Thursday Open Thread | Jeffrey Epstein found injured in federal jail cell

Jeffrey Epstein, the Palm Beach millionaire who was arrested earlier this month on child sex-trafficking charges, was found injured in his New York jail cell Wednesday, News 4 New York reported.

The station said Epstein, 66, was found in the fetal position and had marks on his neck, citing sources close to the investigation. The station said it may have been a possible suicide attempt, quoting sources.

Last Thursday, Senior U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman in New York ordered the accused serial sexual predator to remain incarcerated at the Manhattan Correctional Center. Berman, who listened to testimony from two women who said they had been abused by Epstein as teenagers, said Epstein was a danger to young girls.

Epstein’s attorneys had requested that Berman let him stay in his Upper East Side Manhattan mansion. They offered to use his personal fortune as collateral to guarantee his bail, and promised to pay for his own private security force to keep him essentially imprisoned in his own home.

But Berman said a jail cell would provide the most protection for Epstein’s victims and would prevent him from leaving the country.

Epstein’s arrest came eight months after the Miami Herald published a three-part investigative series, Perversion of Justice, which detailed how federal prosecutors in South Florida shelved a federal sex-trafficking indictment 12 years ago and granted a plea deal that allowed Epstein to serve just 13 months in a Palm Beach County jail. He was able to leave the jail six days a week on work release for his West Palm Beach office.

The deal was crafted in secret under Miami’s then-U.S. attorney, Alexander Acosta. Acosta was the Labor Secretary in the Trump Administration until he resigned, effective last Friday.

It was not clear if Epstein injured himself or if he was attacked, according to the station.

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74 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Jeffrey Epstein found injured in federal jail cell

  1. rikyrah says:


    Bougie Black Girl (@BougieBlackGurl) Tweeted:
    If your mama drank Bartles & Jaymes, knew who Victor Newman, Erica Kane or Stefano DiMera were, watched Dallas or Dynasty and called the soap operas her “stories,” your ass had to be home before the street lights came on.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Told you this morning..
    Puffy . You in danger, Chile.
    You not ready. You ain’t been right since Kim died..
    You ain’t ready…
    Told you…that girl learned from her Mama, and Marjorie ain’t playing.

    I have been reading this thread and laughing so hard, I got a stomach cramp.

    Back away, Puffy. Go by a fleet of race cars for your midlife crisis. Even a dozen Lamborghinis would be cheaper than this young woman.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Yep 😒 😒

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    Regular reminder that Michael Moore is a man whose entire business model relies on Republicans being in power and Dems and liberals fighting each other instead of the GOP.

    He’s a fraud and a clown folks. It’s all about movies and book sales.

  4. Liza says:

    This is interesting. I saw the 1983 film The Dead Zone for the first time less than a year ago. I bought the DVD, watched it again several times and then read the book by Stephen King. And, yes it’s true. If you were to watch this film now you would think Stephen King is a prophet and that is even more true if you read the book.

    • eliihass says:

      Ha! Suuuurrrre😂😜 ..Anyone actually believe this, I’ve got the Golden Gate Bridge and all of California to sell you..

      Dems, you’re seriously being played by a whole bunch of different agendas.. don’t fall for the okey-doke.. Given a choice between her and the treasonous buffoon, most of those same folks aggressively pushing this tripe are walking into that voting booth and pulling that lever for the treasonous buffoon..

      Buried deep in this same Vanity Fair commissioned prop-up/hype-up fluff piece courtesy of the deep-pockets pushing this fluffed-up mediocrity, is at least a bit of a truth kernel:

      “..Not everyone buys the idea that Harris is the next Obama, superficial similarities aside. “She’s overrated,” says a Republican grandee who still has battle scars from run-ins with the 44th president. “Obama had authenticity. She doesn’t.” Another Republican strategist who doesn’t buy the the hype called Harris “terrible” and “a disaster.”

      Can’t say it enough, Dems run this woman, Dems lose. It’s as simple as that.. Russia won’t even need to intervene to bolster their buffoon.. they’ll only have get in there to mess with the numbers for the down ballot in specific States..

  5. rikyrah says:

    For real? Seriously? They get this kind of money for just posting?

    Kylie Jenner, 21, retains her title as the highest-paid star on Instagram, as it’s revealed she earns up to $1.2 MILLION per post – while second-place Ariana Grande rakes in $990,000

    The list was put together by Hopper HQ, which analysed data including average engagement, how often they post and the number of followers one has
    Kylie came in first place, as she is estimated to charge $1,266,000 per post
    Ariana Grande came in second place, earning up to $990,000 per post, while Cristiano Ronaldo came in third place with a whopping $975,000 per single post
    Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Dwayne Johnson and Beyonce were also included on this year’s Instagram Rich List
    Hopper HQ also revealed the top five influencers on the 2019 Instagram Rich List


    PUBLISHED: 18:01 EDT, 24 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:22 EDT, 25 July 2019

    • eliihass says:

      And that’s how the low-info population is kept uninformed, misinformed, under informed …and primed to be easily exploited and manipulated..

      And that’s how the treasonous buffoon with the help of Kanye and his reality tv act wife, penetrates the primed psyche of the low-info masses..

  6. rikyrah says:

    She’s just…….not attractive…….in the least….

    Giggles in Greece! Tiffany Trump roars with laughter while watching her billionaire boyfriend jet skiing in Mykonos – as the happy couple continue their VERY jet-set summer with yet another vacation

    Tiffany, 25, and Michael Boulos, also 25, are currently enjoying a fun-filled getaway on the Greek island
    On Tuesday, the couple enjoyed lunch at a restaurant near the beach, before going out onto the water
    Tiffany, who was accompanied by a large Secret Service detail, got into a boat, where she watched her boyfriend as he climbed onto a jet ski and shot out across the water
    Both wore beachy outfits for the occasion, with Tiffany modeling a multi-colored cover-up over a black bathing suit, while Michael donned a pair of patterned black-and-white shorts and a white button-down
    The first daughter appeared to be having a whale of a time and was pictured giggling as she watched Michael on the water while snapping a few pictures on her phone
    Tiffany and Michael have had a very busy summer of travel, including multiple trips to London, where Michael is based, New York, Washington, D.C., and Cannes, where they attended the Film Festival
    They also enjoyed some time on a luxury $60 million yacht with Tiffany’s close friend, socialite Peter Brant Jr.

    PUBLISHED: 13:04 EDT, 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:21 EDT, 25 July 2019

  7. rikyrah says:

    I’m in tears reading this thread. My heart had been sad , thinking about losing this archive of Black American humanity.. just hurt.
    This is why you have to have Black faces…self respecting Black faces, in all kinds of spaces.

    • eliihass says:

      “..An archive of more than 4 million photographs from the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines will be given to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and other cultural institutions.

      The Ford, Andrew W. Mellon and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundations and the J. Paul Getty Trust paid $30 million to acquire the archive from Johnson Publishing. The collection is considered by some to be the most important visual archive of 20th century African American life and culture.

      Announced Thursday, the purchase is pending court approval since it is part of an auction of the company’s assets in connection with its bankruptcy proceeding.

      The archive is a national treasure and one of tremendous importance to the telling of black history in America,” Ford Foundation President Darren Walker said in a statement. “We felt it was imperative to preserve these ..The archive includes photographs of political, social and artistic leaders — including Muhammad Ali, Aretha Franklin and Martin Luther King Jr. — as well as images of historic importance, such as the mutilated body of Emmett Till in his coffin…”

  8. rikyrah says:

    Why Mitch McConnell’s striking unpopularity matters
    07/25/19 10:00 AM—UPDATED 07/25/19 12:05 PM
    By Steve Benen
    The latest national Fox News poll gauged public attitudes on a variety of prominent political figures, and it’s worth noting who finished last.

    Donald Trump: 45% favorable, 51% unfavorable
    Nancy Pelosi: 39% favorable, 50% unfavorable
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 34% favorable, 41% unfavorable
    Ilhan Omar: 26% favorable, 37% unfavorable
    Mitch McConnell: 25% favorable, 47% unfavorable

    To a very real extent, conducting national polling on the popularity of first-term congresswomen, seven months into their careers on Capitol Hill, seems a little odd. That said, the president has invested considerable energy into attacking Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Omar in recent weeks, desperately trying to convince the public that they and their allies are anti-American communists who support terrorism.

    And yet, they both have higher favorability ratings than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    In recent years, the conventional wisdom in Republican circles has been that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s public standing is so poor, it’s effectively toxic. According to a recent book from Cliff Sims, a former aide in Trump’s White House, the president told then-House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a couple of years ago, in reference to Pelosi, “Have you seen her? She’s a disaster. Every time she opens her mouth another Republican gets elected.”

    With this in mind, GOP candidates and campaigns obsessively try to tie Democrats – even in races that have literally nothing to do with the U.S. House – to the San Francisco congresswoman.

    In the Fox News poll, Pelosi may not be winning any popularity contests, but her favorability rating did reach a new high.

    All of which raises the prospect of a new political dynamic.

    To be sure, I don’t imagine McConnell cares in the slightest about poll results like these. Kentucky hasn’t elected a Democratic senator in a generation, and McConnell has won re-election before despite his unpopularity.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Andrea González-Ramírez (@andreagonram) Tweeted:
    It’s official. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is resigning, effective Friday, August 2. He is the first governor to step down in the history of Puerto Rico. #RickyRenuncia

  10. rikyrah says:

    Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) Tweeted:
    I honestly can’t tell if the @washingtonpost sending an actual theater critic to cover the theater of politics is the most or least self-aware thing a political media outlet has ever done

    • eliihass says:

      Boris Johnson, to whom lying comes as easily as breathing, is on the verge of becoming prime minister.

      Mr. Johnson, whose laziness is proverbial and opportunism legendary, is a man well practiced in deceit, a pander willing to tickle the prejudices of his audience for easy gain.

      His personal life is incontinent, his public record inconsequential. And his premiership could bring about the end of Britain itself.

      Britain may be about to discover how it feels to be the punch line..

      -James Butler

  11. Liza says:

    Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail (16 minute video, very interesting)

  12. rikyrah says:


    3 girls arrested in attack of 15-year-old with special needs captured on video, police say
    Posted 10:39 AM, July 25, 2019,
    by WGN Web Desk,
    Updated at 10:49AM, July 25, 2019

    CHICAGO — Three juvenile girls have been arrested in connection with an attack on a 15-year-old girl with special needs that was captured on video, according to Chicago police.

    CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said three girls, ages 13, 14 and 15-years-old, are in custody and charges against them include Aggravated Battery and Mob Action. Supt. Eddie Johnson and Area Central Detectives will hold a news conference at 11:30 a.m. Thursday with details.

    A video of the attack began circulating on social media Monday, but Chicago police said the girl was missing for five days before police were contacted.

    Police said the girl may have also been sexually assaulted while she was missing.

    The girl was located Tuesday night and taken to the hospital where she was treated and released. She went home with her father.

    Community activist Stringer Harris, who spoke with the media before a police news conference Wednesday, identified the people who attacked the girl as six teens, five girls and one boy, between the ages of 15 and 18, who were her so-called friends. Police did not confirm this information.

    Harris also said the girl suffers from a mental illness.

  13. Take note! This is how it’s done. Get in the streets and stay until change comes.

    • eliihass says:

      And the treasonous buffoon knows it, too.. Which is why he’s been very busy furiously cultivating and sucking up to all manner of Alt-Right, white supremacist, biker, paramilitary, deranged types..

    • eliihass says:

      Besides the power/greed trip dynamic, and entrenching neocon/GOP policies and control for the foreseeable future.. this is the haunted look of an unscrupulous weasel with many closets filled with a whole lot unsavory skeletons..

      Good news is, à la Ailes, some of it, damning enough, will be uncovered.. eventually ..

    • eliihass says:

      Peter Baker has been very much part of the problem.. the access for muddying stuff peddlers who’ve actively enabled this nightmare …

      Nate Silver, too..

    • eliihass says:

      Hopefully, Mr Rogers isn’t found to have supported ‘busing’… or ‘coddled racist’ colleagues, family, friends.. by working, socializing or existing with them in the same office, home, church, grocery store, movie theater..

  14. rikyrah says:

    Please explain this to me…how does this SON look like the SPITTING IMAGE OF HIS MOTHER?

    I mean…WOW.
    I remember his mother in that dress.

    Damian Hurley, 17, pays tribute to his mum Elizabeth, 54, in safety-pin blazer as he attends glamorous make-up launch… 25 years after she donned THAT Versace dress

    PUBLISHED: 09:03 EDT, 25 July 2019 |

  15. rikyrah says:

    Pathetic, entitled demon.

    Son, 37, is accused of beating his 71-year-old dad with a wrench and leaving him brain damaged after an argument about inheriting his dead mother’s $2 million fortune

    Jason Heyworth, 37, is on trial in New York for the 2017 attempted murder of his 71-year-old father Eric Heyworth
    Jurors at Manhattan Supreme Court were on Wednesday shown gruesome photos of the injuries Eric sustained in the June 2017 attack
    Prosecutors say Heyworth beat his father so badly in his East Harlem apartment that he was in a coma for two months
    Heyworth is accused of attacking his father with a wrench over four hours after going to his apartment following a dispute about his late mother’s fortune
    Heyworth and his brother each inherited $1 million following their mother Virginia Paris-Heyworth’s death in 2012
    Prosecutors say Heyworth swindled away his inheritance and had demanded that his father give him more money


    PUBLISHED: 01:34 EDT, 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 07:48 EDT, 25 July 2019

  16. rikyrah says:

    Approximately 15,600 people died between 2014 and 2017 as a result of their states refusing to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research.— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) 25 July 2019

  17. rikyrah says:

    Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) Tweeted:
    If you want impeachment you gotta make calls (202) 224-3121

  18. rikyrah says:

    We saw this coming. Am I supposed to have sympathy?
    I don’t think so 😒😒

  19. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

  20. TokyoSand says:

    He may have tried to kill himself. He may have been assaulted. What I can tell you, thanks to my spouse working as a lawyer in the prison system when he was a student, is that pedophiles are the lowest of the low in the hierarchy and don’t do well in prison.

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