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Cool.
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Wasn't he, like, one of the first and most likely suspects? I mean, before the conspiracy theorists started making money out of the Ripper?
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My apologies. I retreat with my tail between my legs.
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Someone believes that guy was involved in more than one of the murders and the notes too... curious
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Wasn't he, like, one of the first and most likely suspects? I mean, before the conspiracy theorists started making money out of the Ripper?


He was indeed. My sexy Jewish wife aside, the police at the time were concerned about an anti-Semitic backlash. The details are very interesting. My main pleasure is that the egregious Patricia Cornwell's Sickert theory is scotched.
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I took a Jack the Ripper guided walking tour some years ago in London. A good part of it had original buildings and streets. It went from dusk to early evening and definitely had some creepy moments. I even had a beer in The Ten Bells pub where his last victim was seen.
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Speaking of anti-semitism and mystery writers named Patricia, here's a cool article on Patricia Highsmith's obsession with snails...
http://bookdirtblog.blogspot.com/2013/09......and.html
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Speaking of anti-semitism and mystery writers named Patricia, here's a cool article on Patricia Highsmith's obsession with snails...
http://bookdirtblog.blogspot.com/2013/09......and.html


Might have to find that book.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On Sep 7, 2014, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Wasn't he, like, one of the first and most likely suspects? I mean, before the conspiracy theorists started making money out of the Ripper?


He was indeed. My sexy Jewish wife aside, the police at the time were concerned about an anti-Semitic backlash. The details are very interesting. My main pleasure is that the egregious Patricia Cornwell's Sickert theory is scotched.


Not really. There's too many questions about the validity of the scarf and the validity of the DNA test that apparently this guy developed on his own. Read the notes. Cornwell's theory is still just as valid as anybody else's.
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Aren't there more current cold cases we can worry about? Maybe Lizzie Bordon?
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Patricia Cornwell's theory is ludicrous. Following the pattern of accusing Gladstone or The Prince of Wales, it is a classic pitfall to focus on a famous individual.

This research needs to be peer-reviewed, but it is more convincing than most.
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Provenance in this case will be everything.

As the article says, "In 1991, Melville-Hayes loaned the shawl to to Scotland Yard’s Crime Museum, where it was stored rather than being placed on display because of questions of provenance."

A smoking gun it ain't.
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Even if they could conclusively prove that the scarf belonged to the victim it wouldn't be a slam dunk. For one thing, the "investigator" has yet to reveal to anyone what the DNA testing method that he invented actually consists of. For another thing, even if his method is valid, the suspect's semen on the scarf wouldn't prove that he did it. This was essentially the red light district and she was a prostitute. Also, he had a few brothers who lived with him (matching DNA.) This is all just really bad "scienceing."

We'll never know who Jack the Ripper was.
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We'll never know who Jack the Ripper was.


Meh. Like most historical puzzles, we'll never know all the facts. But we can get some pretty solid ideas nonetheless.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Oh, I'm not saying it's not fun to speculate. There have even been some fun books written on the subject.
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