[DailyMail] The security lapses at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself: How a guard took a bribe from a Turkish gold dealer and how a Wikileaks leaker managed to share new information from phones smuggled into his cell
Jeffrey Epstein was found alone and unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan early Saturday
He was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital
The billionaire pedophile's death has raised serious questions about the jail given it is hardly the first scandal
A prison guard, Victor Casado, pleaded guilty last year to taking $25,000 in cash bribes to smuggle cellphones, alcohol and food to a wealthy Turkish gold trader
...who first appeared on our radar in late 2013 as an incidental item while then-Prime Minister Erdogan raged against the detention of dozens of his top people in a graft probe he blamed on the perfidy of his BFF Fethullah Gulen...
who was the trader involved, was in prison over a money laundering scheme to Iran and says someone also tried to assassinate him
A former CIA employee, Joshua Adam Schulte,
...the former CIA programmer arrested for having child porn, subsequently discovered to have shared information on government hacking tools to Wikileaks...
is also accused of leaking classified files from a cell phone while he was locked up in the federal prison
Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide has brought new scrutiny to the federal jail in New York where he was being held given the previous security lapses at the facility that houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country. Epstein's death is hardly the first scandal at the MCC facility in Manhattan.
Last year, a prison guard at the jail, Victor Casado, pleaded guilty to taking more than $25,000 in cash bribes to smuggle cellphones, alcohol and food to a wealthy Turkish gold trader between 2016 and 2017. Reza Zarrab, who was the Turkish gold trader involved with bribing the guard, was in prison over a money laundering scheme to Iran.
He has previously testified in court that someone tried to assassinate him at the prison when he implemented Turkey's President Recep Tayip Erdogan in the scheme that would launder billions of dollars from the U.S. to Iran.
A former CIA employee, Joshua Adam Schulte, accused of leaking classified files while in prison. Schulte last year with stealing classified defense information from the CIA in 2016. He is believed to be behind the 'Vault 7' and 'Vault 8' documents released by WikiLeaks.
The 12-story jail had been designed to house 449 inmates when it opened in 1975. Today it holds more than 760.
Ron Kuby, who once represented a blind Egyptian sheik, lockup houses some of 'the highest-security prisoners on earth.'
He said that while suicide attempts among inmates are commonplace, 'it's been a long time since they lost somebody.'
Evidently 'Pedophile Island' has a higher priority than Benghazi.
The FBI only got there yesterday, three weeks after the attack killed the ambassador and after weeks of looting left the already burned compound a complete wreck, with little hope of decent intelligence gathering.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/13/2019 8:04 Comments ||
So the FBI, the agency deeply tainted by Russiagate and exonerating Hillary in Server/emailgate, is entrusted with investigating Sexgate possibly involving many powerful people, some of which are likely involved in Sexgate and Server/emailgate? Just asking.
[Breitbart] Actor Alec Baldwin claimed that financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was killed by the Russian state, which Baldwin said is now "in charge of everything" as a result of the Trump presidency.
Epstein, who was facing charges of child sex trafficking, was found dead in his cell on Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. The timing of his death, as well as the fact that he had been taken off suicide watch, has fanned multiple conspiracies about whether he was murdered in order to prevent him from ever revealing damaging information on powerful people and politicians.
The Saturday Night Live star added fuel to fire over those conspiracies by arguing Epstein was murdered by the Kremlin.
"The Russians killed Epstein," Alec Baldwin said on Sunday, "They’re in charge of everything now."
[NYPOST] Millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened... , who apparently killed himself while in federal custody in Manhattan, was taken off suicide watch in late July at the request of his attorneys, according to a report.
The disgraced money manager was found unresponsive in his single-inmate cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center early Saturday and was declared dead at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Epstein had been meeting with his attorneys for up to 12 hours a day before they requested that he be taken off suicide watch, sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.
He was found hanging by his neck about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a source has told The Post.
Epstein was taken off suicide watch ‐ which required a check every 15 minutes ‐ despite a July 23 incident in which he was found with injuries to his neck.
He had been downgraded to "special observation status," which required two guards to make separate checks on him every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed, a source has told Rooters.
[NYPOST] Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday denounced the "prancing punks" who doused NYPD cops with water during a speech in which he condemned those who disrespect cops.
"We were all nauseated by the spectacle of prancing punks pelting New York coppers with water and plastic buckets. Unfortunately, these were not isolated events. From 2014 through 2017, there has been a 20 percent increase in assaults against police, up to about 60,000 per year," Barr said at the National Fraternal Order of Police’s conference in New Orleans.
Several people have been busted in the Big Apple this summer for dousing cops with water.
Barr then praised coppers for the job they do.
"To my mind, there is no more noble profession than serving as a police officer. You put your own life and well-being on the line to protect your communities," the nation’s top law enforcement official said.
"Your families spend anxious nights, so we can sleep in peace. You never know what your day may bring ‐ what uncertainty, danger, or threat you might face. But you still get up, put on your uniform and badge, kiss your loved ones, and head out to face whatever risks might come your way."
Police officers, he added, were "fighting an unrelenting, never-ending fight against criminal predators in our society. While there are battles won and lost each day, there is never a final resolution ‐ a final victory is never in sight."
Yes, the mayor, the press and the leftist public in NYC (any many other places too) will call the police a "threat to public safety" right up to the moment they walk out. Then the strike will be called a "threat to public safety..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/13/2019 6:03 Comments ||
Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday denounced the "prancing punks" who doused NYPD cops with water during a speech in which he condemned those who disrespect cops.
Even the cops who cover for the left and guard tranny story hour at the public library, and who herd rightist dissenters into left wing mobs?
Like the cops in Berkeley, and San Jose and Portland and the Virginia State Police?
[THESUN.CO.UK] Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened... kept "meticulously detailed" diaries of his friendships which could come back to haunt his powerful pals, reports claim. Anybody gonna be surprised when they're "lost?"
The billionaire paedo, who died from an apparent suicide on Saturday, was once friends with Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton ...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is... and Donald Trump ...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons...... He is understood to have kept a secret diary detailing his friendships with the rich and famous as an "insurance policy", according to the Mirror.
Former financier Epstein, 66, is believed to have killed himself in jail - days after being taken off suicide watch.
His death came hours after a Manhattan court released a 1,200-page dossier detailing lurid abuse allegations against him.
The explosive papers also named some of the world’s elite leaders and politicians.
They were unsealed in a legal tangle between Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell ‐ Epstein’s ex-lover ‐ and Virginia Giuffre.
Ms Giuffre has alleged that she was procured by "madame" Maxwell, 57, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell, as a teenage "sex slave" for Epstein.
In previous court claims, she alleged she had sex Prince Andrew when she was a teen.
Now here's something blockchain would be great for...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/13/2019 6:05 Comments ||
The g-men are probably busy right now, forensics turned forgers hastily faking a diary with innocuous details so that the original one can be destroyed. The entirety of the deepState was in on Epstein's game. If the Clintons were involved, you can bet that everyone in the bureau brass to the DoJ knew and hid the fact.
Such antics and goings on are perks of the power they wield, or so goes the rationale in most bureaucrat and politician minds.
If there was a troublesome aspect to any of this enterprise, it was only the blackmail. If the DoJ came to be consolidated by Trumpers, and actionable, unassailable evidence ever fell into their hands, that was it for 2020. So, they saw a chance, starting with Acosta. When he resigned, they pressed on. Tried for the Mar-a-Lago angle, failed. After that, the machine took over. They decided to off him before he made another deal or maybe he uttered something to his watchers in the block.
After a decade of somnolence over the sexual exploitation of young girls, there arose a sudden urgency to arrest and try Epstein just now. Why ? And then to see him killed without any closure for victims or the public.
So far no one has seen any evidence, any discovered photos, anything... it's all just words. We just have to make do with the fact that a very bad man met his end.
What dron said.
For g-d's sake, the man actually installed cameras throughout his playpens and then catalogued and labeled and carefully stored in his personal safes who knows how many videos of powerful wealthy people romping with underage girls.
This is fact. Blackmail is what this man did for a living.
Epstein even said so last week, directly and unashamedly, in a one on one meeting with the financial journalist James B. Stewart of the New York Times.
When, if ever, will law enforcement review and announce to the public the identities of the victims of this man's decades-long, tireless, systematic blackmail efforts?
In a YouTube video released on Monday by "independent media journalist" with the title "That's the Point with Brandon," CNN's Prime Time host Chris Cuomo can be seen threatening to throw a reported "Trump supporter" down some stairs. The incident appeared to be designed to get a rise out of Cuomo, but the CNN host completely blew up at a minor slight.
All told, Cuomo used the "F-word" roughly 25 times.
Before the video started rolling, the unidentified man apparently called Cuomo by the name "Fredo." The name was a stinging nickname stemming from the disgraced Fredo Corleone character in The Godfather film. Disgrace, fitting
Over the years, it's been a favorite jab at him from people on the right. But according to Cuomo, it was an ethnic slur on par with the "N-word"
MAN 1: What? What are you going to do about it?
CUOMO: I’ll fucking ruin your shit. I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk. Little desperate there, Crissy
CNN is bad, regarding #6 Sean Hannity, sometimes you cannot tell the difference between CNN and Faux. Late this afternoon the talking heads were showing Hong Kong protesters beating the crap out of a riot police officer, showing that part of the video repeatedly.
What Faux failed to show was the police officer rushing the protesters and the protestors falling back, except for one little girl who was looking down at her cell phone not noticing the officer, who took her down to the floor hard. Protesters rushed back in to knock him off the top of her and proceeded to put him in a corner. That is when Faux news picks up the video.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Puerto Rico’s new governor has announced that she is suspending a pending $450,000 contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island’s power grid, which was wrecked by Hurricane Maria.
Sunday’s announcement is one of Wanda Vázquez’s first moves as governor. She did not explain why she was suspending the deal.
Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had been expected to sign the contract with Canadian consulting firm Stantec. A Stantec official did not immediately respond to a message asking for comment.
It is unclear whether Vázquez’s move will delay efforts to bolster the power grid, which remains fragile and is prone to outages.
Vázquez became Puerto Rico’s third governor in a week following popular protests, and anger is still simmering over government corruption and mismanagement.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Trump administration announced on Monday it is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration: Denying green cards to many migrants colonists who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.
Federal law already requires those seeking to become permanent residents or gain legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the US - a "public charge," in government speak -but the new rules detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.
It’s part of a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s immigration system that the administration has been working to put in place, despite legal pushback.
While most attention has focused on President Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... ’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, including recent raids in Mississippi and the continued separation of migrant parents from their children, the new rules target people who entered the United States legally and are seeking permanent status.
Trump is trying to move the US toward a system that focuses on immigrants colonists’ skills instead of emphasizing the reunification of families.
Under the new rules, US Citizenship and Immigration Services will now weigh whether applicants have received public assistance along with other factors such as education, income and health to determine whether to grant legal status.
The rules will take effect in mid-October. They don’t apply to US citizens, though immigrants colonists related to the citizens may be subject to them.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the rule change will ensure those who come to the country don’t become a burden, though they pay taxes.
"We want to see people coming to this country who are self-sufficient," Cuccinelli said. "That’s a core principle of the American dream. It’s deeply embedded in our history, and particularly our history related to legal immigration."
Moslem colonists Migrants make up a small percentage of those who get public benefits. In fact, many are ineligible for such benefits because of their immigration status.
Immigrant rights groups strongly criticized the changes, warning the rules would scare immigrants colonists away from asking for needed help. And they voiced concern the rules give officials too much authority to decide whether someone is likely to need public assistance in the future.
Posted by: Dino Protector of the Nebraskans7894 ||
08/13/2019 5:35 Comments ||
This one gets into the particulars. The game here is forcing the Left off the narrative that immigrants are not welfare cases. Forcing them to defend the 'redistribution' of citizens extracted taxes to support people who weren't here to begin with.
Because THIS will win back the blue collar workers that Hillary lost!
[PJMedia] "The power to tax is the power to destroy."
-John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential contender Liz Warren wants to tax us gun owners back to the Stone Age, as a part of her radical gun control agenda, revealed this weekend.
If elected, Warren promises to raise taxes on firearms and ammo purchases by 30% and 50%, respectively. That's on top of her plan for federal licensing for gun ownership -- presumably with a federal database of who owns what -- expanded background checks, and a renewed ban on "assault-style" weapons.
Warren revealed her plans at the Gun Safety Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, an event organized by Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety. She also posted on Medium:
"The next President has a moral obligation to use whatever executive authority she has to address the gun crisis, but it is obvious that executive action is not enough. Durable reform requires legislation ‐ but right now legislation is impossible. Why? A virulent mix of corruption and abuse of power."
What's she saying here? That she intends to go after the NRA and other lobby groups' "stranglehold on Congress" with new anti-corruption legislation. "Anti-corruption" in this case means "using the law to silence dissent." Because you can't gut the Second Amendment without gutting the First -- and vice-versa. Imagine the howls, under the first Republican president following a Liz administration, when progressive groups learn that Warren has neutered their First Amendment rights, too.
[IsraelTimes] Two French government ministers are calling for an investigation into the alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened... , saying a US inquiry had exposed links between the disgraced financier and La Belle France.
Epstein, whose suicide in jail over the weekend has outraged his alleged victims, owned an apartment in Gay Paree and had been in the city just before his arrest in New York last month.
"The American investigation has turned up links with La Belle France," Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa says in a joint statement with French child welfare minister Adrien Taquet.
The ministers do not provide any details of the alleged La Belle France links.
Epstein, 66, was accused of raping and sexually exploiting dozens of maiden of tender yearss for years, and of also providing teenage victims for friends and acquaintances.
[WashingtonExaminer] DES MOINES, Iowa ‐ A campaign staffer for Bernie Sanders was screamed at by a local photojournalist who was repeatedly shoved following the Vermont senator's remarks at the Iowa State Fair.
The confrontation erupted after members of the campaign relentlessly pushed the local journalists to make room for Sanders as he made his way to various attractions at the fair on Sunday.
The press pool erupted in chaos as Sanders left the campaign event, which was hosted by the Des Moines Register.
"Do not put your hands on me. You keep pushing me," the female photographer yelled at the staffer.
Another journalist asked if a different female reporter was okay after she was pushed by Sanders' campaign workers many times.
Security for the event, as well as members of Sanders' campaign, repeatedly grabbed and shoved members of the press. One staffer for the Des Moines Register pushed a gate into a reporter for the Washington Examiner after telling him that "not all press" would be allowed to follow Sanders around.
In the press office, numerous journalists complained about what they saw as appalling treatment of the press.
Following the scuffle, Sanders went on to buy (ya right) and consume a corn dog from a local vendor. I tried to find video...
[PJMEDIA] The famously winsome and charming Rep. Ilhan Omar ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side... (D-Minn.), in a 2018 interview that recently resurfaced, fed the fires of the "white supremacist terror" hysteria when she asserted that "our country [no, not Somalia] should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country." She also offered a ready solution: "Profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men." Amid a general clamor on the Left over "white supremacist terrorism," this is even crazier than most claims, as commonplace as it is. But the reality is that the idea that there is a massive terror threat from "white supremacists," dwarfing the jihad threat, isn’t remotely true.
As I noted back in November 2018 when CNN’s intrepid journalist Don Lemon made the same claim, it originated with an April 2017 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study that counted 106 people killed in 62 attacks by "far-right violent krazed killers," as compared to 119 people killed in 23 attacks by "radical Islamist violent krazed killers."
That’s right: 62 attacks by "far-right violent krazed killers," as opposed to only 23 attacks by "radical Islamist violent krazed killers." A slightly larger number of people were killed in the jihad attacks, but there were so many more "far-right" attacks that this establishes conclusively that America has a much bigger problem with the "far-right" than with jihadis. Doesn’t it?
It doesn’t. One major problem with the Government Accountability Office study leaps out from page 6 of its report, where you will see that the count of fatalities committed by "far right wing krazed killers" and "radical Islamist krazed killers" begins on September 12, 2001. Why was that day chosen? Why not start the study at the beginning of a year, or of this century?
The answer is clear: if the GAO had gone back one more day, the number of Americans killed by Islamic jihadists would have been several thousand more than those killed by "far-right violent krazed killers." The GAO obviously started its study on September 12, 2001, in order to manipulate the results so as to exaggerate the terror threat from the "far-right" and minimize it from Islamic jihadis. This is a "study" that was conducted in order to justify a predetermined conclusion, not a genuinely dispassionate search for the truth.
[YouTube] A new study from Allsides, a non-partisan media bias checking organization, shows that nearly all of the top stories from Google on recent major news are from left wing sources, not even centrist.
Dr. Robert Epstein has been warning for years that Google and big tech will swing elections and choose who wins, whether on purpose or not. In 2013 Washington Post reported on the study, in 2015 WIRED Reported on the results showing it can and will happen. Recently Dr. Epstein recently testified in front of Ted Cruz saying that at minimum Google generated 2.6 Million votes for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
There is now ample evidence that whether intentional or not Google and other big tech platforms are biased against conservatives and to a lesser extent moderates and that this will swing elections in the future. The search tends to generate left wing news outlets and news in favor of far left and social justice narratives while censoring those who speak out against establishment politics.
Yet even after leaked emails, former employees blowing the whistle, and now studies backing this up the left and far left still insist that there is no evidence of the bias against conservatives.
So let me say definitively, big tech and Google are biased against conservatives. Whether its an unintentional or intentional bias is irrelevant. The impact is obvious and the results are clear.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.