Alan for many years condemned Billy Bulger for the sins of his brother Whitey. Billy didn’t choose Whitey to be his brother; when he came into the world Whitey was already there waiting for him. With Alan Dershowitz though, he did choose to have Jeffrey Epstein as a close friend, so close in fact that he said he is one of the few outside of his family he has sent proofs of his books to read prior to their publication. So the way I look at it the guy who voluntarily befriends criminals is much worse than someone who happens to be related to one.
The crimes committed by Whitey involve murders, drug dealing, gaming, gun offenses and extortion. He was accused of murdering two women but probably wasn’t the real killer since that would be Flemmi who wanted to get rid of them. All his other victims were men. Most, but not all, were criminals themselves. Nothing to be proud of; nothing to minimize.
The crimes and allegations against Epstein are that he dragged into prostitution over forty young girls. It’s alleged he had three twelve-year-old girls flown in for a party from France as well as other real young girls from Europe to satisfy his and his friends evil leanings. That to me is another kind of murder; he murdered their futures. He caused these children to lose their innocence and destroyed their lives if these allegations are true. They will go through life forever tainted and impaired by his actions.
Is there anything worse than the large scale destruction of the innocence of 12, 13, 14 and 15 year old girls? It is alleged Epstein, a billionaire, used to convey the girls from state to state on his plane to service his friends. That’s called “White Slave Trafficking” when done with women who are the age of consent; there seems to be no word for how gross it is when is done to young girls.
On the scale of crimes it for me it is much worse to steal the joy and hope of youth than to murder adults. To prey on the young to satisfy one’s carnal desires and to use these innocent victims as prostitutes for other old men is the lowest of the low. Knowing Epstein with all his money has to stoop to this level should make people run from him rather than befriend him.
That is the type of man Alan Dershowitz calls his friend. It’s also the type of man that we hear little about in the main stream press. We see articles on Whitey flashed about in the headlines when he sneezes; but the silence when it comes to Epstein is outrageous.
There’s another great difference. There is absolutely no showing that Billy had any idea of the despicable crimes his brother Whitey was committing. No one outside his close circle of criminal friends knew of them until the late 1990s after Whitey had fled Boston. His friends looking to save themselves from the death penalty or life in prison made deals to testify against him and tell the prosecutors whatever they wanted to hear about Whitey. Unlike Billy, Alan, however, knew all about the type of person Jeffrey Epstein is. He knew he was another Fagan stealing the future from children and forever debasing them. He was his attorney in the case where it was alleged he had victimized more than forty young girls. His tactics in that case I will write about later but for now you must understand he went to the wall for Jeffrey going after the girls and the law enforcement people involved in presenting the case.
I have no problem with him representing Epstein as a lawyer and using the money and influence money can buy to save Epstein. I do have a problem with a system that lets that happen and the cowards in the federal prosecutors office that folded under that pressure. But his relationship to him was more than attorney client it was based on a long-term friendship. He visited him at his home in the Virgin Islands and in New Mexico and New York City. He flew on his plane. Those also are the places where Virginia Roberts said she was forced to have sex with him.
This sixteen-year-old girl being prostituted by Epstein said she called him Alan and knew he was a famous professor. She saw him on television calling her a liar. She said that Dershowitz was the man who had sex with her at least six times. She said it was Epstein who is the liar.
What Whitey and Epstein did is equally despicable. Whitey is in prison for the rest of his life. We read about him still. Epstein did a small amount of time under circumstances that made it easy for him. Epstein is now free to carry on his sordid life. While he walks in his filth he’ll still have Dershowitz as a friend. Where are the zealous prosecutors going after Epstein? Where are the newspaper reporters and columnists prying into his life?
Dershowitz has called many people in the Boston area corrupt. I’d like to suggest he look in the mirror and ask the person who he sees what he should call a person like himself who is a friend with a sexual predator like Epstein. Have you no shame?