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  • #31
    Hi PCdunn,
    I just think we can tie ourselves in knots here thinking of elaborations on the name Jack and the 'Ripper'. After Kate Eddowes was found she was described as being 'ripped up like a pig'. That was and is a common enough expression and whoever wrote the letters would have noted the abdominal wounds and use of a knife in the murders of Polly and Annie and put two and two together.

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    • #32
      Hi, Rosella: True observations! And the name was probably invented by a journalist, anyway. . .
      Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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      Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Fisherman View Post
        Actually, thinking it through is what tells us that [Levy depositing the apron in the Goulston St doorway] IS illogical. Not impossible in any way, but less logical than a beeline to home from Mitre Square.
        Not if he felt the need to scrub the blood/faeces off his hands or simply to jettison the large piece of bloody, $hitty rag before entering his house. From his deep familiarity with the area around Middlesex Street, Levy would have known that there were handy dark doorways in Goulston Street to duck into, and do whatever he felt necessary, safe in the knowledge that he was only a minute away from safety once he was done.
        how logical is it to summon the police for a door-to-door in your neighborhood by disposing of the rag so close by?
        Levy had his own premises, and an Englishman's home is his castle. "I don't remember seeing or hearing anything unusual that night, officer." - "Thank you, Mr Levy. Sorry to have troubled you."
        Last edited by Sam Flynn; 12-14-2018, 07:34 AM.
        Kind regards, Sam Flynn

        "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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        • #34
          I did a bit of digging into the name ‘Jack’ a while back.

          https://www.jtrforums.com/showthread...=spring-heeled

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
            Not if he felt the need to scrub the blood/faeces off his hands or simply to jettison the large piece of bloody, $hitty rag before entering his house. From his deep familiarity with the area around Middlesex Street, Levy would have known that there were handy dark doorways in Goulston Street to duck into, and do whatever he felt necessary, safe in the knowledge that he was only a minute away from safety once he was done.Levy had his own premises, and an Englishman's home is his castle. "I don't remember seeing or hearing anything unusual that night, officer." - "Thank you, Mr Levy. Sorry to have troubled you."
            He would have passed many a doorway on his way home, and son it would be taking an unnecessary risk to prolong his stay on the streets. It is what it is, so let's not try and change it.

            Saying that an Englishman home is his castle is kind of silly. If it is, then surely he would prefer not having that castle raided by policemen? He would have INVITED trouble, and it IS illogical to do so.

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            • #36
              Taken over from the "Geoprofiling" thread
              Originally posted by Joshua Rogan View Post
              Checking the relevant Goad maps, there appear to be two addresses of "36 Middlesex Street", one on each side (though this may possibly be due to renumbering as the maps are from different years). The one Sam selected is shown as a tea warehouse on the 1890 map. On the 1887 map showing the opposite side (which incidentally is in the City as the boundary runs along the middle of the street) 36 is a shop, one shop down from the corner of Stoney Lane.
              Thanks, Josh

              Taking this revised location on Middlesex Street, there was an even shorter walk between Levy's shop and where the apron was jettisoned, whether one went via Wentworth St or New Goulston Street. Take your pick; the distance is about the same either way.

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              Kind regards, Sam Flynn

              "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
                Taken over from the "Geoprofiling" thread
                Thanks, Josh

                Taking this revised location on Middlesex Street, there was an even shorter walk between Levy's shop and where the apron was jettisoned, whether one went via Wentworth St or New Goulston Street. Take your pick; the distance is about the same either way.

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                It still involves doubling back. And it still involves discarding the apron piece in very close proximity to his own doorstep. That is nothing much to be happy about.

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