Jeffrey Epstein, prison guards
Epstein’s guards: “We're Not Corrupt. We're Stupid.” Photo credit:Ted Rall for WhoWhatWhy

Jeffrey Epstein’s death is not a good look for the federal government. The best case scenario is stunning incompetence.

After pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell, news reports said that his guards falsified their logs to show that they had checked on him when, in fact, they had been sleeping.

But that’s not the only example of incompetence. Although Epstein had attempted to kill himself last month, he was taken off suicide watch only six days later. And his death seems to be extremely convenient for the rich and powerful who knew of or participated in his criminal activities. You know there’s a problem when the official story from the government is that they are incompetent and shady.


  • Ted Rall

    Ted Rall is an American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author. His most recent book is "The Stringer," a graphic novel in which journalism meets "Breaking Bad."

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