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11-07-2009, 01:19 PM
The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Thursday
September 13, 1888
Two weeks before the Double Event and 5 days after Annie Chapman's murder, we find Worship Street magistrate Saunders dispensing "justice" in the domestic abuse case below
11-07-2009, 01:27 PM
Mr. Saunders' insensitive remarks about the Jews upset the Jewish Chronicle. See the following from the Jewish Chronicle of 14 September 1888:
"Without doubt the foreign Jews in the East End of London have been in some peril - though happily averted - during the past week owing to the sensationalism of which the district has been the centre. There has been forcibly brought home to us the genesis of the anti-Jewish outbreaks which still occasionally occur abroad, and which were not unknown in England in ancient times. It is so easy to inflame the popular mind when it is startled by hideous crime, that sensation-mongers incur a fearful responsibility when they add to the excitement by giving currency to every idle rumour. Of scarcely less prejudicial effect are such unbecoming observations as are reported to have been made on Wednesday by Mr. Saunders, the Magistrate at Worship Street Police Court."
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