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Or, what's more likely than a grand conspiracy: A couple of guards taking on extra shifts are lax in their duties, fall asleep and falsify the records so they don't get caught sleeping on the job and collecting that nice payday. They've probably done this before and it was fine, so what could go wrong here? Epstein, facing the end of his lavish lifestyle and knowing what happens to child rapists in prison, sees that no one is checking on him and decides to hang himself.

I've worked in inpatient hospitals with secure units before, this kind of laziness is not uncommon. Even in jails and youth detention, where residents are checked on every 15 minutes (Q15), 30 minutes (Q30), and hour (Q1) depending on their risk, this still happens. As for the video, I've also seen how crappy these systems can be. Most are old, unreliable, and rely on the deterrence of possibly being recorded rather than 100% coverage.

Sure, it's suspicious and needs to be investigated, but there's a much greater chance that this was due to incompetence than it was maliciousness.
 

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I wouldn't say "everyone" there are a lot of memes and such floating around about him being assassinated. Trump also fed into one about the Clintons killing him.
 

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And now it has the gravitas and credibility of the office of the President.
 

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Yes, one conspiracy theory proves another... Clinton really did run a prostitution ring out of a pizza shop then./sarcasm
 

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https://www.npr.org/2019/08/30/755523088/as-fec-nears-shutdown-priorities-such-as-stopping-election-interference-on-hold

As FEC Nears Shutdown, Priorities Such As Stopping Election Interference On Hold

Barring some kind of miraculous last-minute reprieve, Friday will be the last business day that the Federal Election Commission will be able to function for quite a while, leaving the enforcement of federal campaign finance laws unattended ahead of the 2020 election.


The commission's vice chairman, Matthew Petersen, announced his resignation earlier this week, to take effect at the end of the month. With Petersen gone, the FEC will be down to three members and won't have a quorum.


In addition to collecting campaign finance data, the FEC investigates potential campaign finance violations, issues fines and gives guidance to campaigns about following election law — but not without a working quorum of at least four commissioners.

"To not have the FEC able to take action right now is deeply concerning," says Daniel Weiner, a former senior counsel at the FEC, who's now with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University law school.


In particular, Weiner is concerned about another attempt by Russia or other actors to interfere in the 2020 election.


"After 2016, it's become very clear that it is almost certain that the Russian government and potentially other U.S. rivals will seek to interfere in the U.S. election, including through online propaganda, cybersecurity incursions and other tactics," Weiner told NPR. As the regulator for campaign spending, he describes the FEC as one of the "front-line" agencies combating foreign interference.
 
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