Fred Lindsay, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security for Alberta (from 14 December 2006 until 13 January 2010) said, "I want to go on record as saying that of all the thousands of times that a Taser has been used in this province, it has saved thousands of lives."[LINK]
Ah, yeah. If it weren't for tasers, police in Alberta would have been forced to use lethal force on THOUSANDS of Albertans. A murderous rampage not seen since Pol Pot. That's exactly what he is quoted as having said.
See previous posts [LINK] and [LINK].
The real question is why wasn't this insane claim mocked more widely? Why haven't I found any evidence that it's ever been withdrawn, corrected or clarified? I mean, what's up with that!?!?