By Jonathan Hoffman
January 6, 2011
In a recent post JFJFP and IJV signatory Aaron Dover claimed "Amnesty International has reported 40 deaths from CS tear gas inhalation alone from December 1987 to June 1988."
Here is the truth about the Amnesty claim:
The facts are clear. No one can find a single documented case in scientific literature of anyone dying from CS tear gas outdoors, ever. (I've been looking.)There are very, very few documented cases of CS tear gas killing people even indoors, at concentrations and over time periods that are hundreds of times more potent than any possible outdoor scenario. Anyone bringing studies of isolated tear gas-related deaths of people who were stuck indoors with high concentrations for long time periods as some type of proof that Abu Rahma was killed by tear gas in fresh air is, knowingly, lying.
Dover also wrote "I would like to thank the brave Israeli reporter Lisa Goldman (who was an eyewitness to events at the demo and was gassed herself) for this valuable piece of information."
Seems that this Lisa Goldman is not averse to mudslinging when she is losing an argument: