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Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-07-2018, 01:54 AM
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Posted By Ben
Hi RJ, I utterly dispute that no soliciting...

Hi RJ,



I utterly dispute that no soliciting occurred in Bow and West Ham. I’m afraid you’ve succumbed to the popular misconception that Whitechapel was the only “red light...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-04-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,880
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Posted By Ben
Hi RJ, I don’t “have to keep...

Hi RJ,



I don’t “have to keep fielding this question”. Please don’t embrace the delusion that I’m perpetually hassled by an army of posters who all share your...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-03-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 301
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Posted By Ben
Thanks for the census info, Gareth. I would...

Thanks for the census info, Gareth.

I would personally heed Batman’s caution here that in the absence of the full record of Hanbury Street’s occupancy, census information isn’t...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-03-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi Jon, So he could give an excuse for...

Hi Jon,



So he could give an excuse for loitering on the street where he was seen by Sarah Lewis.



I didn’t say he was “concerned”, and more crucially, nor did Hutchinson ever...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-03-2018, 02:23 AM
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Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi RJ, It is not beyond question that...

Hi RJ,

It is not beyond question that Stride’s killer first encountered her as she stood outside Dutfield’s Yard. She was observed in the company of an unidentified man (or more than one...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-02-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Because the “gentile” you’re...

Because the “gentile” you’re talking about justified his 45-minute vigil outside a murder scene on the basis of the Jewish’s man’s state of dress. He was surprised at...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-01-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 48,146
Posted By Ben
Hi Jon, There is absolutely no evidence that...

Hi Jon,

There is absolutely no evidence that Abberline was interested in Issacs because of Hutchinson or his discredited Astrakhan description, nor is there any evidence that Abberline was...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-01-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 17,240
Posted By Ben
Agreed, Jon. It seems likely that the ripper...

Agreed, Jon.

It seems likely that the ripper sought to exploit the advantage presented by anti-semitism from the published description of “Leather Apron” onwards. If it wasn’t the...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-01-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1,880
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Posted By Ben
Hi RJ, Massive change of topic there, but fair...

Hi RJ,

Massive change of topic there, but fair enough.

You’re obviously somewhat conflicted over being in such a conspicuous minority of opinion, and for such good reason. You would prefer...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-01-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi Jon, I’ve provided my sources on...

Hi Jon,



I’ve provided my sources on numerous occasions, I’ve discussed them extensively with RJ and others, and I refuse to do so again purely at your behest. As for your accusation...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-01-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,880
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Posted By Ben
But he most certainly was not the source for the...

But he most certainly was not the source for the Astrakhan description, which Adam clearly obtained from the readily available newspapers. This is evident from the description he used, which cited a...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-01-2018, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Ben
Just quickly though, before returning to topic:...

Just quickly though, before returning to topic: excellent post well argued, Batman. Thoroughly agreed.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Fair enough, Gareth. Substitute...

Fair enough, Gareth. Substitute “heralded” for “embodied”, and I don’t think we’re too wide of the mark.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-29-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi RJ, Yes, but the only reason he was...

Hi RJ,



Yes, but the only reason he was “speaking in a general way about men seen with peaked caps” is because he didn’t have anything better to offer the PMG in terms of...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-28-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi RJ, Nobody has claimed to know what Abberline...

Hi RJ,

Nobody has claimed to know what Abberline “would” have written to Macnaghten, but it’s astoundingly clear what he didn’t write and wouldn’t have written, and...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-28-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Not true, I’m afraid. By the evening of...

Not true, I’m afraid.

By the evening of the 14th, there was a great deal of press speculation that the murder occurred around that time. An unscrupulous journalist (or more likely an...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-28-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
I’ve provided them so many times it is...

I’ve provided them so many times it is starting to become tedious. For what I hope may be the last time, I am referring to comments made over the years subsequent to the murders on the subject...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-27-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi RJ, I never suggested that there was a...

Hi RJ,

I never suggested that there was a “great body” of correspondence on the subject of witnesses. I’m saying that the extant written material, post-1888, is more than...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-27-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
You’re quite wrong,...

You’re quite wrong, Jon.

Hutchinson’s statement contained not a single mention of whether or not he had seen anybody in Dorset Street. He was almost certainly asked the question, but...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-27-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
I couldn’t agree more. But he knew...

I couldn’t agree more.

But he knew “the killer was there” because the mutilated corpse in room #13 attested unambiguously to it. I’m asking why the quote itself doesn’t...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-27-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi Jon, It’s not that I’m...

Hi Jon,

It’s not that I’m complaining about your decision to address all my posts, including the ones I specifically address to other people, but it might be construed as a little...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-27-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi Gareth, It would certainly have been...

Hi Gareth,

It would certainly have been Iremonger’s fault if she confused an original document with a modern piece of paper, scrawled on by a registrar.

Cheers,
Ben
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-26-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hopefully not in the direction of an extremely...

Hopefully not in the direction of an extremely tedious debate over what constitutes a “document”, RJ.

As Abby has already explained, the “MM” most assuredly qualifies on...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-25-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Couldn’t agree more, Abby. I think some...

Couldn’t agree more, Abby.

I think some people are kidding themselves ever so slightly if they can’t even acknowledge the conspicuity of Hutchinson’s absence from police documents...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-25-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 146,423
Posted By Ben
Hi Bridewell, Just to be clear, I wasn’t...

Hi Bridewell,

Just to be clear, I wasn’t accusing you personally of picking fights or having paranoid aversions. I’m afraid it’s a feature of these discussions,...
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