Killing in London

By: Natisha Heath

Trip Through Time to 1888

Jack the Ripper was a violent cereal killer that prayed on women of the night from August to September in 1888 East End London. The ripper was known to have killed about five women; leaving their bodies on the streets. His signature kills usually had their throats slit but some of his victims had other mutilations to them.

Perspective 1: No Named Killer

The Media's first claim is basically that the killer was never identified. However there were several suspects, none of which were pecked as the true killer. The name it's self was taken form a letter sent around the times of the murders. Along with the name several letter were sent to the police service that had explicate details of murders to come and mutilations that were going to be done to the bodies. At first the murders where thought as nothing but because of the heinous butchery of the bodies it was seen as more serious. Through all of this though the killings randomly stopped with the murderer never identified.

Perspective 2: Slipped Through the Cracks

Through watching a Discovery Channel documentary learned of a possible name for the real Jack the Ripper Killings. Frederick Bailey Deeming was high profile man that not only fit the description of the Ripper but also had experience killing his first and second wives. Throughout the documentary Deeming was pegged as the perfect subject for the killings because of his knife collection, murdering his two wives, and his hatred for prostitutes. It was said the Deeming had contracted a sexual disease from a women of the night and from then on slowly went mad. I'd say that's a perfectly good information to have on the perfect suspect.

Jack the Ripper : Documentary on Re-investigating the Evidence and Suspects

Bias

The main bias between the two stories is that during the time of the murders Deeming , the face for the murders, was somewhere in jail at the time of the actual murders. This fact making it impossible for him to have done any of the ripper murders. Yet because this case was so long ago it's truly hard to say for sure was when down in London in 1888.

Criticisms

1.) Feminist

Looking at the events of that time women weren't really taken seriously. Most women that were single toke to the streets to make money. So looking at the Ripper cases it's surprising tat the women's deaths were really looked into at all; let alone to be tied together. Women that didn't have men or that were poor usually just did the odds and ends around town being of low class.

2.)Historical

During the 1800's through the 1900's London was a busy city. Being the largest and richest at the time. Yet with riches comes poverty and with the large ,still growing, population London had a lot of poor people in the streets. Pulling this all in with the ripper cases the poor weren't really looked at with kind eyes. Poor women took to the streets and treated like trash for money. Cases of rape and such were never looked at but cases of murder were taken slightly more seriously.

Citations

"August 7 to September 10 in 1888 East End London" biography.com, paragraph 1,May 3, 2016

http://www.biography.com/people/jack-the-ripper-9351486


" Yet with riches comes poverty and the large ,still growing, population London had a lot of poor people in the streets" oldbaileyonline.org, paragraph 2, March 2015


https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/London-life19th.jsp

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