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Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell this morning. He allegedly hanged himself in what might have been his second suicide attempt, despite previously being on suicide watch.
In July, when Epstein was found with injuries on his body in his New York prison cell, the authorities decided to put him on a so-called suicide watch 24/7. But it didn't stop him from committing suicide. Today he succeeded.
Politicians are now demanding answers in Jeffrey Epstein's suicide and Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of them.
"We need answers. Lots of them,” said Ocasio- Cortez on her Twitter. And she is not the only one that demands answers and some justice for Epstein's victims.
"The death of Jeffrey Epstein does not end the need for justice for his victims or the right of the public to know why a prolific child molester got a slap on the wrist instead of a long prison sentence,” said Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel. And it was in Frankel's district of Florida where Epstein allegedly organized orgies with the underage girls.
We need answers. Lots of them.https://t.co/4DMckiZnVB— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 10, 2019
“This whole country is based on the notion that we’re all created equal and that we should all be treated equally under the law, and that clearly isn’t happening,” said former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper after Epstein' death.
In 2008 in Florida, Epstein struck a secret plea deal, that allowed him at that time to be in prison under "special conditions." He was allowed to work in his office, and the prison was only his sleeping cell, as every day his private limo picked him up at 7.15 am, for work in his office. He was back in prison shortly before 11 pm, carried back by the same private limousine.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that he was "appalled," when he heard about Epstein's death. “Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement.
Some other politicians though have their answer already, like Lynne Patton, a senior official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Hours after Epstein's death, she posted on her Instagram a photo of Epstein, with a caption: "Hillary’d!! P.S. Let me know when I’m supposed to feel badly about this. #VinceFosterPartTwo".