Jack The Ripper

March 17, 2012

"Jack the Ripper" is the best-known name given to an unidentified Serial Killer who was active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter, written by someone claiming to be the murderer, that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by a journalist in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story. Other nicknames used for the killer at the time were "The Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron".

Who is Jack the Ripper and what was his motives?

Join us as we discuss and debate the story behind this most notorious outlaw!