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View Poll Results: Is Kosminski the best Ripper suspect?
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:28 AM
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Default Kosminski NOT the "best" suspect in Ripper murders.

The fact that he resided with his brother only a block away makes Kosminski the best suspect as the broad-shouldered man who threw Stride to the ground, and the man that witness Schwartz later refused to identify as the Ripper "because the suspect was also a Jew." There is no evidence directly connecting Kosminski with the murder of Stride, any more than there is linking him to the Mitre Square murder or any other Ripper killings, IMHO.

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The point is, Bury's guilt is not proven beyond a shadow of doubt.

I choose to believe the report that suggested it was a suicide.


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If you really believe the suicide report then you are a total buffoon.
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Location, location, location. Plus, contemporary policemen thought Kosminski a better suspect than Bury. These policemen knew more detailed information about the case than most of this board combined. This of course doesn't make them correct, but it means their suspicions should be taken seriously.
What a load of bullshit.
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Default Andersons suspect.

Anderson wrote that the police went around knocking on houses and questioning people. (see below) It would seem this was when his suspect first appeared because of the Stains? I can only think this may have been the Batty street laundry incident. That story could fit with Kosminski and one of his kin being a west end tailor.
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Default Anderson article

If this article is the one I'm thinking of, Anderson states that the Ripper suspect was ordered held in a mental institution for life, not by a Court order, but by a writ signed by the Home Secretary acting for the Crown. He doesn't identify the man, nor does he explain why the police were so certain he was guilty of the Ripper crimes, but it certainly sounds like he was describing Kosminski.
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After reviewing the 1910 article, I stand corrected. The suspect described by Anderson in the article could not be Kosminski. In the 1910 New York Times article, which is based on letters from Anderson to the London Times, he is quoted as stating that the suspect was committed to Broadmoor "5 or 6 years ago." We know that after Colney Hatch, Kosminski was transferred to Leavesden Asylum where he spent the remainder of his life. There is no evidence he spent any time at Broadmoor.

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Anderson's Kosminski is not necessary Aaron Kosminski, take that in consideration.

Maybe someone should search Broadmoor's records for another Kosminski.

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The fact that he resided with his brother only a block away makes Kosminski the best suspect as the broad-shouldered man who threw Stride to the ground, and the man that witness Schwartz later refused to identify as the Ripper "because the suspect was also a Jew." There is no evidence directly connecting Kosminski with the murder of Stride, any more than there is linking him to the Mitre Square murder or any other Ripper killings, IMHO.

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I doubt Koz was BS man because I doubt a jew would yell a racial slur at another jew. there is evidence connecting him to Mitre square in the form of eye witness testimony from Lawende and the possible positive ID.
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Anderson's Kosminski is not necessary Aaron Kosminski, take that in consideration.

Maybe someone should search Broadmoor's records for another Kosminski.

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Im of the opinion Anderson was being deliberately misleading in his description of Kosminski. Anderson was ensuring his suspect could not be identified by the press. As long as Kosminski was safely under lock and key his exact whereabouts were of little importance in the greater scheme of things.

edit: I believe Martin Fido looked at the records at Broadmoor, or perhaps it was Colney Hatch?

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edit: I believe Martin Fido looked at the records at Broadmoor, or perhaps it was Colney Hatch?
The latter, IIRC.
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