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Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 03:32 PM
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In the case of Sadler, who ya gonna call? The...

In the case of Sadler, who ya gonna call? The man who saw a 'sailor like' man chatting up Kate 10 minutes before her body was found, or the man who saw an overdressed Jewish toff with Mary perhaps...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 10:49 AM
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It makes perfect sense; you and Abby are simply...

It makes perfect sense; you and Abby are simply looking at it wrong. Look at it from the perspective of a prosecutor.

In cases like this--where the victim is a street prostitute--the most important...
Forum: Non-Fiction 09-19-2018, 11:39 AM
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Hi Paul -- -Slightly off-topic. I am...

Hi Paul -- -Slightly off-topic.

I am paraphrasing, but you will no doubt recall Martin Fido, having interviewed several old timers in the East End, stating that when times got tough, 'mother' walked...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 09-19-2018, 10:59 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
I think this "myth" can be traced to...

I think this "myth" can be traced to the Daily Telegraph, Nov 10th, 1888:

"That the woman had had no struggle with her betrayer was shown by her position and the way in which her garments, including...
Forum: Annie Chapman 09-14-2018, 08:53 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Bear in mind that Elizabeth Long's address has...

Bear in mind that Elizabeth Long's address has been misreported in most 'Ripper' books; if she lived on Church Street, Whitechapel Road, she would have had no need to walk up Brick Lane or Hanbury...
Forum: Annie Chapman 09-11-2018, 10:54 AM
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No worries, Herlock. The point he is making is a...

No worries, Herlock. The point he is making is a strange one. He seems to be stating that if the Brewery clock chimed 5:15 as she turned into Hanbury Street, and she arrived at the market at around...
Forum: Annie Chapman 09-11-2018, 10:19 AM
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This is a key point, and I wanted to move it over...

This is a key point, and I wanted to move it over here from the 'Lechmere' thread so it doesn't get crossed-up (pun intended) with those longstanding arguments/mudslinging contests.

The claim...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-11-2018, 10:11 AM
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Hi Herlock - I am going to respond to a point you...

Hi Herlock - I am going to respond to a point you & Bridewell made over on the 'Annie Chapman Time-of-Death" thread. Cheers.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-07-2018, 11:12 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Simon Wood will correct me if my memory fails,...

Simon Wood will correct me if my memory fails, but I seem to recall that Hutchinson's police statement itself first appeared in Stephen Knight's The Final Solution--ie., the royal conspiracy, forever...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-07-2018, 08:14 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Yes, she was eating a potato. But how does that...

Yes, she was eating a potato. But how does that preclude the possibility of her sticking one in her pocket, or taking half away with her?

If I was penniless and sick and eating a clandestine meal...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-07-2018, 07:40 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Fish. Yes; I was just about to get to that. ...

Hi Fish. Yes; I was just about to get to that. So at sunrise I tied my shoes on the back porch. I found it quite natural to allow the spring door to press against the side of my body as I sat down...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-07-2018, 06:23 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Caz - Many if not most of Fisherman's arguments...

Caz - Many if not most of Fisherman's arguments were voiced by Wolf Vanderlinden in an article that appeared in Ripper Notes 12 or 14 years...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-06-2018, 09:17 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Sometimes when the wind is blowing at a certain...

Sometimes when the wind is blowing at a certain angle, I can still hear old David Radka intoning something about British empiricism vs Continental rationalism.

"Evidence schmevidence," is how he put...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-05-2018, 04:28 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Fisherman: The Times coverage of the inquest, 11...

Fisherman:

The Times coverage of the inquest, 11 Sept.

John Davis --(who went downstairs around 5:45)

"The front door was wide open, and he was not surprised at finding it so, as it was frequently...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-05-2018, 01:57 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Fisherman. You seem to have a pack of hounds...

Hi Fisherman. You seem to have a pack of hounds at your heels, but in the two or three times we've exchanged messages you've struck me as a reasonable fellow, and I appreciated your research into...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 09-05-2018, 04:34 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Now, now. Surely you must give a bit of a toss,...

Now, now. Surely you must give a bit of a toss, Caz?

If Dr. P was wrong (before he started hedging his bets) and Liz Long was right (about the punter being over 40) then it isn't just Lechmere...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-30-2018, 05:59 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Icon: The Maybrick Diary failed the biggest test...

Icon: The Maybrick Diary failed the biggest test of all: the smell test. Impossible to define, but you know it when you smell it.

If Mr.Barnett or someone else wants to try and find an...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-28-2018, 10:02 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
An interesting observation, Sam; thanks for...

An interesting observation, Sam; thanks for posting it. These sorts of inadvertent screw-ups happen more often then one might imagine. I remember my old company doing something similar in regards to...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-28-2018, 03:01 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Abby - I don't want to come across like I was...

Abby - I don't want to come across like I was snubbing your response. I am well aware that in the 1903 interview, Abberline states that he was oblivious to the Daily Chronicle piece, but the reasons...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-28-2018, 02:42 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Ben - I have a touch of insomnia, and thought...

Hi Ben - I have a touch of insomnia, and thought I'd drop in. So I can give you an immediate response. Sorry, but I don't buy it. Are you saying every deckhand on the R.M.S. Ormuz had to be living...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-26-2018, 09:05 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
If the argument is whether or not the 'able...

If the argument is whether or not the 'able seaman' aboard the RMS Ormuz is the same George Hutchinson as the witness we see in the MEPO files, it's rather stacking the deck to insist that he has to...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 02:07 PM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Okay, I'll bite. He was originally a stowaway,...

Okay, I'll bite. He was originally a stowaway, but fair enough.

Hutch murders Alice Mackenzie, flees London, fakes the credentials of an "able seaman" (needing a minimum of two years experience)...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 10:39 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Hi Fisherman - You could well be right, and it...

Hi Fisherman - You could well be right, and it would actually help my personal theory if you ARE right, but the 'Dew' argument makes me nervous. He states directly that he doesn't want to challenge...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 10:08 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Perhaps these points are too subtle, Abby; you're...

Perhaps these points are too subtle, Abby; you're going about it with a sledge hammer instead of a scalpel.

Abberline does not mention the Astrakhan suspect, because he was not relevant to the...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-24-2018, 08:25 AM
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Posted By rjpalmer
Ugh. Give it a rest, Ben. It's not an...

Ugh. Give it a rest, Ben. It's not an 'extraordinary thing' in the least.

You keep repeating a bad argument that grotesquely misuses and misunderstands Abberline’s March 1903 interview in...
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