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Quote of the Week Every so often we run across some Words To Live By or some really profound statement or saying that we feel incumbent to share.

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Old September 10th, 2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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The following comment can be found in one of great Scottish-born, American detective Allan Pinkerton's works, entitled, "The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives".
Many of the Pinkerton stories are really very interesting. This quote came late in Pinkerton's life.



" I have yet to record a single case in which a female relative ever assisted, in any manner, toward the apprehension of a criminal.."



Posted primarily to suggest that if the Ripper did hole up at a female relative's ( girlfriend, Mother,sister) home....

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Old September 14th, 2016, 08:20 PM   #2
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Allan Pinkerton shown at left of a fella with a high hat...

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Old September 22nd, 2016, 09:42 PM   #3
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Although the Pinkerton Agency legacy has been soiled to a degree for their role in strike breaking and union busting...there's no question about the founder's loyalty and devotion to the Union.

I've gained a great deal of admiration for Abraham Lincoln over the last decade from watching what I feel are objective programs describing his struggles during the years 1860-1865. Up until that time, I had perceived Lincoln as a friend of the robber barons ( railroads, manufacturing, etc..) who while advocating racial separation ( repatriation ) had flip flopped in order to win the Republican nomination and wasn't what he had been made out to be.

In reading Pinkerton's accounts of those days, Lincoln seemed to know he was a Man of Destiny and faced with the options presented....did a courageous thing.

I suggest that anyone interested in Pinkerton's accounting of the foiled assassination ( February 1861) read his 'Spy Of The Rebellion'.

Its available on Kindle for free.

https://www.amazon.com/Rebellion-His...ords=pinkerton
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 05:07 AM   #4
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This is an episode of 'American Lawmen'....which dramatizes the 1861 attempt on Lincoln's life and how Pinkerton, along with Kate Warne ( first female detective, at least in the US ), stymied the plot :

http://vodlocker.com/hm3s228tso6e

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