How The Stigma of Sex Work Allowed the Yorkshire Ripper To Get Away With His Crimes For Years

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Netflix’s new docuseries on the Yorkshire Ripper has plenty of people expressing their outrage against the local police’s handling of the case. The four-part series starts off as your average true crime documentary by recapping the Yorkshire Ripper’s crimes. It then dives into archival footage and survivors’ testimonies, revealing the blatant sexism of the West Yorkshire Police which led them to ignore crucial evidence that could have resulted in the Ripper’s capture before more innocent women were killed.

Peter Sutcliffe on his wedding day in 1974

Yorkshire Ripper dies at 74 after contracting COVID

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Peter Sutcliffe died in hospital Friday after contracting COVID, says CNN. More known as the Yorkshire Ripper, Sutcliffe was a serial killer who was convicted for the murder of 13 women and attempted murder of seven others between 1975 and 1980.