Talk:Jack the Ripper

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The motive section in the infobox is ambiguous. Rage against whom?[edit]

Against prostitutes? Women? The people who lived in that area? People in general? There are more reasons why people might be violent towards prostitutes (I.e. they think they are improving an area, they have psychosis and are paranoid, and so forth with severe personality disorders and a lot of other psychiatric/developmental problems). See the Wikipedia entry on Peter Sutcliffe, better known as the Yorkshire Ripper, for an example of those kinds of motives. Phil of rel (talk) 00:21, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is mentioned in references. The perpetrator is unknown. Nature of offenses suggests rage borne through source/reasoning known only to perpetrator. Sutcliffe's motive was rooted in sexual sadism. At least one survivor reported him masturbating after he'd attacked her. He was wearing a v-neck jumper with his legs through the sleeves to facilitate such acts when arrested.--Kieronoldham (talk) 00:32, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Addition of reference book and family story[edit]

I am the grand daughter of Robert Emmons, best friend to Walter Sickert and author of "The Life and Opinions of Walter Sickert. There is only one passage in the book regarding frightening two young ladies at a bar (to the effect that they ran from the bar terrified of what ever it is Walter Sickert said to them), but the family story is my Grandmorther, Anita Emmons forbid Walter Sickert from coming to the house (in Hamble England) after my grandfather brought him to meet her, and as she put it "He looked right through me" and "those eyes" (shuddering). Anyway, the biography of the man should be in the list of references... (talk) 16:22, 3 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See wp:or, his biography has to mention his connection to be relevant, does it? Slatersteven (talk) 16:28, 3 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BBC Documentary[edit]

An expert-led cold case review (as now shown and referenced in the article) has updated the list of victims. It cannot be removed without discussion here first Billsmith60 (talk) 18:18, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, the previous version has consensus. It's the change that needs to be agreed on talk, not the revert to the previous version. The claim that Kosminski is the Ripper is a minority view for which the evidence is exceedingly slim. There are over a hundred competing theories and this one does not deserve special mention in a summary style article at the expense of all the others. DrKay (talk) 19:00, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jack The Ripper[edit]

Jack The Ripper was an unidentified serial killer in Whitechapel, London in 188. The five victims were each believed to be linked. The victims' throats were each cut prior to abdominal mutilations. (talk) 10:01, 11 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not whooley true. Slatersteven (talk) 10:46, 11 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]