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Things that make ya go Hmmm...
The Convenient "Suicide" Of The DC Madam
I don't like to speculate - but the reported suicide of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the "DC Madam," is difficult for me to fathom. The suspicion I hold, that the "suicide" of this 52 year old seemingly vibrant woman, who could reveal the identities of powerful Washingtonians who used her "escort" services, may have not been a suicide at all, causes me sadness - over the tragic death of Palfrey herself, and over my distrust of the powerful who have proven time and again that they will do anything to protect their fortunes and their "good" names.
According to the HuffingtonPost, reporting on the suicide click here, Palfrey had spoken out on suicide in the past when she reflected on the death of one of her former escorts, University of Maryland Professor, Brandy Britton. Palfrey said of Britton's suicide, From the tone of Palfrey's words, she seemed to view Britton's suicide as an unfortunate and tragic response to personal degradation and humiliation.
Palfrey, herself, was feisty and outspoken in her defense of her escort service - claiming the services rendered were adult fantasies and within the realm of legality. She also believed the purchasers of the services should be subjected to public scrutiny and bear culpability if there was culpability to bear. Palfrey wanted to make public the names of her clients, which she claimed were contained in an infamous "black book."
The Florida police and Palfrey's mother have confirmed Palfrey's death. According to Florida Police Officer, Captain Jeffrey Young, Palfrey was found hanging from a nylon rope in a storage shed close to the home of her 76 year old mother, Blanche Palfrey - who was the first to discover her daughter's body.
I, for one, am hopeful the public - particularly the blogger community - will hold the authorities accountable for a thorough, open and honest investigation of this bizarre and tragic occurrence. In this highly political year, egregious acts are possible - if not probable - particularly when the futures and fortunes of the powerful are at stake.
Linda Milazzo is a Los Angeles based writer, educator and activist. Over the past three decades, Linda has divided her time between the entertainment industry, community development projects, and education.
A political and social activist since the Vietnam War, Linda attributes her fully-engaged-intense-head-on-non-stop-political activism to the UNFORTUNATE EXISTENCE OF GEORGE W. BUSH, corporate media, self-serving officials, greed-ridden American imperialism, environmental atrocities, egregious war, nuclear proliferation, lying leaders, global tyranny, the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex, and her need for justice complex.
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