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Suffolk killer

I am mentally comparing the current events in Suffolk to the Yorkshire Ripper. I am sending warmest thoughts to my lj-friends (and their RL friends) who live in the Ipswich area, and I am sure they know how to keep themselves safe, and will be ultra-careful.

I think the Ripper had a strong impact on the feelings and experiences of women growing up when I did, in the late seventies. The Shipman and Soham events led to permanent changes in our lives. I wonder what impact this will have in the long run.

It appears this man (could there be a group of them?) is killing at a much faster rate than the Yorkshire Ripper. It is almost unconceivable that a man could be killing several women a week, and yet carrying on in his normal life without attracting suspicion. It is always hard to know the extent to which partners (eg Sonia Sutcliffe, Rosemary West, Maxine Carr, Harold Shipman's wife) are innocently unaware, wilfully blind, or even complicit (I think the answer was different for all of these examples).

I can't help feel that this man must have gone into a frenzied state. To kill so many people in just a few days. How long can this go on?
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    I see Gove has backed down on climate change and it's back in the curriculum again.

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    My book is now for sale

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