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Old November 7th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Its not often you read about the Pinchin Street Torso as being a medical student prank...in American papers.

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Old November 7th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Maybe not in American papers, but in UK ones you do. Any time a body part was found or received anywhere in the western world it was usually regarded as a medical student prank. Look at the Lusk kidney, for instance.

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Old November 7th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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That's true Tom....
It's the exception to the rule which proves the rule...and most American papers didn't approach the torso ( Pinchin Street ) as if it were a prank...but the act of a maniac or, on occasion, the Ripper.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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The medical student prank remark is very much like the aspersions cast at Tom Bulling for writing "Dear Boss." Easy to accuse but where's the proof? In fact those sort of claims are a product of lazy thinking rather than informed thinking, which is another reason why we should not believe everything the police or public of the time said or believed.

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The medical student prank remark is very much like the aspersions cast at Tom Bulling for writing "Dear Boss." Easy to accuse but where's the proof? In fact those sort of claims are a product of lazy thinking rather than informed thinking, which is another reason why we should not believe everything the police or public of the time said or believed.
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A rather all-encompassing statement, we might as well all give up or just theorise ourselves into oblivion. You simply do not know that such contemporary police opinions are 'a product of lazy thinking rather than informed thinking'. You are insulting such highly regarded officers as McWilliam and Littlechild. You sound like someone with his own pet theories who will not allow serious, informed, contemporary, opinion intrude on his own ideas.
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A rather all-encompassing statement, we might as well all give up or just theorise ourselves into oblivion. You simply do not know that such contemporary police opinions are 'a product of lazy thinking rather than informed thinking'. You are insulting such highly regarded officers as McWilliam and Littlechild. You sound like someone with his own pet theories who will not allow serious, informed, contemporary, opinion intrude on his own ideas.
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Except that I don't have any particular theory about the case which you probably would recognize from knowing me down the years.

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Except that I don't have any particular theory about the case which you probably would recognize from knowing me down the years.
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No, but you have posted theories on the authorship of the letters at length, including the 'Lusk letter' and kidney incident.
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Hi Stewart

Yes fair enough. I thought that D'Onston might have been a candidate for having written the Lusk letter based on similarities between his October 16, 1888 letter to the City of London Police, around the same time as the Lusk letter was written and his general inserting himself into the case. I don't though think he was the Ripper, more a busybody who craved attention. What I mean is I don't have a single suspect for the Ripper.

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Yes fair enough. I thought that D'Onston might have been a candidate for having written the Lusk letter based on similarities between his October 16, 1888 letter to the City of London Police, around the same time as the Lusk letter was written and his general inserting himself into the case. I don't though think he was the Ripper, more a busybody who craved attention. What I mean is I don't have a single suspect for the Ripper.
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I am well aware that you 'don't have a single suspect for the Ripper'. My post had nothing to do with suspects but everything to do with personal theories which, obviously, you have (just like most other people).
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