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Old 10-14-2017, 03:31 PM
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[quote=Harry D;432616]This is such a non-point. Whoever the Ripper was, we know he was carrying a knife. Does that mean Thompson was the only man tooled up?[/QUOTE

Certainly the Ripper was carrying a knife. So was Thompson and perhaps 3 other suspects that we can put a name to. That Thompson carried a knife seems to be irrelevant, to you, to what makes a candidate. Any point, taken in isolation, means little.
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I'm sure you read the Kelly inquest.where/when did Francis come in and killed her? What do you think of Blotchy or the Lewis's lurking man? Was he a client,friend,intruder?
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:21 AM
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I'm sure you read the Kelly inquest.where/when did Francis come in and killed her? What do you think of Blotchy or the Lewis's lurking man? Was he a client,friend,intruder?
I believe that Mary Kelly was killed at around 3:30 am. The man that Mary Ann Cox saw at 11:45pm, the man with a blotchy face, looked nothing like Thompson, and I believe that he was a client or possible client, but not the Ripper. Lewis's lurking man also did not resemble Thompson and was possibly another client, but I also do not think was the Ripper.
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Certainly the Ripper was carrying a knife. So was Thompson and perhaps 3 other suspects that we can put a name to. That Thompson carried a knife seems to be irrelevant, to you, to what makes a candidate. Any point, taken in isolation, means little.
So every other suspect was incapable of obtaining a knife?

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Any point, taken in isolation, means little.
That's as maybe, but this "point" is so insignificant as to not be worth mentioning at all.
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So every other suspect was incapable of obtaining a knife?



That's as maybe, but this "point" is so insignificant as to not be worth mentioning at all.
No. Every other suspect, no one can show obtained a knife.
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No. Every other suspect, no one can show obtained a knife.
What evidence do you have that Thompson was in possession of a knife in 1888?
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:46 AM
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What evidence do you have that Thompson was in possession of a knife in 1888?
What evidence? The strongest that there ever can be. From Francis Thompson himself, who wrote that he did.
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What evidence? The strongest that there ever can be. From Francis Thompson himself, who wrote that he did.
So he wrote 'I carried a knife during the autumn of 1888'?
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So he wrote 'I carried a knife during the autumn of 1888'?
I think he referred to it as a "scalpel", and stated he shaved with it. It was in a letter.
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I think he referred to it as a "scalpel", and stated he shaved with it. It was in a letter.
In February, 1889 he wrote a letter to Wilfred Meynell in which he claimed 'I have shaved with a dissecting scalpel before now.'

Is that it, is that the evidence that Thompson was carrying a 'knife' in the autumn of 1888?

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