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  • #16
    Wondered where you had gone Caz, thought it was something I said

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    • #17
      Never, Paul.

      I tend to hang around like a bad smell you can't get rid of.
      "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov


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      • #18
        Originally posted by caz View Post
        Never, Paul.

        I tend to hang around like a bad smell you can't get rid of.
        There's a lot in RipperWorld that hangs around like that.

        Christopher T. George
        Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
        just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
        For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
        RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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        • #19
          What about David Cohen, Chris?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Scott Nelson View Post
            What about David Cohen, Chris?
            A leading candidate apparently in the mind of Sir Robert Anderson and Detective Superintendent Donald Swanson, if we believe Swanson was mistaken that Sir Robert in fact meant Cohen and not Aaron Kosminski when Swanson hand annotated Anderson's book in describing the unnamed Jew his superior meant. At least that's the line of thinking of the late great Martin Fido and Adam Wood in his recent book on Swanson. I tend though to think that the police were in the dark about who the Ripper was.
            Christopher T. George
            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
            just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
            For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
            RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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            • #21
              But what about my Cohen article you edited for me a few years ago? Didn't anything more rub off on you?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Scott Nelson View Post
                But what about my Cohen article you edited for me a few years ago? Didn't anything more rub off on you?
                It's interesting that the accounts given by Macnaghten, Anderson, Cox, and Swanson actually dovetail fairly nicely. Kelly was the last murder. The suspect was identified and sent to an asylum in early 1889.

                It's only when Aaron Kosminski is thrown into the mix that it all goes badly pear-shaped.

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                • #23
                  Of course, one problem is that Cohen was staying at the Jews' Temporary Shelter, which strongly suggests that he had no relatives in London, which makes a mockery of the Swanson Marginalia if it supposedly refers to him.

                  Many have tried to make it all fit together, but there's no way of doing it, unless one introduces Fido's notion of "confusion" between two different suspects.

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                  • #24
                    ..or Cohen being an anglicized version of "Kosminski", the Leman Street address actually being the Police Station... Shoehorning is never perfect by definition.
                    Last edited by Scott Nelson; 08-11-2021, 09:18 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by ChrisGeorge View Post

                      A leading candidate apparently in the mind of Sir Robert Anderson and Detective Superintendent Donald Swanson, if we believe Swanson was mistaken that Sir Robert in fact meant Cohen and not Aaron Kosminski when Swanson hand annotated Anderson's book in describing the unnamed Jew his superior meant. At least that's the line of thinking of the late great Martin Fido and Adam Wood in his recent book on Swanson. I tend though to think that the police were in the dark about who the Ripper was.


                      That's the impression they were keen to give!

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