And it’s only an amateur sleuth who did it
‘It is the greatest murder mystery of all time, a puzzle that has perplexed criminologists for more than a century and spawned books, films and myriad theories ranging from the plausible to the utterly bizarre.
‘But now, thanks to modern forensic science, The Mail on Sunday can exclusively reveal the true identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer responsible for at least five grisly murders in Whitechapel in East London during the autumn of 1888…’
UK Cops to Public: Solve Your Own Crimes
“The police have been given powers and resources to investigate crime by the public, and there should be no expectation on the part of the police that an inversion of that responsibility is acceptable,” the HMIC report says.
‘HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said criminal damage and car crime were “on the verge of being decriminalised” because forces had “almost given up”.
‘The review also found that police community support officers were being used as “detectives” in some forces.
‘The use of police community support officers as detectives and the encouragement of householders to do their own CID work, as a substitute for proper investigation, might lead some to conclude that this is all about budget cuts…’
Multitasking Kills Again
Driver Looking At Facebook Kills Woman In 85 MPH Car Crash
‘A North Dakota woman is charged with negligent homicide after police say she crashed into another car while driving 85 mph and looking at Facebook photos on her phone.
‘Abby Sletten, 20, is accused in the death of 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon of Ada, Minnesota, KARE 11 reports.
‘Gordon was riding as a passenger in an SUV with her granddaughter, Jennifer Myers, on a highway near Hillsboro, North Dakota last May. When Myers slowed down to attempt an illegal U-Turn, Sletten allegedly rear-ended the SUV, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune…’
‘Last Supper’ Papyrus Sheds Light on Early Christians
‘The text on the papyrus is a mix of passages from Psalm 78:23-24 and Matthew 26:28-30, among others, said Mazza, who is a research fellow at the institute. “To this day, Christians use passages from the Bible as protective charms so our amulet marks the start of an important trend in Christianity.”
‘Carbon analysis dates the fragment to between 574 and 660, Mazza said. And while the creator knew the Bible, he or she made plenty of mistakes. “Some words are misspelled and others are in the wrong order,” Mazza said in the statement. “This suggests that he was writing by heart rather than copying it.”…’