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Motives and Reasons Contained herein are 32 motives and reasons why JTR may have committed the Whitechapel Murders. If you disagree, there's room for 33.

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"It was an urge. . . . . A strong urge, and the longer I let it go the stronger it got, to where I was taking risks to go out and kill people." - Edmund Kemper
April 6th, 2017 11:48 AM Go to last post
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“The strangest thing about sexual desire is that, left unsatisfied, it can completely alter its nature, as wine becomes vinegar.” - Donald Rumbelow
by DarrelX
October 30th, 2014 02:44 AM Go to last post
8 105
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.” - Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
October 14th, 2012 05:38 PM Go to last post
3 16
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6
August 10th, 2017 03:32 AM Go to last post
6 194
“O, what a rash and bloody deed is this!” - Hamlet, Act III, Scene IV
March 15th, 2011 09:56 PM Go to last post
2 13
“Had all his hairs been lives, my great revenge had stomach for them all.” - Othello, Act V, Scene II
August 9th, 2014 09:49 AM Go to last post
3 13
“Then he becomes an ageless pathological monster, crouching to kill, on evenings when the stars blaze down in the blazing patterns of death.” - Robert Bloch
January 25th, 2013 06:52 AM Go to last post
27 144
“I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil.” - Dr. Jekyll, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
February 21st, 2009 05:29 PM Go to last post
2 17
“In nature, there’s no blemish but the mind, None can be called deform’d, but the unkind.” - Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene IV
May 20th, 2009 01:02 PM Go to last post
3 17
“Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?” - The Shadow radio program
December 5th, 2010 03:04 PM Go to last post
4 14
“For the JDL leader Meir Kahane and his many fervent followers, any and all measures to further Jewish survival and welfare - including terror, dispossession, and murder - are entirely justified.” - Mark Weber
December 29th, 2014 04:32 AM Go to last post
12 152
"A prostitute is a murder victim waiting to happen."
April 5th, 2013 05:41 PM Go to last post
3 27
“He couldn’t get laid if he walked into a whorehouse waving a fistful of $100 bills.” - Anonymous
Never 0 0
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” - Othello, Act III, Scene III
June 7th, 2008 08:56 AM Go to last post
1 14
The wages of sin is death. - Romans 6:23
August 31st, 2014 05:02 PM Go to last post
5 50
“The end justifies the means.” - Machiavelli, The Prince
November 21st, 2007 12:47 AM Go to last post
1 10
“The very intention to suppress a response has the paradoxical effect of producing it.”
by WTM
November 4th, 2003 08:48 PM Go to last post
1 1
“This multiple murder for profit is merely one form of making a living, one in which the murder is incidental to the goal. Those who practice this "profession" would undoubtedly follow another if they were offered more money.” - Elliott Leyton
September 1st, 2011 09:02 AM Go to last post
8 39
“I will cut thy throat, one time or other, in fair terms; that is the humour of it.” - The Life of King Henry the Fifth, Act II, Scene I
November 24th, 2009 05:02 PM Go to last post
4 46
"Schizophrenia was first identified about 1806. This might be something to think about as we ponder whether the man who was Jack the Ripper could have been a schizophrenic.” - Christopher George
November 25th, 2015 12:02 PM Go to last post
3 56
“The change of name may have been inspired by other more sinister ambitions having ‘for their primary purpose and idee fixe the pursuit, capture, and the destruction of women’.” - H. L. Adam, The Trial of George Chapman
Never 0 0
"The Old Man ain't afraid of Hell!" - James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Never 0 0
"England expects that every man will do his duty." - Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson
Never 0 0
“Really great criminals are never found out, for the simple reason that the greatest crimes – their crimes – are never discovered.” Jacques Futrelle, The Silver Box
Never 0 0
“An eye in sleep is an eye in Innocence.” - George Herriman
September 30th, 2011 12:02 AM Go to last post
6 35
“The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou Shalt Not Kill, makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers, whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours.” - Sigmund Freud
by Pilgrim
November 18th, 2010 03:22 PM Go to last post
4 32
“There was no doubt that the Don had solved the problem.” - Mario Puzo, The Godfather
Never 0 0
"For heaven's sake, catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself" - William Heirens(?)
by WRITEFX
October 18th, 2008 12:27 PM Go to last post
1 10
“Such things do not happen in criminal practice in England.” – Sherlock Holmes
July 22nd, 2009 10:41 PM Go to last post
7 33
“They are entitled to two measures of dead wood; one branch more and they’re hanged.” - Thomas Becket
Never 0 0
“Why does a Jeffrey Dahmer happen? How does a man become a serial killer, necrophiliac, cannibal, and psychopath?”
December 10th, 2015 05:27 PM Go to last post
6 133
“By the way”, he asked, “what was the motive of the murder?” “Don’t you know?” asked Chase quickly.” “No.” “Then you never will”, declared Chase, grimly. - Jacques Futrelle, His Perfect Alibi
Never 0 0
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