This morning I wrote a post why I think we need to address the pedophile donor scandal by making a bunch of perverts and their supporters dance the Danny Deever from a bride.
Miguel made a very reasonable retort, as I knew that he would, about not feeding The Machine.
I resect his position, and he is right about a lot of things. Street justice has a tendency to take innocent lives. It does exist to satiate a desire for vengeance more so than actual justice.
Here is the issue that needs to be addressed.
From the New York Post (which has become one of my favorite news sites):
NYPD let convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein skip judge-ordered check-ins
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein never once checked in with city cops in the eight-plus years since a Manhattan judge ordered him to do so every 90 days — and the NYPD says it’s fine with that.
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.
Why am I not shocked by this at all.
Let’s skip down a little bit.
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.
Bull-fukcing-shit that NY DA Cy Vance didn’t know what was going on in his own department with a billionaire who bankrolled half of New York City and New York State Democrats.
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.
Again, bull-fukcing-shit. This has Vance’s fingerprints all over it and he is being covered for. He know this because this is exactly the same horseshit story that they came up with when Vance didn’t prosecute Harvey Weinstein either.
NY DA Cy Vance is the son of Cyrus Roberts Vance, Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State and was a bigwig in New York politics. Cy Vance is part of a dynasty. He is joined at the hip to New York political corruption.
The apple is rotten to the core.
Clearly, we cannot trust those in power to police and prosecute themselves.
The question has been asked since the days of the Roman poet Juvenal: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen?)
The answer seems to be “nobody.”
At the national level, I have lost faith in our electoral system. The Trump administration did that. Not that Trump won, the people spoke and sent an outside to Washington.
I have lost faith because it is clear that the bureaucracy in our government is not swayed by our elections. They keep trucking on protecting their own.
At the state and local level, corruption and backscratching reigns supreme. Who could run against Cy Vance? Who could challenge the Chicago Machine or the California Machine?
Those are just about impenetrable.
I would love, LOVE, to have some sort of Nuremberg like trial for all these corrupt politicians and present evidence of their corruption and favoritism and have it all above board. Then I remember that we got to Nuremberg by killing 350,000 Germans (miliary and civilian casualties).
Simply trusting the system to work, hoping that a few good people trickle in and don’t get corrupted or undermined by the corrupt, and fixing from within seems like a pipe dream.
To me, it’s not just about the perverts but the people who protected the perverts as well. More political revolution catalyzed by child molesters than frontier justice.
One of the things that few details left out of Civil War discussions was the destruction of political dynasties. Many wealthy families sent sons off to war to raise the family’s status, assuming that officers would be spared as gentlemen. Only the labor class enlisted did the fighting and dying. That was the British model.
The Civil War was not the gentlemanly combat these families thought and many a wealthy bloodline was pruned from the family tree. This was a key factor in the social change that happened after the war ended. The nation’s ruling elite was significantly reduced in offspring.
The untouchable elite need to be removed from power. The status quo is not sustainable, so where to do we go from here?
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Pruning of some politically connected family trees sounds like a great idea, for the good of both the Union and the Confederacy.
Jefferson described that pruning in one of his most famous quotes.
So according to the law, if the convicted doesn’t comply with the requirement they should be punished. But if the police fail in even trying to enforce that same law, nothing?
The word “pedophile” gets thrown around too easy. My understanding is his youngest victims were 14. I’m not trying to defend this dirtbag, it’s just there is a special level in hell for true pedophiles (pre-pubescent children), so I don’t like seeing the dilution of that term.
I would love to see a Republican on George Stephanopolous’s Sunday Show begin with,
“Hi George. So, What did Jeffrey Epstein say about his first few days of freedom at his dinner party on (date) when you and Katie Couric (name the others ?) dined with Epstein that disgusting little pedophile? Did he seem remorseful, or was he laughing about how his Democrat Friends in Palm Beach County let him out almost a year early after allowing him to leave jail and go home for twelve hours a day, six days a week?”
“Was Jeffrey Epstein laughing about it? What about the cute little teenage girls at his New York City Mansion? Were they laughing too?”
“George, What do you think of your buddy, the Democrat New York City DA Cyrus Vance Jr., downgrading Jeffrey Epstein from a Level 3 Sex offender to a Level 1 Sex Offender? It sure looks like he was wrong, doesn’t it George! They arrested that pervert again and are charging him with duplicating the exact same sex abuse crimes against teenage girls in NYC. Do you think your Dinner at Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein’s New York City Mansion after he was released from jail was a mistake?”
“Is it true that Democrat New York City DA Cyrus Vance Jr. told the Registered Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein he didn’t have to report to the NYPD every ninety days as required by New York State Law? Is that just another Democrat favor to one of their biggest Democrat Party donors? Has ABC reported on any of this? Have you?”
Then start in on George’s old boss, BJ Clinton and his dozens of flights on Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Express!
Ignore Little George. Steamroll him and demand he answers the questions.
Whoever does this will instantly become the leading candidate Presidential Candidate for 2024.
Here’s an interesting take on who Epstein really is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6-gUqNPi4I
And holder is still in contempt of Congress.
Idk what the answer is but voluntarily lighting the reminder of the rule of law on fire isn’t it.
The government and our elected representatives are doing just fine a job of that on their own. Let them hammer the final nail.
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