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In a police report dated 6 November 1888, chief inspector Donald Swanson wrote about

"Facts known to Met:Police. respecting the Murder in Mitresquare & writing on wall." (Evans & Skinner, p. 207-208).

About the writing on the wall, he wrote:

"Upon the discovery of the blurred chalk writing on the wall,...".

What could Donald Swanson have known about this?


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Hi,

In a police report dated 6 November 1888, chief inspector Donald Swanson wrote about

"Facts known to Met:Police. respecting the Murder in Mitresquare & writing on wall." (Evans & Skinner, p. 207-208).

About the writing on the wall, he wrote:

"Upon the discovery of the blurred chalk writing on the wall,...".

What could Donald Swanson have known about this?
Do you think the blurred nature of the writing might explain why everyone who read the writing believed the word "Judges" was a reference to Jews?
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You don't think Swanson had access to all th reports?
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About the writing on the wall, he wrote:

"Upon the discovery of the blurred chalk writing on the wall,...".

What could Donald Swanson have known about this?


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That the writing was blurry?

Not sure what the OP is driving at here.
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That the writing was blurry?

Not sure what the OP is driving at here.
I seldom know what he's talking about.
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That the writing was blurry?

Not sure what the OP is driving at here.
Check out post #2. Might contain a clue.
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Check out post #2. Might contain a clue.
don't you mean to say the word judges was mistakenly read as juwes?
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don't you mean to say the word judges was mistakenly read as juwes?
No, I deliberately said "a reference to Jews" because not everyone read it as "Juwes".
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No, I deliberately said "a reference to Jews" because not everyone read it as "Juwes".
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David,

If Pierre is about to suggest that being blurred the writing could be misunderstood by the witness's. the following must be answered first:

If it was blurred, does that not suggest that it was not fresh?

If it was blurred one reason would be it had been rubbed against by passers by.

If it had been rubbed by passers by this surely must have happened when the street was busy, then the writing almost certainly has no bearing at all on the murders as many have long argued.


However being blurred seems to go against the evidence of those who reported seeing it.
Pierre appears to be taking a second hand source, over that of the eyewitnesses, Swanson does not claimed to have seen the writing at anytime does he?


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