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Old 10-20-2010, 01:14 PM
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Exactly, Lynn! At least if he took a left turn, for it was from that direction that Watkins was approaching. But a few seconds can be an eternity in scenarios like this, letīs not forget that!

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:54 PM
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One thing i like about the suggestion is that I have often had a creepy feeling that our boy was very much aware of the police beats and timings. Itīs almost as if he worked to a timetable: "A cut there, and THERE, and then weīll extract this little bit AAAAAND move on to ... Whoops, timeīs up, Iīm outta here!" sort of.
But if he did take off because the door was opened - and given the VERY tight schedule, and taking in what he achieved in that short span of time, I think the suggestion is extremely reasonable - then it stands to reason that it was sheer luck that kept him out of the clutches of the police. And thatīs a reassuring thought, kind of. No criminal mastermind, thus - if we are on the button, that is.

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The Police beats were reversed that very night.

If he was aware of Police beats, he musta done his calculations on the night in question.

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Old 10-20-2010, 02:34 PM
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Thatīs correct, Monty - and of course, even if he WAS aware of the beat timings, he could have scuttled away slightly prematurely due to Morris entering the scene.

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Old 10-20-2010, 02:39 PM
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Fish,

Wouldnt it be more logical if Eddowes was aware of the beat timing?

This may explain her loitering at the Duke Street end of Church Passage.

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Old 10-20-2010, 02:56 PM
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Monty!

Yes, it would certainly be better business at the very least - but it would dispell the picture of Jack as devlishly clever and cunning. Iīm not sure we can afford that ...

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Hello Fish

"[i]t would dispel the picture of Jack as devlishly clever and cunning. I'm not sure we can afford that[.] "

Why not? Why can't we at least assume an ordinary Jack or Jacks who, instead of being nearly superhuman, "got by with a little help from their friends"?

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Fish,

He seems to be savvy with the mechanics of prostitution, I dont think he left it all to the victim.

He just let it flow unless he needed to step in.

I bet there were many aborted attempts where the assault just didnt take place.

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I can, Lynn - and Iīm very much for it. I was being ironic.

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Old 10-20-2010, 03:09 PM
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Monty:

"He seems to be savvy with the mechanics of prostitution, I dont think he left it all to the victim.
He just let it flow unless he needed to step in.
I bet there were many aborted attempts where the assault just didnt take place."

Very reasonable suggestions, Monty - and chilling. A regular user, you reckon?

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