Given the choice of choosing between human genius or human stupidity for someone being caused harm, you are almost always better off selecting stupidity. That’s a truism, and it underlies the argument that, as a result of an unfortunate string of irresponsible and negligent actions by the MCC federal jail in New York City, accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was able to kill himself in custody. However, “almost always” is not the same as “always”, and in this case logic, both legal and practical appears to point otherwise. At the very least, in investigating Epstein’s death, federal authorities should pursue the case not as an accidental death, but as murder. Murder requires proof of intent to kill. Ordinarily, a series of negligent actions that led to a suicide would rule that out, leaving the worst available potential charges against Epstein’s jailers some form of negligent homicide or manslaughter. But the law recognizes that in cases of extreme negligence (or recklessness) intent to kill can be imputed. This theory is often termed “depraved heart murder.” A textbook example of this somebody firing a gun into the air during a crowded celebration or other gathering. A bullet comes down and kills someone in the crowd. It doesn’t matter that the shooter lacked the direct intent to kill, his actions were so negligent that the law imputes it. In the official version of the Epstein case, at least as has been made public, we have a virtually unbelievable string of irresponsible and negligent actions by MCC authorities leading to the suicide. It goes as follows: (Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ... Assumption is a weak way to investigate anything.