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Forum: Klosowski, Severin (George Chapman) Today, 01:27 PM
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Lawende did indeed describe his suspect as 30,...

Lawende did indeed describe his suspect as 30, but if Swanson can be believed, he later identified a man the same age as Klosowski--23.

Further, I think Abby is referring to genetics. The...
Forum: Klosowski, Severin (George Chapman) 10-16-2018, 12:35 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Fisherman. You seem to be dangerously close...

Hi Fisherman.

You seem to be dangerously close to advocating the old 19th Century concept of monomania.

"The Ripper cut open women."

"Ergo, he was a man with an urge to cut open women."

(No...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-10-2018, 10:23 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Now for the punch-line. It is dated February...

Now for the punch-line. It is dated February 14, 1890. A year too early for Aaron Kosminski, and a year too late for David Cohen.

(Birmingham News, UK)
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-10-2018, 10:21 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Scott. Here's a brain teaser for you; maybe...

Scott. Here's a brain teaser for you; maybe you've seen it.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-10-2018, 09:46 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Roy. Many years ago I used to work the swing...

Hi Roy. Many years ago I used to work the swing shift and occasionally graveyard. Afterwards, I would sometimes swing by the Denny's in Glenwood, Oregon (just off I-5) for the grand slam...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-10-2018, 07:19 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Fisherman - the key point has nothing to do with...

Fisherman - the key point has nothing to do with Lewis only seeing Hutchinson for 10 or 12 seconds and thus not being able to identify him; it has to do with Hutchinson being spotted for 10 or 12...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-07-2018, 07:54 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
At the risk of being pedantic, is it entirely...

At the risk of being pedantic, is it entirely accurate to call the I.W.E.C. a "Jewish social club"?

There is no doubt that the great majority of its members were Jewish (a contemporary account...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-07-2018, 07:18 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Fish porters don't gut fish. ...

Fish porters don't gut fish.

https://www.casebook.org/dissertations/dst-barnettporter.html
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-06-2018, 07:07 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Yes, actually. I think A.P. Wolf did indeed...

Yes, actually. I think A.P. Wolf did indeed explore that possibility with his suspect Thomas Cutbush.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-04-2018, 07:43 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Ben. Do you think it is an accident that the...

Hi Ben.

Do you think it is an accident that the ladies of the East End are soliciting in Aldgate and Whitechapel rather than Bow and West Ham?

Red-light districts ALWAYS rely on men coming in from...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-03-2018, 08:06 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Ben- The reason you have to keep fielding this...

Ben- The reason you have to keep fielding this question and spinning all sorts of answers is because your scenario is utterly weak and nonsensical.

Lewis saw a man standing against the wall... for...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 10-02-2018, 09:25 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Ben. Just to be clear about your...

Hi Ben. Just to be clear about your thinking...

By all appearances, it was Liz Stride herself who chose to be standing near the entrance to Dutfield's Yard.

Or are we suppose to believe that...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-29-2018, 10:34 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Ben. Unfortunately, I don't consider the FBI...

Hi Ben. Unfortunately, I don't consider the FBI profile to be a 'sober' step towards enlightenment. In some ways, the 60s and 70s had more wisdom than those chasing this pseudo-scientific fantasy...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-28-2018, 10:24 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Sorry Ben, but I can only chuckle, rather sadly,...

Sorry Ben, but I can only chuckle, rather sadly, at how much emphasis you place on what WASN’T SAID by the notoriously tight-lipped officials at Scotland Yard, as they write and speak in...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-28-2018, 04:57 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
No, Ben, I was not seriously suggesting Abberline...

No, Ben, I was not seriously suggesting Abberline gave a glowing mention of anyone; there is no evidence this mythical letter was ever sent, nor, if sent, has it survived. It's just bluff and...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-26-2018, 12:45 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
That the police kept a tight lid on their...

That the police kept a tight lid on their investigation, and we know very little about it. Sir Mel is mentioning suspects that your newspaper-reading man from Clapham has never heard of.

But tell...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-26-2018, 12:37 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Ben - The reason I keep challenging you on this...

Ben - The reason I keep challenging you on this is because you keep insinuating there is a great body of documentation where the police are discussing witnesses after November 1888. You frequently...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-26-2018, 08:55 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Regarding "Toppy," it looks like Susan...

Regarding "Toppy," it looks like Susan Iremonger is still around and doing document examination; I would think one could resubmit the signatures and see if there wasn't a mix-up. There might be a...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-26-2018, 08:15 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Abby. Here is the Macnaghten memo. 7...

Hi Abby. Here is the Macnaghten memo. 7 handwritten sheets:

https://www.casebook.org/official_documents/memo.html

Here is the total of Macnaghten’s remarks on witnesses in that...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-25-2018, 09:43 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Yup, and as far as we know, he wrote in glowing...

Yup, and as far as we know, he wrote in glowing terms of George Hutchinson, and this glowing endorsement is what made it into the introduction of The Trial of George Chapman by Hargrave Lee Adam...
Forum: Non-Fiction 09-25-2018, 09:32 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Considering that Dr. R has a Phd in History, I...

Considering that Dr. R has a Phd in History, I think it is safe to assume that her thesis will be considerably more nuanced than the 'victims didn't solicit' in a whodunnit sort of way. I liked the...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-25-2018, 08:50 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Abby: Abberline was going to write to...

Abby: Abberline was going to write to Macnaghten, but his arm was still recovering from a gardening accident, and he didn't write. The interview spared him the effort. It is unknown if he wrote...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-25-2018, 04:38 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
??? Are you codding me dear Boss? What police...

??? Are you codding me dear Boss? What police documents on the "subject of witnesses" were written after November 1888? Can you give us an example of one of these documents, Ben?



Another...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-24-2018, 08:30 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Sorry folks, but this is just more of the usual...

Sorry folks, but this is just more of the usual sloppy thinking we always get when it comes to Macnaghten. The Assistant Chief Constable doesn't investigate crimes; he manages the men who...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-23-2018, 08:47 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Wickerman. Here is how I look at it. When...

Hi Wickerman. Here is how I look at it. When Macnaghten states that no one ever saw the Ripper, he is simply making a statement of fact.

He means that no one ever saw the murderer in flagrante...
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