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Old 10-24-2011, 09:45 PM
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Yes but the Whitechapel murders would have been viewed as being primarily a police matter, to be attended to by the Met and the City Police. Inasmuch as the main body of murders, the canonicals, took place from the end of August to the beginning of November, knowing how slow the wheels of bureaucracy turn, I have a feeling that despite the political embarrassment the murders were causing, it would not have been possible in that short time frame to focus the efforts on Special Branch on the Whitechapel crimes. Possibly as time went on, although I still think the question of the Whitechapel murders would not have taken up much time of Special Branch officers.

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Hi Chris,

I see where you are coming from. I'm sure they got involved when their Irish interests were suspects. Note this Big Jim McDermott thread for example:
http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4859
I'm sure there were numerous Irish suspects.

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:52 PM
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Hi Chris,

I see where you are coming from. I'm sure they got involved when their Irish interests were suspects. Note this Big Jim McDermott thread for example:
http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4859
I'm sure there were numerous Irish suspects.

Mike
Thanks, Mike. We know for a fact that there were hundreds of men who were suspects during the Whitechapel murders so it makes sense that Special Branch could have been involved with the cases of some Irish suspects or knew about them at least.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:47 PM
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Hello Neil. Thanks. Wish we could find Callan's confession. I'd love to see what he had to say about Frank Millen.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:49 PM
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Hello Mike. Thanks. I wonder if Stephen Ryder came across it when he found the Crawford Letter?

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:55 PM
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Hello Mr. Begg.

"Which specific cases did they have in mind in November 1888?"

I presume HM government was concerned on other fronts at this time. They were sweating bullets about Richard Piggot and his letters--had been for nearly a month.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:58 PM
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Hello Mike.

"Maybe they were involved more than they wanted the public to know."

It may be more likely that Lord Salisbury wished not to rattle too many cages, since Millen might have fallen out. Perhaps he put a bug in their ear?

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:01 AM
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Hello Mike. Well, the intrusion of SRA was claimed by Campbell in his book. There was a cover letter stating that SRA had taken charge of the statement to Littlechild.

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:03 AM
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Hello Chris.

"I still think the question of the Whitechapel murders would not have taken up much time of Special Branch officers."

Completely agree. The Parnell Commission was taking center stage at this time.

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:05 AM
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Hello Mike.

"I'm sure there were numerous Irish suspects."

Indeed. And Red Jim was amongst them. If you recall, he and O'Brien were both blackmailing Sir Ed. That may have been the impetus for Sir Ed "spilling his guts" to Michael Davitt.

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