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I enjoyed reading the suggestion about the strange astronomical pattern.

Polly Nichols was the only victim found 15 minutes walk from a police station.

All the other victims were found 5-10 minutes from a police station - or two.

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What on earth is the raison d'etre of this thread? The Whitechapel district was absolutely tiny. For instance, the Whitechapel Metropolitan Police District (H Division) encompassed a mere 1.25 square miles: http://www.casebook.org/dissertation...personnel.html

I would therefore have thought that almost everywhere in Whitechapel was a five to ten minute walk away.

That should be sufficient to dispose of this thread, although don't hesitate, Pierre, to ask me if you require any further assistance.
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I enjoyed reading the suggestion about the strange astronomical pattern.

Polly Nichols was the only victim found 15 minutes walk from a police station.

All the other victims were found 5-10 minutes from a police station - or two.
It's an amazing thing you've spotted there.

But perhaps they were all even closer to a doctor's surgery?

I wonder if there were other things that they were all close to. Grape sellers maybe? Post Offices? Public houses? Lodging houses? Slaughter houses? Tinkers? Tailors? Butchers? Bakers? Candlestick Makers?
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What on earth is the raison d'etre of this thread? The Whitechapel district was absolutely tiny. For instance, the Whitechapel Metropolitan Police District (H Division) encompassed a mere 1.25 square miles: http://www.casebook.org/dissertation...personnel.html

I would therefore have thought that almost everywhere in Whitechapel was a five to ten minute walk away.

That should be sufficient to dispose of this thread, although don't hesitate, Pierre, to ask me if you require any further assistance.
No, such a distance (1,25 mile) is about 25-30 minutes walk.

The pattern is that the murder sites are 5-10 minutes walk from a police station.

You are certainly not of any assistance at all, John. And I do not accept your belittling comment about disposing of the thread.

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It's an amazing thing you've spotted there.

But perhaps they were all even closer to a doctor's surgery?

I wonder if there were other things that they were all close to. Grape sellers maybe? Post Offices? Public houses? Lodging houses? Slaughter houses? Tinkers? Tailors? Butchers? Bakers? Candlestick Makers?
What garbage you provide this forum with, David. As usual.
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No, such a distance (1,25 mile) is about 25-30 minutes walk.

The pattern is that the murder sites are 5-10 minutes walk from a police station.

You are certainly not of any assistance at all, John. And I do not accept your belittling comment about disposing of the thread.
But in a district whose total area was 1.25 square miles even the extremes of the district mightn't be 1.25 miles apart. And it certainly wouldn't be 1.25 miles from a boundary to the centre point. Geography, I see, is not really your strong point. And there were 4 police stations in Whitechapel, so they were probably only a few minutes walk from one another. I would therefore of thought that most places were only 5 or 10 minutes walk from a police station.

And I'm sorry if you think I'm belittling your threads because I'm honestly starting to feel a little sorry for you now. However, you keep starting endless threads concerning subjects that you apparently haven't properly thought through-like the geography of Whitechapel, for example.

I mean, I wouldn't mind but you're supposed to be an academic with several degrees, although I'm assuming geography isn't one of them!

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But in a district whose total area was 1.25 square miles even the extremes of the district mightn't be 1.25 miles apart. Geography, I see, is not really your strong point.
Abstaining from making belittling comments is not really your strong point.

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And I'm sorry if you think I'm belittling your threads because I'm honestly starting to feel a little sorry for you now.
Keep your belittling comments to yourself if you can not contribute to the discussion without telling others you are feeling sorry for them.

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However, you keep starting endless threads concerning subjects that you apparently haven't properly thought through-like the geography of Whitechapel, for example.
"Properly" thought through"? What a belittling and meaningless thing to say. You are not in any position to know what I have thought through or not. You know nothing about how I work.

You see, I have no problem with asking questions and looking "stupid", if that is your opinion, in the eyes of those who are worshipping the ideas of police officers from 1888. I prefer that. It leads to knowledge, whereas ripperology mostly leads to the same prejudiced and old ideas.

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I mean, I wouldn't mind but you're supposed to be an academic with several degrees, although I'm assuming geography isn't one of them!
Shall I give a list of what yours degrees are not, is that what you are asking for?

Stop attacking me and stop destroying the thread.

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The pattern is that the murder sites are 5-10 minutes walk from a police station.
Er, but not where Nichols was murdered in Bucks Row.

Lechmere's house was situated closer than a police station to where she was murdered.
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Stop attacking me and stop destroying the thread.
I think this thread is already dead.
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I think this thread is already dead.
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