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Alberta man gets six months for failed stab-proof vest test
upi ^ | Dec. 6, 2013

Posted on 12/07/2013 5:37:08 AM PST by JoeProBono

EDMONTON, Alberta,- An Alberta man who stabbed a friend in the chest as a test for what turned out to be an ineffective stab-proof vest was sentenced to six months in jail.

Calvin Clackson, 21, of Edmonton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the Oct. 15, 2012, incident that required friend Justin Harder, 18, to undergo emergency surgery for a bleeding chest wound, the Edmonton Sun reported Friday.

The court heard Harder had been wearing a purportedly stab-proof vest and invited Clackson to test it out with a folding knife.

"Unfortunately, the vest didn't work and the knife went through the vest and into the chest cavity and Mr. Harder was seriously injured," prosecutor Mark Huyser-Wierenga said.

Provincial Court Judge Michael Allen said the stabbing was a serious incident that could have been worse.

"It was foolish for the friend to offer the invitation," Allen said. "It was criminally negligent for the accused to take up the invitation.

"This is a serious event, this stabbing," he said. "I don't care that the victim was stupid ... acting stupidly. This could have been a death."


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Calvin Clackson, photo supplied by EPS


1 posted on 12/07/2013 5:37:08 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

i wonder how many brain synapses the two owned between them........My guess is somewhere around zero.


2 posted on 12/07/2013 5:40:05 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Maybe the synapses were firing on ethanol...


3 posted on 12/07/2013 5:43:19 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

A definite possibility I would say—LOL!


4 posted on 12/07/2013 5:53:12 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil
“Calvin Clackson, 21, of Edmonton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the Oct. 15, 2012, incident that required friend Justin Harder, 18, to undergo emergency surgery for a bleeding chest wound, the Edmonton Sun reported Friday.”....

I highly recommend Justin Harder be sentenced to a stint in the looney bin.

5 posted on 12/07/2013 5:55:23 AM PST by Progov
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To: JoeProBono

TWO real stupid people.


6 posted on 12/07/2013 5:57:43 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: JoeProBono

I was wondering why they didn’t test it on a dummy first, then I realized they did!


7 posted on 12/07/2013 5:58:43 AM PST by Tammy8
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To: JoeProBono
I remember seeing the instructions for a big industrial paper cutting machine:
"To test the safety devices, use a rolled up newspaper, NEVER USE ANY BODY PART TO TEST SAFETY DEVICES."
It makes sense. The same goes for bullet proof vests, steel tipped shoes and anything else, they *could* fail.

8 posted on 12/07/2013 6:05:15 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: I want the USA back

9 posted on 12/07/2013 6:07:12 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Hold mah Beer, Eh?


10 posted on 12/07/2013 6:11:07 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Progov

IMHO, they should both do a stint in the jail for the criminally insane.

Might wise them up a bit.


11 posted on 12/07/2013 6:25:20 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: a fool in paradise

12 posted on 12/07/2013 6:36:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

What’s the demand or market for stab-proof vests???


13 posted on 12/07/2013 6:43:59 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: basil

Oh well it happens indiscriminately.
Houdini challenged a punch in the gut and died from it.


14 posted on 12/07/2013 6:45:01 AM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Recompennation

I guess it’s a guy thing——


15 posted on 12/07/2013 6:50:44 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Uncle Chip

16 posted on 12/07/2013 6:58:57 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

No wonder Pocohontas died young —


17 posted on 12/07/2013 7:02:56 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono

I can’t see a pic like that without thinking of the old Ed Ames bit on Carson’s show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L5QC9ZJkM8


18 posted on 12/07/2013 7:48:19 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

19 posted on 12/07/2013 8:27:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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