The world was stunned on Saturday when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly died while staying at a ranch in Texas. Just one day after his death, however, a statement issued by the U.S. Marshals Service left many wondering if his death could have been prevented.
“The U.S. Marshals Service routinely coordinates with the U.S. Supreme Court police to provide security for the Justices, however, Justices may decline USMS protection,” the statement read, according to CBS News. “In this instance, the USMS detail was declined for the personal trip to the hunting resort in Texas, so USMS personnel were not present at the ranch.”
“Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Western District of Texas responded immediately upon notification of Justice Scalia’s passing,” it continued, according to Conservative Tribune.
Why no autopsy on #JusticeScalia?
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The Washington Post, however, reported that Presidio County Judge Cinderella Guevara pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without ever seeing his body or ordering an autopsy. Instead, she relied on what law enforcement officials told her, as they said “there were no signs of foul play.”
These reports have left many wondering if Scalia died under suspicious circumstances that the government is desperately trying to hide. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.