Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Jack in the News
The story behind the book Uncle Jack is told in this BBC story, purporting to prove that the Welshman Doctor John Williams was the Ripper.

Another story details the opinions of a person in charge of a Ripper Walk.

The Skeptical Enquirer keeps the Tumblety suspicion alive.

Trevor Marriot's Jack the Ripper: A 21st Century Investigation is discussed in this news story.

An article from a newspaper in Florida speaks to a possible replacement for Rehnquist on the Supreme Court and what type of judge Bush will nominate. The last two sentences are interesting:

"Said Sean Rushton, executive director of the Committee for Justice, which has spearheaded the effort to win votes for Bush’s nominees, 'If Democrats don’t think there’s going to be a tough conservative put forward, they’re dreaming.' But he added, 'Outside the president nominating Jack the Ripper, I don’t think there’s the stomach to filibuster.'"
posted by Lavaughn Towell @ 1:31 PM | 6 comments

At 11:05 PM, Blogger Paul said...

I bought "Portrait of a Killer" by Patricia Cornwell. It was interesting, but her 'evidence' was pretty weak. It does appear that Sickert wrote some of the letters though.

At 11:58 PM, Anonymous Lavaughn said...

I wouldn't doubt he did, as he seemed to revel in being thought of as the Ripper and actually took a tale a landlady told him about a vet student and made it seem as if the rooms he was renting once belonged to the Ripper. D'Onston would also be my candidate for a letter writer, more than as a viable suspect in the killings. He seems to have been too caught up in his own self-importance and actually appears to have wanted to be accused of the crimes.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Rachel said...

Yesterday at Peter Pan there was one line where they said, "Who was Jack the Ripper?"


It was one of the questions in a string of answer = nobody.

At 9:18 PM, Blogger The Complimenting Commenter said...

A very interesting blog. Haven't seen one like it yet. Keep up the cool posts.

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Mona said...

Very intriguiging site...found you on complimenting commenter!

At 12:25 PM, Blogger LT said...

Thanks, Mona and the Complimenting Commenter!


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