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  • Originally posted by Elamarna View Post


    Bumping into a police officer would not be an issue.
    This has been pointed out by Dusty and myself already.
    There would have been no reason for the police to stop anyone unless the alarm had been raised and it had not.

    Thain saw two and did not stop them.
    And there is no indication that Mizen would have stopped Lechmere or Paul.

    Once again the post misses the issue.


    Steve
    And how was the killer to know that the alarm would not be raised, Steve?

    If Thain had heard somebody yelling "there's a cut up woman lying here" from up Bucks Row, could that have changed his course of action?

    We should not be surprised that PC:s don't stop passing working men on a regular basis, just in case there is a murder victim lying around in the vicinity. But once they KNOW that there is, surely that puts rather a different slant on things?

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    • Originally posted by Elamarna View Post

      Pray tell me who says he was 150 yards from the body?

      You now admit that a more robust building will throw a larger shadow, yet attempt to now argue on how solid a wooden gate was, answer unknown.

      But of course it is still irrelevant to the original point, which was there was greater shadow by the board school.
      The murder site was not even mentioned, apart from by you in an apparent attempt to muddy the waters

      Steve
      No-one says it. But someone SAID it, which was what I pointed to.

      Nichols was lying g quite close to the yard gate, and if there was a light behind it, the height of the gate was more than enough to shroud the body in shade. If the light came from the other side or from above, neither the gate nor the buildings would play any role.

      How you come yup with these "points", I don't know.

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      • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

        Don't be that sad, Steve. Go back and look at what I have written over the years, and you will find that I have always said that it cannot be ruled out that the killer, if not Lechmere, could have escaped via one of the routes leading to and from the murder site.

        If you had had the decency to acknowledge that, we could perhaps have discussed this in a less inflamed manner.

        But you choose not to. You choose to claim, with no substantiation at all, that I want to imply that there were not enough routes for a killer to escape. You thereby opt for tarnishing me with nothing at all to bolster that take, instead of accepting how I have always said that there were escape options.

        Why? Why do you do that?

        Simply because you do imply it over and over again.
        Please stop playing the victim, no one is buying it.


        Steve

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        • Originally posted by Elamarna View Post

          Agreed, you implied it, has I said in my post.


          Steve
          There is a large difference. I genuinely thought that you were passing yourself of as Mr Know-it-All, and so I "implied" nothing. if I had thought that you were being your humble self and decided to use the ambivalent wording to damage you, THEN I would have "implied" something. But I didn't.

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          • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

            And how was the killer to know that the alarm would not be raised, Steve?

            If Thain had heard somebody yelling "there's a cut up woman lying here" from up Bucks Row, could that have changed his course of action?

            We should not be surprised that PC:s don't stop passing working men on a regular basis, just in case there is a murder victim lying around in the vicinity. But once they KNOW that there is, surely that puts rather a different slant on things?
            Pardon?

            According to your theory, he is aware of Paul at over 100 yards away.
            That means he will be out of sight before Paul even arrives at the body, possibly on the other side of the Whitechapel Road.
            Such is not just opinion but backed by the distances and walking speeds, any walking speeds.

            The argument you make is truly astounding in its unrealistic approach.


            Steve

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            • Fish my friend, we are talking about an English Victorian serial killer, not a modern day American one. Social, Moral Values and attitudes amongst killers do change over the years! Jack did like to show off his work and this has been discussed on these very boards. I do not think Jack ran anywhere. He casually walked away and quite probably heard the call and screams of murder, there's been another one as everyone else went running past him at high speed in the opposite direction. Who is rubbish then- Jack, the Police, or those who could have been a good witnesses, but turn out to be wanting fifteen minutes of fame?

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              • Originally posted by Elamarna View Post

                It is unrealistic to suggest that a tv programme, with an aim to suggest a named person as the killer, would ever include comments from an "expert" that did not match their agenda.

                Steve
                Yes, it is. But it is more unrealistic - and extremely taste- and respectless - to suggest that an expert with any self-respect would mould his thinking to fit any other thinking than his own.

                An expert will give his - NOT MY! - view, and then the film team will use the material the way they think is best fit to make their case. If an expert freely offers material that is in line with the case, then that material will be used. If he constantly says "No, you are dead wrong, your take is deluded and I am all against it", chances are that he will not appear at all in the docu.

                Those are the simple and common rules of the game, and there is nothing wrong with that as long as we are all aware of this rather uncontroversial fact. What is VERY wrong is when it is hinted at that the experts have been lied to and misled because what they say cannot be stomached by some.

                IF that was the case, and IF these experts were misrepresented and lied to, then the film makers would have taken a massive risk, perhaps putting themselves out of business when/if the experts realized how they had been abused. Does anybody odd really think that a film company of Blink Films standing and caliber would be willing to take that risk? I mean, really?

                The idea is unsavoury. I honestly cannot find any other more fitting term for it. Then again, it has been claimed out here that I have no honesty, that I "imply" things when I say my true meaning, that I took part in the St Johns event back in 2012 to make money from grieving relatives of the Bethnal Green Tube disaster, that I mislead, that I am a lousy journalist and - not to forget - that I am paranoid. Plus a whole lot more.

                Such is the strength of the Lechmere theory. When no factual criticism helps, then the time has come for burning the theorist alive. Personally, I believe that there is a very special little part of Hell reserved for those who engage in such antics.

                And that, my friend, is all I have to say for now.
                Last edited by Fisherman; 04-25-2019, 08:46 AM.

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                • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

                  No-one says it. But someone SAID it, which was what I pointed to.

                  Nichols was lying g quite close to the yard gate, and if there was a light behind it, the height of the gate was more than enough to shroud the body in shade. If the light came from the other side or from above, neither the gate nor the buildings would play any role.

                  How you come yup with these "points", I don't know.
                  So you cannot supply who made this unrealistic claim, oh well, says it all.


                  And you carry on about the body and the gate, which has no bearing on the original point made by Dusty.
                  Which you obviously do not wish to discuss.

                  That being that the shadows from the Board School would have made escape west very easy, given Paul is at least 30 yards from the body when Lech becomes aware of him(you say much more).

                  Steve

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                  • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

                    Yes, it is. But it is more unrealistic - and extremely taste- and respectless - to suggest that an expert with any self-respect would mould his thinking to fit any other thinking than his own.

                    An expert will give his - NOT MY! - view, and then the film team will use the material the way they think is best fit to make their case. If an expert freely offers material that is in line with the case, then that material will be used. If he constantly says "No, you are dead wrong, your take is deluded and I am all against it", chances are that he will not appear at all in the docu.

                    Those are the simple and common rules of the game, and there is nothing wrong with that as long as we are all aware of this rather uncontroversial fact. What is VERY wrong is when it is hinted at that the experts have been lied to and misled because what they say cannot be stomached by some.

                    IF that was the case, and IF these experts were misrepresented and lied to, then the film makers would have taken a massive risk, perhaps putting themselves out of business when/if the experts realized how they had been abused. Does anybody odd really think that a film company of Blink Films standing and caliber would be willing to take that risk? I mean, really?

                    The idea is unsavoury. I honestly cannot find any other more fitting term for it. Then again, it has been claimed out here that I have no honesty, that I "imply" things when I say my true meaning, that I took part in the St Johns event back in 2012 to make money from grieving relatives of the Bethnal Green Tube disaster, that I mislead, that I am a lousy journalist and - not to forget - that I am paranoid. Plus a whole lot more.

                    Such is the strength of the Lechmere theory. When no factual criticism helps, then the time has come for burning the theorist alive. Personally, I believe that there is a very special little part of Hell reserved for those who engage in such antics.

                    And that, my friend, is all I have to say for now.

                    Christer

                    What could you be talking about "burning the theorists alive"?


                    Steve






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                    • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

                      There is a large difference. I genuinely thought that you were passing yourself of as Mr Know-it-All, and so I "implied" nothing. if I had thought that you were being your humble self and decided to use the ambivalent wording to damage you, THEN I would have "implied" something. But I didn't.
                      Very interesting reply,
                      In post 386 you said:

                      " I never said it was, I said it sounded like it"

                      Which is to imply or suggest.


                      Yet here you say I was acting as a know-it-all, and you "implied nothing".

                      So which is it ?
                      Did you imply or did you say?


                      Steve

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                      • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

                        Yes, of course I can, Herlock! And very much so! What I find you constantly fail to take into account is the psychology of a psychopath, who may well WELCOME this kind of thing. "Wow, there's somebody coming, that should be fun!" is by no means any impossible line of thought for such a person. I keep saying over and over again that we are sorely mistaken if we choose to think that a serial killer who is ready and willing to cut out innards from his victims in the open streets will reason the way we will. If we are dealing with a psychopath and a narcissist (and I know that it is not proven, but PLEASE understand that it is a VERY likely thing), then we are dealing with somebody who WANTED to participate in an exchange with society about what he did, and who quite likely did not identify staying out as much of a risk at all.

                        We are so far from each other on this that I fear that you regard such a proposition as ridiculous, I am well aware of that. I can only point you to research done on these kinds of characters, and that is what I do right now.
                        I have no research to quote on this subject Fish but we often speak in terms of likelihood. What percentage of serial killers take unnecessary, almost suicidal risks compared to those that donít? The ripper wasnít one of those serial killers that pick up their victims on the freeway or in out-of-way places. He killed in places like Mitre Square and Hanbury Street, locations that involved danger and risk of discovery, and yet he remained undiscovered. This, to me, implies caution, an in-built instinct for self-preservation from someone that wanted to remain free to kill. Very little is impossible and so Lechmere loitering around for any length of time for the opportunity to stick his head in the noose isnít an absolute no-no but Iíd say itís unlikely in the extreme.
                        Regards

                        Herlock






                        "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact!"

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                        • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

                          There are other posters out here who I personally feel are better suited to handle terms like "dishonest" than you, Patrick.

                          Your aim is to claim that whatever an expert says in a docu like the one we are discussing is useless in terms of viability, since every expert is ready to sell out his integrity in favor of endorsing whatever the person presenting a theory says.

                          That is as dumb as it is disrespectful. And very transparent.

                          Just like you say, it is good to have some matters presented out here, since it tells a story about the one who presents it.
                          Dumb. Disrespectful. Transparent. Perfect. For those keeping score at home: When Christer takes a day or so off the boards to craft his next moves, and comes back with an insult or two more than his usual quota, he's obfuscating, diverting attention from something embarrassing or damaging to his theory. When he adds a dose or two of moral indignation and feigned outrage..... Well... you almost feel sorry for him. Almost.

                          Of course, anyone reading this thread knows that no one questions Griffiths' integrity, ability, experience, or intellect. He based his comments on the the information he was provided and one must understand his exposure to the Nichols' killing, the Whitechapel murders, and Lechmere was extremely limited. One's expectations of the man must be realistic and these things must be taken into account. Of course, none of this has ever been the point. The point is a simple one, one which you continue to avoid: YOU represent Griffiths comments one way when you feel they aid your position, you run from them when you feel they don't, and then you say he didn't mean what he said very clearly because he was speaking in colloquialisms.... when you're caught in a fib.

                          Dumb. Disrespectful. Transparent... sounds about right.

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                          • I really don't see the big deal here. Griffiths thinks in that situation the killer would have stayed to bluff it out. so what? Is that so hard to imagine?Sure, IMHO I think the killer would run away, but who knows?
                            put yourself in lechs shoes (if hes the killer). hes just killed polly. he hears someone approaching-he backs off her and a man appears down the street. uh oh? what to do? fight or flight? and or perhaps he freezes in a moment of uncertainty. what did the man see? will he shout bloody murder and now im running being chased? too late hes on me. need to stick it out.

                            yes, a less likely scenario, but surely possible. Ive seen in person (to a lesser extent) and Ive seen similar bluff it out scenarios with real life serial killers.
                            "Is all that we see or seem
                            but a dream within a dream?"

                            -Edgar Allan Poe


                            "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                            quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                            -Frederick G. Abberline

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                            • Originally posted by Fisherman View Post

                              Yes, it is. But it is more unrealistic - and extremely taste- and respectless - to suggest that an expert with any self-respect would mould his thinking to fit any other thinking than his own.

                              This is a lie. And you know it. I've done no such thing. Alas, even you conceded that the program was "one sided" and "aimed to present Lechmere as the killer". YOUR words. ON THIS THREAD. Having said that its obvious Griffiths (and Scobie, and Payne James) wasn't there to DISAGREE with you. And that's Steve's point. This is no mark against the man's integrity.

                              An expert will give his - NOT MY! - view, and then the film team will use the material the way they think is best fit to make their case. If an expert freely offers material that is in line with the case, then that material will be used. If he constantly says "No, you are dead wrong, your take is deluded and I am all against it", chances are that he will not appear at all in the docu.

                              This is the entire point, obviously. He GAVE his view (that Lechmere could not leave Buck's Row.. that he had NO CHOICE but to stay). He GAVE REASONS for this view (heavy police presence and Paul in Buck's Row). You then - again on this thread - conceded that these were HIS THOUGHTS ALONE and that you're thought was that he COULD have gone but CHOSE to stay. But then, again ON THIS THREAD, you say that Griffiths really DOES agree with you... but that he was speaking colloquially. THIS. IS. LAUGHABLE.

                              Those are the simple and common rules of the game, and there is nothing wrong with that as long as we are all aware of this rather uncontroversial fact. What is VERY wrong is when it is hinted at that the experts have been lied to and misled because what they say cannot be stomached by some.

                              No one suggested they were 'lied to' or 'misled'. The only suggestion even close to that is that they were given a finite amount of information on which to base their opinions WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE DOCUMENTARY. You admitted that YOU provided that information, as one would expect. That's wholly appropriate in that - again YOUR WORDS - the program was ONE SIDED and AIMED AT PRESENTING LECHMERE as the killer. Which... I WILL SAY THIS AGAIN.. is perfectly FAIR AND ABOVE BOARD. You're simply being dishonest with all this foolish outrage. It's embarrassing.

                              IF that was the case, and IF these experts were misrepresented and lied to, then the film makers would have taken a massive risk, perhaps putting themselves out of business when/if the experts realized how they had been abused. Does anybody odd really think that a film company of Blink Films standing and caliber would be willing to take that risk? I mean, really?

                              No one suggested they were lied to. No one suggested anyone misrepresented. THEY. REPRESENTED. YOUR. THEORY..... PERIOD. Again! All fair. Above board. Not out of bounds. You can't have it both ways. You cannot concede this is a one sided documentary produced to present Lechmere as the killer and then go around trying to present this a balanced investigation of the merits of your theory. This is just silly, obviously.

                              The idea is unsavoury. I honestly cannot find any other more fitting term for it. Then again, it has been claimed out here that I have no honesty, that I "imply" things when I say my true meaning, that I took part in the St Johns event back in 2012 to make money from grieving relatives of the Bethnal Green Tube disaster, that I mislead, that I am a lousy journalist and - not to forget - that I am paranoid. Plus a whole lot more.

                              For me, I've never accused you of dishonesty. Until now. I find this entire line of discussion UNSAVORY and I find your responses dishonest.

                              Such is the strength of the Lechmere theory. When no factual criticism helps, then the time has come for burning the theorist alive. Personally, I believe that there is a very special little part of Hell reserved for those who engage in such antics.

                              Ah! So, those who disagree with this ever changing charade are going to hell? Frankly, Christer, you need to grow up. There are more insults in your post than anyone has aimed at you. But, we've all come to expect it, so we let it go and treat you with kid gloves because of your penchant for the odd dramatic departure, the "I won't respond to you anymore", and woe-is-me-why-must-I-be-persecuted-so act.

                              And that, my friend, is all I have to say for now.
                              Some helpful advice... Ask yourself this: How many other posters do I have these types of exchanges with? How many other posters does Steve? Abby? Herlock? And with how many do YOU have such threads running, all at once, hurling insults, crying foul, reserving spots in Hell? No one is out to get you. Acting like an adult is good first step in the right direction. You make this ENTIRE discussion personal. Always. Every time. And when that comes back at you... You become Christ on the Cross.

                              I've said enough. I've been dragged down into it and, to those reading it, I'm sorry for that. Christer, please post your missive again impugning my integrity, calling me dumb, dishonest, unsavory. Include your moral outrage at not being placed on a pedestal and adored by those you insult. I won't respond. We'll call you the smartest, wittiest, hardest working, best looking, and most likely to have solved the case. But, that won't preclude me from pursuing any line of inquiry I wish with respect to you theory. Last bit of advice: If you want respect, give it. If you want to be treated courteously, treat others courteously. I wish you the best.
                              Last edited by Patrick S; 04-25-2019, 01:55 PM.

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                              • So with regards to my initial query at the very beginning of this thread; we can't be sure if there was time.

                                We can't be sure of Nichol's actual TOD
                                We can't be sure exactly of any of the police patrols with regards to routes and timings
                                We can't be sure which injuries were inflicted first
                                We can't be sure exactly what Lechmere/Cross said to Mizen i.e. whether he specified if there was a policeman already with the body
                                We can't be sure of the accuracy of the coroners interpretation of the evidence
                                We can't be sure how long it took for Nichols to bleed out
                                We can't be sure exactly where Cross/Lechmere was standing when Paul saw him as their accounts differ
                                We can't be sure which escape route the killer took of over 20 plus viable options
                                we can't be sure the exact timings for any of the events for the sequence of events for the night in question
                                We can't be sure of the reason why Lechmere gave the name he had used 2 decades previously to the inquest
                                We can't be sure whether the killer was interrupted due to the abdominal wounds being seemingly covered
                                We can't be sure whether Nichols was the first victim of JTR
                                We can't be sure of what Nichols movements were between 2.30am - 3.45am
                                We can't be sure of the accuracy of any of the police/ witness statements
                                We can't be sure of the accuracy of the newspaper reports


                                All we can say with any certainty is...

                                Nichols was murdered by JTR
                                Nichols was strangled in the first instance to stop her blood flow, before being mutilated
                                Lechmere was EITHER the killer OR the last person to see Nichols BEFORE the real killer escaped

                                The latter fact means that statistically at least, Lechmere is 50% likely to be JTR and 50% likely to be completely innocent.

                                With regards to those statistics, it makes Lechmere more likely than any other suspect to be JTR.

                                Not that i believe he was, but those are the statistics which are there for all to see.

                                Do we agree that Lechmere if innocent was the LAST person to see Nichols BEFORE JTR escaped?


                                Unless of course it was Paul who murdered Nichols and went EAST along Buck Rows BEFORE Lechmere arrived. Paul then may of heard Lechmere approaching and quickly hid in the shadows to allow Lechmere to pass him and then after a few minutee Paul then retraced his steps WEST to intercept the innocent Lechmere. If is was Paul then going back to the body would have been a perfect alibi as Lechmere would have testified he got the body first...

                                BUT i don't believe ANY of that... just another random theory...

                                regardless of theories, if Lechmere was innocent, then he WAS the last person to see Nichols BEFORE JTR escaped.


                                50 / 50


                                You decide?



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