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Old 10-16-2018, 04:46 AM
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When Abberline said " the ripper was never caught, but should have been" was he hinting at something that he had to hold back on?

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Or was he just referring to the amount of manpower and leg work spent on the case, that the Ripper should have been caught?

I'm under the impression that the high ranking officials wildly differed in who the Ripper was and it was because of their bickering and in-fighting that the Ripper ended up being "free to go".
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Anderson said something similar if they had the same powers as the French had. I am not sure what that means, but it could be such a reduced view of what constitutes evidence as to arrest almost anybody for a crime.
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Or was he just referring to the amount of manpower and leg work spent on the case, that the Ripper should have been caught?

I'm under the impression that the high ranking officials wildly differed in who the Ripper was and it was because of their bickering and in-fighting that the Ripper ended up being "free to go".
Having read all the interviews from various ranking policemen years later and especially those involved in the case at the time, I've always had this nagging thought of purposely laying down smoke screens and red herrings.

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Old 10-16-2018, 02:55 PM
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To say nothing of James Munro's "hot potato."
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Anderson said something similar if they had the same powers as the French had. I am not sure what that means, but it could be such a reduced view of what constitutes evidence as to arrest almost anybody for a crime.
Based on absolutely nothing I always assumed it meant if only we were permitted a few whacks to the kidneys we would get the answer we were looking for.

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Hi,
When Abberline said " the ripper was never caught, but should have been" was he hinting at something that he had to hold back on?

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I would take it to mean given the massive efforts to catch him.

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I think it was because the people that protected him had him put away...
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:38 PM
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I think it was because the people that protected him had him put away...
Paul Begg in JtR: The Facts, says that Anderson's reference to the French can be gleaned elsewhere in his writings and it means being able to hold a suspect for a long period of time while they gather evidence against them and maybe from the suspect's own mouth.

That Anderson believed they could have obtained the evidence they needed to charge the suspect with the JtR crimes but that they had to let him go. That means they had what they thought was JtR in custody and by law had to release him.

Abberline though may not be suggesting this as per the OP and maybe just suggesting that the increase in police numbers should have caught him.
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