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Jack the Ripper, as he was rightly called, was an infamous murderer in London, England in 1888, almost one hundred years ago. Jack the Ripper

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Jack The Ripper Jack the Ripper, as he was rightly called, was an infamous murderer in London, England in 1888, almost one hundred years ago. Jack the Ripper is by no stretch of the imagination the first serial killer ever, but the first to do so in a largely populated area, although it seemed he had no malice for other people. Although the number of kills under the belt of Jack the Ripper is unofficial, it is estimated to be around four to seven women, all prostitutes within the area. He also had no accomplice's or accessories to the crime. Another fact was that Jack the Ripper escaped scott-free, with no charges. ...read more.


The Ripper had also sent letters to the local newspaper telling them about the killings, and his confessions. This was an act repeated by the Zodiac Killer, in California, some ninety years later. One reporter who received the letters first from the killer said he thought his letters had a sweet disposition about them. This way of writing letters gloating about his actions was a form of megalomania, a disease in the brain making one feel dominate and in control of everyone and everything. There was no finger printing back in the day of the Whitechapel murders, which is where these murders took place, so you could not catch someone with circumstantial evidence, which by today's standards could put someone in jail. ...read more.


The constable had wrote up a confidential letter with the names of three suspects on them. None of which could be proven because the person's involved all had alibi's and there was never any arraignment on anyone, nor was there even a trial. Jack the Ripper remained undiscovered forever. No plaintiff, no defendant; no defense and no prosecution. Jack The Ripper was a free of incarnceration. If he was caught he would curely face the death penalty, but how can you catch someone you can't find? People speculate the Ripper's gender and statistics, but one thing is certain, a person committing such crimes should be stopped and we should learn to defend ourselves. Jack the Ripper is just one example of the many in history of how some people can become unwound and how many homicides can go unresolved. ...read more.

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