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‘Stupidity ran deep’ during ‘stab-proof’ vest demonstration
Edmonton Journal ^ | December 3, 2013 | Ryan Cormier

Posted on 12/05/2013 11:03:03 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

EDMONTON - A young Edmonton man who grievously wounded his friend while testing a supposedly “stab-proof” vest was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday.

Court heard that Justin Harder, 18, was bragging to his friend Calvin Wesley Clackson, 21 about a “stab-proof” vest he’d just acquired as they hung out in an apartment suite at 106th Avenue and 116th Street, Crown prosecutor Mark Huyser-Wierenga told court.

Harder was so confident in the vest that night in October 2012 that he believed it would deflect any attack with a knife. Harder eagerly invited his friend to stab him in the chest to prove the vest worked.

“Mr. Clackson foolishly obliged him,” Huyser-Wierenga said.

(Excerpt) Read more at edmontonjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: dontmindifido; holdmuhbeer; napl; stabmeidareyou; stabproofoops; stabproofvest; watchthis
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Hope he got his money back.
1 posted on 12/05/2013 11:03:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Canadian Darwin Award winner is....


2 posted on 12/05/2013 11:04:35 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
DARWIN: "Missed him by *this* much, Chief!"


3 posted on 12/05/2013 11:04:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 3Fingas; Squawk 8888
Canadian Darwin Award winner is....

He's not eligible for a Darwin Award - he's still alive and can presumably still breed.

4 posted on 12/05/2013 11:05:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You need a “Come at me, bro!” ping list.

:)


5 posted on 12/05/2013 11:08:43 PM PST by Salamander (I know things that you don't. I've done things that you won't.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, he should be given a consolation prize for good effort.
“The Obamacare Deluded Enrollee Award”


6 posted on 12/05/2013 11:10:38 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: Salamander

Hold muh Molson’s eh?


7 posted on 12/05/2013 11:11:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This could apply to either man.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 11:12:14 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 3Fingas; All

Another illustration of the mind set that has caused the gun kill rate to more than double in those states that have “stand your ground laws”.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 11:12:22 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Salamander

10 posted on 12/05/2013 11:12:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gleeaikin

Beg pardon?


11 posted on 12/05/2013 11:13:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Clackson stabbed Harder, read all about it.


12 posted on 12/05/2013 11:15:24 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Okay, that’s felony-grade stupid to be sure. But that his buddy was also stupid enough to ask him to stab him should count as a mitigating factor.


13 posted on 12/05/2013 11:16:33 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Salamander
You need a “Come at me, bro!” ping list

Followed by the word *DUDE!!!* afterward.

14 posted on 12/05/2013 11:16:57 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: gleeaikin

Gun kill rate? Did you pick up that phrase at DU?


15 posted on 12/05/2013 11:17:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Justin Harder

...and you *will* win that coveted Darwin Award.

Better luck next time!

16 posted on 12/05/2013 11:17:49 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Darksheare

Careful - you’ll get Barky’s hopes up.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 11:19:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh wow, dude fled the scene after stabbing his bud in the chest.

With friends like these, I hope Mr. Harder has no enemies!


18 posted on 12/05/2013 11:19:49 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows


19 posted on 12/05/2013 11:19:52 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

wow


20 posted on 12/05/2013 11:20:17 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RichInOC
“Stupidity cannot be cured. Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death. There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
21 posted on 12/05/2013 11:20:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Titan Magroyne
With friends like these, I hope Mr. Harder has no enemies!

I'm pretty sure that Clackson has at least one.

22 posted on 12/05/2013 11:21:50 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ezekiel

Perseverance until success!


23 posted on 12/05/2013 11:22:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL

Pretty much, yeah.


24 posted on 12/05/2013 11:22:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: South40

Kurtwood’s other alter ego Clarence Boddicker would just toss a grenade into that room.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 11:24:19 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve long said that stupidity is its own punishment, and sometimes it’s capital.


26 posted on 12/05/2013 11:26:58 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Court heard that Harder was not cooperative with investigators following his recovery.”

OK, we brought another new guy. Now tell him how it all went down. You put on this stab-proof vest and ...

Hey! I feel really stupid. Like a real hoser, eh? I coulda died, yeah. So, no. I’m not. No way. So go away, eh?


27 posted on 12/05/2013 11:33:28 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Too bad both these imbeciles didn’t have knives and vests.


28 posted on 12/05/2013 11:43:56 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; ...
thanks, for the post...
SWORD PING!...
"Bladed Metal Weapons, too" ping

29 posted on 12/05/2013 11:44:55 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hope he got his money back.inquiring minds wan’t to know, were the last words of the friend who did stabbing “Hold my beer”? At least the ones before “Holy $hit!”


30 posted on 12/05/2013 11:46:00 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1; Salamander

A strong case has been made for “Come at me, bro!”


31 posted on 12/05/2013 11:53:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: All

So those Cold Steel infomercials are real after all.


32 posted on 12/05/2013 11:53:44 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield (Paul Ryan shreds Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1yTY2MciOk)
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To: Bullish

On second thought, skip the vests.


33 posted on 12/05/2013 11:54:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The charge should have never stuck.

Attia! Attia! Attia!


34 posted on 12/05/2013 11:55:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Slings and Arrows

yeah, he oughtta sue for a refund if that’s how it was advertised. probably stabproof for butter knives!


35 posted on 12/05/2013 11:59:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A strong case has been made for “Come at me, bro!”

But it was Canada, shouldn’t that be “Come at me, Hoser!”?


36 posted on 12/06/2013 12:02:18 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 3Fingas
Canadian Darwin Award winner is....

The perp has to croak (or at least be rendered permanently infertile) in order to qualify for that award.

37 posted on 12/06/2013 12:02:58 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Slings and Arrows

Don’t knife me, Bro!


38 posted on 12/06/2013 12:10:00 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“yeah, he oughtta sue for a refund if that’s how it was advertised. probably stabproof for butter knives!”

The article reads like it was homemade!


39 posted on 12/06/2013 12:14:47 AM PST by expat1000
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To: TigersEye

Every spectacular, almost wonderfully stupid thing I’ve ever done involved either Molson Gold or Cuervo Gold.

I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.

:)


40 posted on 12/06/2013 12:32:14 AM PST by Salamander (I know things that you don't. I've done things that you won't.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL


41 posted on 12/06/2013 12:33:00 AM PST by Salamander (I know things that you don't. I've done things that you won't.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

;D


42 posted on 12/06/2013 12:34:09 AM PST by Salamander (I know things that you don't. I've done things that you won't.)
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To: The Cajun

Dude, where’s my scar?!?


43 posted on 12/06/2013 12:35:03 AM PST by Salamander (I know things that you don't. I've done things that you won't.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

There oughta be a law.


44 posted on 12/06/2013 1:01:10 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Mastador1

You forgot the “eh?”


45 posted on 12/06/2013 1:03:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RichInOC

I kinda think his buddy should have joined him for the stretch but what to charge him with - criminal stupidity - aiding and abetting a moronic act? I suppose the wound will have to be his punishment!

Mel


46 posted on 12/06/2013 1:11:12 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I doubt he got a refund. You have to return items in “like new” condition. The Blood stains would preclude that.

I do wonder if he purchased the Extended Warranty though. It might give him an out, but I think it wouldn’t cover Negligence.

Remember, when all else fails, read the Instructions.


47 posted on 12/06/2013 1:25:26 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Communist is nothing more than an honest Democrat...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Does the stabbing by itself merit a prison sentence? Both men thought that the vest would stop the knife. It is not unreasonable to believe that a vest designed to stop a knife would do so. There is no mens rea, and it seems very unlikely that the defendant would repeat the crime. It was just a very dumb mistake.

Should the baseball player who ironed his own shirt while wearing it be charged with assault and battery?

48 posted on 12/06/2013 1:47:23 AM PST by TChad
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To: Slings and Arrows

I dunno, it reads like the ‘victim’ didn’t wanna testify against Mr. Stabby.

Life itself is gonna exact its own justice against these two. Far as I’m concerned, the System is just piling on.


49 posted on 12/06/2013 2:50:00 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The dummy should’ve have made it with Mithril.


50 posted on 12/06/2013 4:46:14 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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