #61
Effete Snob Jun 27 #64
Chin music Jun 27 #65
Effete Snob Jun 27 #66
Chin music Jun 27 #71
samsingh Jun 27 #77
oldsoftie Jun 27 #68
Chin music Jun 27 #74
oldsoftie Jun 27 #78
Effete Snob Jun 26 #5
Haggis 4 Breakfast Jun 26 #7
Effete Snob Jun 26 #8
Haggis 4 Breakfast Jun 26 #10
Effete Snob Jun 26 #13
Chin music Jun 26 #22
Effete Snob Jun 26 #24
Chin music Jun 26 #26
Effete Snob Jun 26 #28
Chin music Jun 26 #29
Effete Snob Jun 26 #32
Chin music Jun 26 #33
ShazzieB Jun 27 #45
Effete Snob Jun 27 #52
ShazzieB Jun 28 #80
oldsoftie Jun 27 #69
ShazzieB Jun 28 #79
oldsoftie Jun 28 #83
ShazzieB Jun 28 #81
rubbersole Jun 26 #25
Effete Snob Jun 26 #27
rubbersole Jun 26 #36
Chin music Jun 26 #17
oldsoftie Jun 27 #70
AntiFascist Jun 26 #3
Journeyman Jun 26 #4
texasfiddler Jun 26 #6
sarcasmo Jun 27 #67
Chin music Jun 26 #18
IronLionZion Jun 26 #21
Skittles Jun 26 #31
PJMcK Jun 26 #34
Chin music Jun 26 #35
womanofthehills Jun 27 #41
Effete Snob Jun 27 #55
AntiFascist Jun 26 #37
roamer65 Jun 26 #38
Lancero Jun 26 #39
ShazzieB Jun 27 #46
Lancero Jun 27 #47
AntiFascist Jun 27 #48
PoliticAverse Jun 27 #63
Lancero Jun 27 #72
ShazzieB Jun 28 #82
keithbvadu2 Jun 27 #40
C Moon Jun 27 #42
GoldandSilver Jun 27 #43
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BWdem4life Jun 27 #49
oldsoftie Jun 27 #51
AZLD4Candidate Jun 27 #53
Effete Snob Jun 27 #54
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 07:57 PM

1. She's going to be Epsteined.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 07:58 PM

2. Also my first thought. It is so laughable anybody believes he killed himself.

She might get protection though, somehow.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:17 PM

9. One of the most pre-eminent and respected pathologists in the world,


Dr. Michael Baden, reviewed the Epstein file and said that there is no way that Epstein could have created the injury that killed him. And then there are all of the other inconsistencies and coincidences . . . .

Like Malcolm Nance said, "Coincidence takes a lot of planning."

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:21 PM

11. Lol, Baden


Yeah. He couldn’t figure out who killed OJ Simpson’s wife either.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:23 PM

14. He's a PATHOLOGIST,


Not a detective.

Try to keep up.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:25 PM

16. Yeah, so is the New York Medical Examiner


Who is a professional employee of a Democratic administration, and not a gun for hire for people with agendas.

But you are feee to side with Epstein’s lawyers.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:30 PM

20. The NY Medical Examiners Office hires DOCTORS,


you know P H Y S I C I A N S ? Not politicians. And Michael Baden is not a politician by any stretch.

You chose your handle well.

Don't waste my time.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:35 PM

23. Now you are simply not telling the truth

This woman of science is not a politician:



https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocme/news/002-17/new-york-city-chief-medical-examiner-dr-barbara-sampson-appointed-trustee-the-american

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson Appointed as Trustee of the American Board of Pathology


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A native of New York City, Dr. Sampson earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Rockefeller University, and received her degree in medicine at Cornell University Medical College, followed by a residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

She brings years of experience to her role as Chief Medical Examiner, having served as Acting Chief Medical Examiner, First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Senior Medical Examiner, and Cardiovascular Pathology Consultant, among other positions at OCME since 1998.

She serves as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, the Vice-Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Pathology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Sampson has published widely on forensic pathology and microbiology, including 29 articles and 4 book chapters, and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Cardiovascular Pathology. She is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology and the E.R. Squibb and Sons Senior Thesis Prize for Contribution to Scientific Research. Dr. Sampson is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology and is participating in Maintenance of Certification.

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Baden is a longstanding quack for hire who gives his client - in this instance Epstein's lawyers - the answers they want.

But please don't lie about Dr. Sampson.

Her qualifications far exceed Badens, and she had direct access to the body. It is amazing how far people will go to lie to preserve their nonsense.

Go ahead and smear her your best. What sum of money do you suppose she decided to cash in a lifetime of integrity for? Post how much you think it took.

Tell me how much it takes to buy off a leading woman scientist, who was educated and came up through the ranks when science was a much more male-dominated profession, and who no doubt was discouraged by men every step of the way, in order to cover up the crimes of a man who was credibly accused of molesting girls.

I want to know what you have to do to get a woman to trade in her integrity for a job like that, so please let me know how much money you think it takes.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 08:29 AM

58. "is a woman of science" - and pathology is not an exact science. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #58)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 08:32 AM

59. Lol

You will notice that Mr. Haggis here put great stock into Baden being a "PATHOLOGIST", which makes his word golden, and claiming that the NYC ME was a political hack physician.

But now we are going to jump to another track and suggest that all pathologists are unreliable.

Okay.

So on a scale from stupid (doesn't know what she's doing) to liar (in on it) or coward (bought off / threatened because no one ever reports that), you are going to go with "stupid". Correct?

Can you remind me which are the "exact" sciences?

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #59)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 08:38 AM

60. How many autopsies do you think Dr Sampson has done in her career? Do you think she got every one..

right? If she didn't you really think that makes her "stupid"?

Whether she is right or not in her assessment has nothing to do with Baden.

> Can you remind me which are the "exact" sciences?

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exact_sciences

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #60)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 08:47 AM

62. You know what else has nothing to do with Baden?

Professional independence - he was hired and paid by Epstein's lawyers because they wanted a particular answer. Sampson is professionally independent and received no compensation by any interested party.

Epstein's body - Baden never saw it or touched it.

You prefer Baden's answer, because you trust Team Epstein to come up with the right result. That's all. I tend to be a little skeptical of the opinions of experts hired by child molesters, but you do you.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:54 PM

30. Dr. Sampson is a Trustee of the American Board of PATHOLOGY


She serves as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, the Vice-Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Pathology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Sampson has published widely on forensic pathology and microbiology, including 29 articles and 4 book chapters, and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Cardiovascular Pathology.

Dr. Baden is a hack for hire.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:23 PM

15. Speaking of paychecks...


Baden’s was signed by Epstein’s attorneys.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 06:58 AM

50. I'm sure someone has checked those guards since then.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #61)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:24 AM

64. All while Merrick Garland sleeps

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Response to Chin music (Reply #65)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:29 AM

66. It's a discussion board

I discuss.

Not taking requests this week.

I don't ignore Qanon conspiracy crap. I respond to it and point it out.

If my comments bother you, then you can ignore what you like.

Stop telling me what to do.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #64)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:13 AM

77. i do believe this is true - and on a wider scale while repugs destroy Democracy

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Response to Chin music (Reply #61)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:47 AM

68. There are too many people digging to hide something this long for regular people.

Unless absolutely NOTHING about their lives has changed. And how often does that happen when regular people get handed a large sum of money?
It there was something other than incompetence there it would've been found by now.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #74)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 01:31 PM

78. And nobody ever talks. Even when you know there's a ton of cash being waved around.

SOMEONE would've said something by now. And again, deaths like this aren't unusual. I'd just like to see something out of the ordinary. Guard incompetence & non working equipment isn't unusual either.
The funniest thing is the Right saying it was the Clintons & the Left saying it was trump. And both insisting THEY know.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:06 PM

5. Why?


What would be the purpose?

She’s been convicted already. The trial is over. The victims testified (although none of the Qanon type conspiracy theorists listened to any of them).

For what possible reason is someone going to kill her now?

She’s had all sorts of time to record everything she knows.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:14 PM

7. Are you serious ? Or naive ?

What she HASN'T said would fill the world's libraries. There are powerful men all over this world that would love to make sure she NEVER has the opportunity to talk. Don't forget, there could be an appeal or it could be overturned. Or -- god forbid -- she could be pardoned.

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:16 PM

8. Ah, the worldwide network of pedophiles

Yep. Q-stuff.

Amazing that a total of one victim named about four other people. When are we going after Bill Richardson, incidentally?

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:20 PM

10. Do you have a point ?

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Response to Haggis 4 Breakfast (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:22 PM

13. Yes I do


My point is that it is troubling to see Qanon bullshit posted on DU.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:48 PM

28. That's a link to DU

Here, I'll repost it for you.




https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocme/news/002-17/new-york-city-chief-medical-examiner-dr-barbara-sampson-appointed-trustee-the-american

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson Appointed as Trustee of the American Board of Pathology


=======

A native of New York City, Dr. Sampson earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Rockefeller University, and received her degree in medicine at Cornell University Medical College, followed by a residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

She brings years of experience to her role as Chief Medical Examiner, having served as Acting Chief Medical Examiner, First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Senior Medical Examiner, and Cardiovascular Pathology Consultant, among other positions at OCME since 1998.

She serves as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, the Vice-Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Pathology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Sampson has published widely on forensic pathology and microbiology, including 29 articles and 4 book chapters, and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Cardiovascular Pathology. She is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology and the E.R. Squibb and Sons Senior Thesis Prize for Contribution to Scientific Research. Dr. Sampson is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology and is participating in Maintenance of Certification.

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Baden is a longstanding quack for hire who gives his client - in this instance Epstein's lawyers - the answers they want.

But please don't lie about Dr. Sampson.

Her qualifications far exceed Badens, and she had direct access to the body. It is amazing how far people will go to lie to preserve their nonsense.

Go ahead and smear her your best. What sum of money do you suppose she decided to cash in a lifetime of integrity for? Post how much you think it took.

Tell me how much it takes to buy off a leading woman scientist, who was educated and came up through the ranks when science was a much more male-dominated profession, and who no doubt was discouraged by men every step of the way, in order to cover up the crimes of a man who was credibly accused of molesting girls.

I want to know what you have to do to get a woman to trade in her integrity for a job like that, so please let me know how much money you think it takes.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #29)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:59 PM

32. Does Merrick Garland know?


How many people in the Biden administration do you think know about this and are sitting on it?

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 01:42 AM

45. LOTS of people think Epstein was mudered.

I don't have a strong opinion myself, because I haven't really delved into the fact of the case. I certainly don't think it's a ridiculous idea, though. Far from it, actually.

If QAnon thinks he was murdered, it's news to me....but if they do, they have loads of company.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #45)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 07:23 AM

52. Oh, well then

If “LOTS” believe it, it must be true.

Do you think Merrick Garland knows? How about Biden? Dumb, or just not curious enough?

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #52)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:39 AM

80. I have no idea if it's true.

[EDITED TO ADD: This reply is directed to Effete Snob. No idea why it posted as a reply to myself!]

All I know is that I saw posts right here at DU expressing suspicion about him committing suicide as soon as the news broke. That seemed to be a very common sentiment here, at least at that time. As a result, I was surprised to see it being dismissed as a "RW conspiracy theory."

If you want to argue the question of how Epstein died, you'll have to find someone else to do that with. As I said before, I really don't have an opinion about that.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #45)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:50 AM

69. Well, lots of people still think "the election was stolen!".

Opinions don't mean facts. People in situations like that do kill themselves often.
There are a lot of people who think the WTC was "bombed" too. And on & on.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #69)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:23 AM

79. I was making the point that it's not just a RW thing.

Like I said, I don't have a strong opinion. It just seems odd to me to write it off as a RW conspiracy theory when it's been a pretty popular opinion from the beginning here at good old LW DU.

EDITED TO ADD: This was supposed to be a reply to old softie. I've tried twice now, and it keeps showing up as a reply to myself. I hereby give up and will delete the extra post.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #79)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 06:23 AM

83. Yes its definitely not just the RW.

And your post DID come up as a reply to me even though its placement looks otherwise. Computers!!!!

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:42 PM

25. What is an effete snob anyway?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

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Response to rubbersole (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:46 PM

27. It was an insult used by Spiro Agnew to characterize opponents of the Vietnam war

It is a well known phrase to persons with longstanding acquaintance to liberal politics.

Posers and trolls don't recognize it, because they are only pretending to be liberals, and they don't even bother to Google it.

https://politicaldictionary.com/words/effete-snobs/

“Effete snobs” was a phrase used by Vice President Spiro Agnew to denounce anti-war protesters, and young intellectuals in general, during the Vietnam era. The phrase quickly caught on and was adopted as a slogan by the anti-war movement.

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It is one of the most instantly recognizable phrases among those who opposed the Nixon administration.

Phonies and people unfamiliar with history, not so much.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #27)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:01 PM

36. Thanks.

I feel sorry for your condition. People here are nice. You'll get the help necessary.

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Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:52 AM

70. But you don't know what she has or hasn't said. You have no idea.

None of us do.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 07:59 PM

3. I hope the camera system works this time n/t

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:05 PM

4. Better if she were on "maybe about to be murdered" watch . . .

and the cameras were trained on her watchers instead of her cell.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:07 PM

6. Time to turn of the cameras.

SATIRE!!!

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:47 AM

67. Cue the overworked guards.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:30 PM

21. Maxwell didn't kill herself

yet

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:54 PM

31. maybe now she is feeliing like some of her victims

fuck her, she is trash

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:23 PM

34. I really don't care

Do you?

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Mon Jun 27, 2022, 12:44 AM

41. I care because we need names from her

As long as she’s alive, there Is a possibility.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 07:33 AM

55. Why not get names from the victims?


Several testified in this trial. They’re not afraid to talk about what happened. But all of them except one has the same consistent story about being recruited to give Epstein”massages??.

Virginia Giuffre named Bill Richardson and nobody gives a shit.

A powerful secret cabal molesting children is a trope that goes back to the Middle Ages, and forward to the McMartin pre-school and the Satanic Panic of the 1980’s.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:03 PM

37. One wonders what information could come out at her sentencing hearing...

Prosecutors, though, said no redactions were required or necessary because any privacy interests belonged to victims and none asked for their statements to be sealed. They added that no “due process interest is protected by withholding victim impact statements from the public.” Three victims may speak at sentencing.

Included were nine graphic pictures of Sarah Ransome taken in a hospital bed after two suicide attempts she blames on the trauma of over a half year spent as a “sex toy” for Epstein and Maxwell and others that left her so distressed that she once considered jumping from a cliff into shark-infested waters off Epstein's sprawling Virgin Islands estate.
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One woman, “Kate,” a former British model who testified at trial, spoke of the “silent screams” inside the minds of girls who were not yet adults when Maxwell and Epstein flashed wealth and ties to famous and powerful people before subjecting them to sex abuse and then fear so they would never disobey their prurient quests.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/accusers-write-ghislaine-maxwells-sentencing-judge-85702538

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:10 PM

38. I bet she gets "suicided", just like people do in RuZZia.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:34 PM

39. Gotta say, the amount of people in this topic pushing a RW conspiracy theory...

Is extremely troubling.

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Response to Lancero (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 01:51 AM

46. Right wing conspiracy theory?

That's a new one on me.

As soon as the news of Epstein's death broke, lots of people right here at DU were saying it was murder, not suicide. I mean, immediately.

As I said in another reply, I don't have a strong opinion about it, but I don't think it's a farfetched idea at all.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #46)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 02:12 AM

47. Cerain websites, Trump, Fox, immediately started claiming that the Clintons were behind his death...

So, yes. Right-wing conspiracy theory.

Not the first time DU has drank the kool-aid. And given how many are still sipping on this one, I certainly doubt it'll be the last RW conspiracy theory that DU embraces.

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Response to Lancero (Reply #47)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 02:55 AM

48. You mean this Donald Trump?

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Response to Lancero (Reply #47)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 08:48 AM

63. You must have missed the posts on DU claiming Trump was behind his death.

Epstein was involved with both Democrats and Republicans.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #63)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 10:02 AM

72. Drinking the kool-aid doesn't make it any less of a RW conspiracy theory.

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Response to Lancero (Reply #47)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 01:04 AM

82. Interesting.

I was not aware of that. But even knowing it's a popular theory with the RW, I still don’t think it's exclusively a RW thing.

I also don't think ALL the posts I read at DU right after the man died were the result of people drinking RW kookaid. The reaction was too instantaneous for that.

As I've said multiple times now, I never did have a strong opinion on how he died. The only point I was ever trying to make is that the belief he was murdered is NOT the exclusive property of the RW. If I haven't made that point by now, I never will, so I am done here!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 12:14 AM

40. Suicided watch

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 12:46 AM

42. OMG! Who put her on "suicide watch?" That sounds like premeditated murder!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 01:00 AM

43. Ghisliane Maxwell was a willing participant and key figure in sex traffing.

Why would I have any sympathy for her. That’s her family’s job, not ours.

Ms. Maxwell should live out the rest of her days in a tiny cell, surrounded by women she has no connection to.

Once sentenced, I hope I never hear about her again. Dead to me, but she’ll have to wake up everyday and remember why she’s in prison. May she have a long and miserable life.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 01:01 AM

44. Ghisliane Maxwell was a willing participant and key figure in sex trafficking.

Why would I have any sympathy for her. That’s her family’s job, not ours.

Ms. Maxwell should live out the rest of her days in a tiny cell, surrounded by women she has no connection to.

Once sentenced, I hope I never hear about her again. Dead to me, but she’ll have to wake up everyday and remember why she’s in prison. May she have a long and miserable life.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 05:11 AM

49. If I had done what she did

(And if I had a working conscience) I would want to kill myself too. But I can’t imagine anyone with a working conscience doing what she did, so I’m with the Epsteiners on this one.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 07:01 AM

51. Just had one in my area commit suicide after getting the DP last week. Good riddance.

No wasting of tax money on endless worthless appeals & feeding him. He was in his 20s so would have eaten up millions.

As for Maxwell, if she had something to offer I'm sure her attys would have brought it up by now.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #51)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 07:25 AM

53. Why even bother with a trial? Execute upon arrest.

Look at the money everyone will save.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #51)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 07:26 AM

54. Nah, she's been unable to speak or write

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Oddly enough, she forgot how to speak, write, or communicate with her attorneys or anyone else.

She's been sitting around for months, and forgot English entirely.

Just think about how extensive is all that stuff she never said but we know is true anyway.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 07:53 AM

56. Does that mean they will

watch as she commits suicide?

Has she disclosed everything already? I ask because I can only think of one public figure who has been damaged by her testimony so far.

Note: that doesn't mean there aren't more, but only one prominent one comes to mind.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #56)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 08:24 AM

57. What testimony?


She didn't testify at the trial.

Did she testify somewhere else?

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/17/1064951639/ghislaine-maxwell-doesnt-testify-as-her-defense-team-rests-its-case


Ghislaine Maxwell doesn't testify, as her defense team rests its case


What public figure did Maxwell testify about? This is interesting news.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #57)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:03 AM

75. Poor word choice

I thought she had to give up some information....maybe she didn't.

My husband is going in for heart surgery this week and I'm not entirely on the ball.

Sorry if I offended by being incorrect.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #75)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:10 AM

76. No offense


Its just words on a computer screen.

People "know" there is a vast undisclosed conspiracy of pedophiles simply because they "know" it. It is not based on the actual victims' testimony, but is simply based on the fact that Epstein glommed onto a lot of wealthy and powerful people and that, by association, they all were involved somehow.

People "know" about this conspiracy the same way they knew about the Satanic network of child care centers in the 1980's, or the same way that Qanon'ers "know" about trafficked children held hostage under a pizza parlor.

What's nice about this one is the CTers can work both sides since Epstein was bi-partisan in his parasitic relationships.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 10:13 AM

73. "Suicide watch", in this case, means "Watch her commit suicide".

n/t

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 08:26 AM

84. Ghislaine Maxwell's cellmate 'was offered money to kill Jeffrey Epstein's accomplice'

Isabel Keane
Metro UK, Thursday 16 Jun 2022 4:49 pm

Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell say her cellmate in prison has claimed on several occasions to have been offered money to kill the 60-year-old Jeffrey Epstein accomplice.

Her attorneys made the claim in a court filing Wednesday, in which they called for leniency after she was convicted of sex trafficking and helping pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein abuse teenage girls.

‘One of the female inmates in Ms Maxwell’s housing unit told at least three other inmates that she had ben offered money to murder Ms Maxwell and that she planned to strangle her in her sleep,’ the court filing read.

The inmate claimed the payment had been worth ‘an additional 20 years’ incarceration.’

Continues…

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/16/ghislaine-maxwells-cellmate-bribed-to-kill-epsteins-accomplice-16841461/

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