Deborah Jeane Palfrey, convicted last month of running a high-end prostitution service in Washington, hanged herself in a shed outside her mother's mobile home in Florida today, officials said.Right, fool me twice.
One of the escort service employees was former University of Maryland, Baltimore County, professor Brandy Britton, who was arrested on prostitution charges in 2006. She committed suicide in January before she was scheduled to go to trial.Or per this account:
This multi-talented woman, who was popular with friends and johns alike, was found hanged in her home on Saturday. Police do not suspect foul play in the incident...
I wonder what's going to become of that list they were talking about making public? It's not like any powerful, famous people with serious connections were on it...
Quite simply, I don't believe any government official saying these were both suicides. I may be wrong, I may have no evidence other than circumstantial coincidence, and it could in fact be exactly that, two sad, broken women unwilling to endure a looming ordeal, but I don't believe it.
The tragedy about that is I don't believe it because I have witnessed too many government lies. If I hadn't, I'd be less inclined to give conspiracy theories credence. But I have. We all have. To where I don't know who in power to believe any more. Boy who cried wolf and all. No corrupt, depraved or foul act committed under color of authority surprises me any longer.
I don't believe my government. How pathetic is that?
That's a hell of a thing to swallow for someone whose prime motivation for involving myself in the public opinion forum is that I love my country. If it didn't anger me so, and strengthen my resolve to help fix things, it would break my heart.
Meanwhile, nothing to see here, move on...
[Via Zachary G]