In 1887, a man named Frederick Charrington tried to end prostitution in the East End by leading a campaign to close all of the brothels. He used the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885, in which a citizen could report any house suspected of operating as a brothel to the police, who would close it down. 200 brothels were closed but the result was the prostitutes moving out into the streets to do their business.
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Some people believed that Jack the Ripper was a butcher by trade. One of the reasons for this is the gruesome way that he killed his victims. Another reason is the fact that some of the victims were lying in the street next to the sewer, with their head facing toward the drain so that the blood would go down the drain.
When Carrie Brown, the first victim in New York, was murdered, an X was marked onto her hip. Investigators within the past twenty years found the X and it may have been noticed when the body was first found.
If you count the number of people that Jack the Ripper killed, including the ones that some people do not accept as Jack the Ripper victims, you get 10 when you reach Carrie Brown. The Ripper may have been marking his 10th victim.
When suspect James Kelly was 15 years old, his mother sat him down and told him she was not his mother but his grandmother and that his mother was 15 when she had him. She had been abandoned by the father and had given James to her mother to raise. She had married a rich mariner and he had died recently-now she was dying and wanted to leave everything to him as an attempt to make up for not being there.
If James Kelly saw his mother as a prostitute and he was Jack the Ripper, he could have been acting out the fantasy of killing his mother over and over again.
Also, the prostitutes he killed were the same age, approximately, that James Kelly’s mother would have been if she had still been alive at the time.