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Who was Behind Telling the NYPD to Leave Epstein Alone?

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  • Who was Behind Telling the NYPD to Leave Epstein Alone?

    https://nypost.com/2019/07/10/nypd-l...red-check-ins/

    After being labeled a worst-of-the-worst, Level 3 sex offender in 2011, Epstein should have reported in person to verify his address 34 times before he was arrested Saturday on federal child sex-trafficking charges.

    Violating requirements of the state’s 1996 Sex Offender Registration Act — including checking in with law enforcement — is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison for a first offense.

    Subsequent violations carry a sentence of up to seven years each.

    But the NYPD hasn’t required the billionaire financier — who owns a $77 million Upper East Side townhouse — to check in since he registered as a sex offender in New York over the controversial 2008 plea bargain he struck in Florida amid allegations he sexually abused scores of underage girls in his Palm Beach mansion.

    Several current and former high-ranking NYPD officials were shocked to learn from The Post that the department had given Epstein a pass on his periodic check-ins, with one saying, “It makes no sense.”

    “The NYPD can’t modify a court order,” a source said. “If the judge says he has to report here, he has to report here.”

    Another source said Epstein was “supposed to go to SOMU,” an acronym for the NYPD’s Sex Offender Monitoring Unit, located in the Manhattan criminal courthouse at 100 Centre St.

    “If he didn’t, then he’s in violation and they could have arrested him,” the source said.

    The NYPD maintains that Epstein, 66, wasn’t required to check in with New York cops because he claims his primary residence is a private island, Little St. James Island, in the US Virgin Islands. “The NYPD is proud of its hard work alongside our federal partners to make the case against Epstein that led to his arrest for his vile crimes, and that will ultimately bring justice for his victims.”

    An NYPD spokesman added that this took place years ago, before much of the current leadership at the NYPD was in place.

    But state Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz considered and rejected that very argument by defense lawyer Sandra Musumeci during the Jan. 18, 2011, hearing.

    Musumeci insisted that Epstein wasn’t a “resident of New York” and that his seven-story townhouse at 9 E. 71st St. was a “vacation home” at which he had no plans to ever stay “longer than a period 10 days.”

    Pickholz insisted that Epstein would have to abide by the mandatory reporting requirements for Level 3 offenders.

    “I am sorry he may have to come here every 90 days,” she said, according to an official transcript. “He can give up his New York home if he does not want to come every 90 days.”

    That was the same hearing where, in a highly controversial move, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office tried to argue on Epstein’s behalf that he should be deemed a low-risk Level 1 offender, which would have exempted him from the reporting requirements.

    The DA’s office has said that the prosecutor in that case — Jennifer Gaffney, who quit last year — “made a mistake” and that DA Cyrus Vance Jr. was unaware of it at the time.

    In March, an NYPD spokeswoman told the Washington Post that Epstein never checked in following Pickholz’s ruling. Asked repeatedly about that admission this week, the NYPD declined comment.

    Asked about her ruling, state court spokesman Lucian Chalfen said Pickholz “stands by what was said in court, on the record, at the hearing and has had no further role in any type of enforcement. That’s not the court’s role.”

    In addition to verifying a sex offender’s address, the 90-day check-ins allow cops to take a new photograph if the offender’s appearance has changed, so it can be updated online.

    The NYPD cop assigned to monitor Epstein has repeatedly complained to Vance’s Sex Crimes Unit that Epstein wasn’t in compliance, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    But prosecutors told the cop to merely send Epstein a letter reminding him of his reporting requirement.

    A Vance spokesman denied that allegation, saying “the NYPD — which is the agency responsible for monitoring SORA compliance — has repeatedly told us that Mr. Epstein was in full compliance with the law.”

    “Our office vigorously prosecutes all failure-to-verify cases. Our prosecutors did not and would not discourage the NYPD from making an arrest,” Vance spokesman Danny Frost said.

    NYPD spokesman Phillip Walzak said the SOMU “monitored Epstein while his reporting address was in New York City.”
    That time the Manhattan DA office actually argued on Epstein's behalf to have his sex offender level lowered to 1...that's always nice, I'm sure. Of course the actual District Attorney had no idea it is said...it was all the fault of a prosecutor in the office who later quit, someone who made a "mistake". Of course.

    Violating the check-in's as Epstein did adds up to a lot of prison years...

  • #2
    Seems that the one in NY who gave Epstein a pass was Cyrus Vance, Jr.
    Ask him for his reasoning, and look into possible reasons for why he did that.
    Reality rules, Honor the truth - in memory of Chem1st.

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    • #3
      In January of 2011 Jennifer Gaffney Manhattan DA argued for reduction to level one from level three for Epstein. That was back when Obama was Pres. and the Dems were running New York? Epstein is done. Now they got him on witness tampering.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by vibise View Post
        Seems that the one in NY who gave Epstein a pass was Cyrus Vance, Jr.
        Ask him for his reasoning, and look into possible reasons for why he did that.
        Epstein has connections. Harvard is one of his connections for virtue signaling. He mingles, is a donor and even raised money for a building. Surprised he didn't get awarded a PhD.

        https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2...-harvard-ties/

        Nice Hawvud Crimson story on their Epstein.

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        • #5
          I half expected this to be about how Robert Mueller directed Acosta's sweetheart deal, but then I saw the OP wasn't Hemi.

          This is an obvious place for folks to put aside their politics and stand agog at the fact that if you're as rich as Epstein is, you're above the law.

          Black teenager with no priors steals a pair of Nikes from the mall and gets 5 years in prison and 10 probation.

          Black girl (pregnant) gets shot in the belly during a fight and it kills her 5 month fetus, black (ex)pregnant black girl gets indicted for manslaughter (she shouldn'ta started the fight bein pregnant says a jury of her peers in Alabama)

          White rich man sex traffics minor girls across state lines and gets 'non prosecution agreement' for himself and any known or unknown co-conspirators plus 13 months of spending the night in jail so he can work during the day.

          White rich man gets elected POTUS one month after he's heard bragging about 'grab em by the p****y' and succeeds in getting 40% of America to feel sorry for him when the 22nd woman accusing him of rape comes forward.

          This isn't political, unless you are very confused. Trump's most devoted CARM follower will sit in prison along side the black boy and AOC's leftists but Trump and Epstein (and Bill Clinton, Derschowitz, and whoever else is in Epstein's rolodex) won't be held accountable.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kastewart View Post
            I half expected this to be about how Robert Mueller directed Acosta's sweetheart deal, but then I saw the OP wasn't Hemi.

            This is an obvious place for folks to put aside their politics and stand agog at the fact that if you're as rich as Epstein is, you're above the law.

            Black teenager with no priors steals a pair of Nikes from the mall and gets 5 years in prison and 10 probation.

            Black girl (pregnant) gets shot in the belly during a fight and it kills her 5 month fetus, black (ex)pregnant black girl gets indicted for manslaughter (she shouldn'ta started the fight bein pregnant says a jury of her peers in Alabama)

            White rich man sex traffics minor girls across state lines and gets 'non prosecution agreement' for himself and any known or unknown co-conspirators plus 13 months of spending the night in jail so he can work during the day.

            White rich man gets elected POTUS one month after he's heard bragging about 'grab em by the p****y' and succeeds in getting 40% of America to feel sorry for him when the 22nd woman accusing him of rape comes forward.

            This isn't political, unless you are very confused. Trump's most devoted CARM follower will sit in prison along side the black boy and AOC's leftists but Trump and Epstein (and Bill Clinton, Derschowitz, and whoever else is in Epstein's rolodex) won't be held accountable.
            Alternatively
            Black rich man fakes a hate crime and files a false police report, uses up hundreds of thousands of police resources in the investigation, all while riling the country against white folks that happen to support Trump, gets a slap on the wrist of a fine and gets let go.

            Poor old white man makes a false report about his car being carjacked, gets the full force of the Illinois ' prosecutors dropped on him.
            A forum liberal
            "When you claimed black people were raped, wasn't that racist? I'd say so."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kastewart View Post
              I half expected this to be about how Robert Mueller directed Acosta's sweetheart deal, but then I saw the OP wasn't Hemi.

              This is an obvious place for folks to put aside their politics and stand agog at the fact that if you're as rich as Epstein is, you're above the law.

              Black teenager with no priors steals a pair of Nikes from the mall and gets 5 years in prison and 10 probation.

              Black girl (pregnant) gets shot in the belly during a fight and it kills her 5 month fetus, black (ex)pregnant black girl gets indicted for manslaughter (she shouldn'ta started the fight bein pregnant says a jury of her peers in Alabama)

              White rich man sex traffics minor girls across state lines and gets 'non prosecution agreement' for himself and any known or unknown co-conspirators plus 13 months of spending the night in jail so he can work during the day.

              White rich man gets elected POTUS one month after he's heard bragging about 'grab em by the p****y' and succeeds in getting 40% of America to feel sorry for him when the 22nd woman accusing him of rape comes forward.

              This isn't political, unless you are very confused. Trump's most devoted CARM follower will sit in prison along side the black boy and AOC's leftists but Trump and Epstein (and Bill Clinton, Derschowitz, and whoever else is in Epstein's rolodex) won't be held accountable.
              Can you post the laws which call for prison time for being in a Rolodex?

              Should Epstein pals at Hawvud go to jail?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kastewart View Post

                This is an obvious place for folks to put aside their politics and stand agog at the fact that if you're as rich as Epstein is, you're above the law.



                White rich man gets elected POTUS one month after he's heard bragging about 'grab em by the p****y' and succeeds in getting 40% of America to feel sorry for him when the 22nd woman accusing him of rape comes forward.
                Yet you couldn't RESIST making it obviously political - Don't pull our legs - if it WASN'T then you would have brought up Clinton and his rapes & such
                I know you can't help it, it's just who / what you are: NO integrity, a flip of Hemi
                Perception is awareness shaped by beliefs
                Beliefs "control" perception

                ..... Rewrite beliefs and you rewrite perceptions
                .......... Rewrite perceptions and you rewrite behaviors


                Adopting a Do Not Feed The Trolls practice.

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                • #9
                  Vance should have to resign next; I don't believe his excuses for a second.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aagcobb View Post
                    Vance should have to resign next; I don't believe his excuses for a second.
                    Well is he gonna face the heat?

                    If folks...or the media really wanna get to the bottom of the Epstein thing they're gonna have to have a wide net, and look into why someone might do this or that.

                    The news media keeps describing Acosta as making an "inexplicable" deal...not many are really looking at why Acosta may have done it. Or trying to find the reason.

                    If one believes what an author says he told her years after, he feared for his career back in the day. Epstein's legal team also targeted prosecutors in certain ways.

                    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/the-pressure-on-a-prosecutor-how-epsteins-wealth-and-power-steered-acosta-toward-lenient-deal/2019/07/12/2a7bdd08-a421-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ef ca38c61625

                    As of yet I haven't seen it suggested that Acosta got something out of making the deal....like a net positive. A quid pro quo or so forth.

                    When it comes to Vance or whoever it was in New York, it again comes to the question why, and if someone got something out of it. Or if someone had something on someone.

                    In different places, different offices of authority, etc...when someone gets easy treatment, kid glove treatment, left alone, etc....there's gonna be a reason for that. There's influence from somewhere.

                    And now that Epstein seems to be facing serious trouble...the question also would be what has changed. And what Epstein may do with things he may know.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kastewart View Post
                      I half expected this to be about how Robert Mueller directed Acosta's sweetheart deal, but then I saw the OP wasn't Hemi.

                      This is an obvious place for folks to put aside their politics and stand agog at the fact that if you're as rich as Epstein is, you're above the law.

                      Black teenager with no priors steals a pair of Nikes from the mall and gets 5 years in prison and 10 probation.

                      Black girl (pregnant) gets shot in the belly during a fight and it kills her 5 month fetus, black (ex)pregnant black girl gets indicted for manslaughter (she shouldn'ta started the fight bein pregnant says a jury of her peers in Alabama)

                      White rich man sex traffics minor girls across state lines and gets 'non prosecution agreement' for himself and any known or unknown co-conspirators plus 13 months of spending the night in jail so he can work during the day.

                      White rich man gets elected POTUS one month after he's heard bragging about 'grab em by the p****y' and succeeds in getting 40% of America to feel sorry for him when the 22nd woman accusing him of rape comes forward.

                      This isn't political, unless you are very confused. Trump's most devoted CARM follower will sit in prison along side the black boy and AOC's leftists but Trump and Epstein (and Bill Clinton, Derschowitz, and whoever else is in Epstein's rolodex) won't be held accountable.
                      Except you couldn't put your politics away.
                      “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
                      -Mahatma Gandhi quotes (Indian Philosopher, internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest, 1869-1948)

                      It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
                      -Sherlock Holmes in A study in Scarlet

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GondwanaLand View Post
                        Alternatively
                        Black rich man fakes a hate crime and files a false police report, uses up hundreds of thousands of police resources in the investigation, all while riling the country against white folks that happen to support Trump, gets a slap on the wrist of a fine and gets let go.

                        Poor old white man makes a false report about his car being carjacked, gets the full force of the Illinois ' prosecutors dropped on him.
                        Nothing to say, eh Kastewart ?
                        A forum liberal
                        "When you claimed black people were raped, wasn't that racist? I'd say so."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vibise View Post
                          Seems that the one in NY who gave Epstein a pass was Cyrus Vance, Jr.
                          Ask him for his reasoning, and look into possible reasons for why he did that.
                          Epstein
                          Weinstein.
                          Weiner.
                          Clinton.

                          PEDOCRATS!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nouveau View Post

                            Hawvud
                            Anti-intellectuals think higher education is a joke.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GondwanaLand View Post

                              Nothing to say, eh Kastewart ?
                              Next thing you'll be calling her awsmmix. That wouldn't be as bad as being called vibise.
                              It all seems so arbritary. I applied at this company because they were hiring, I took a desk at the back because it was empty. But no matter how you get there or where you end up, humans have a miraculous gift to make that place home. -creed bratton

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