Monday, May 15, 2023

Police investigation into the use of a suicide substance may not have been effective.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

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It appears that the wellness checks that were done by police investigating the 1200 packages of a suicide substance that were allegedly sent out world-wide may not have been effective.

On May 10, I published an article about a story by CTV News Videojournalist, Jon Woodward who reported on May 9 that Kenneth Law, 57, was charged with two counts of aiding and abetting suicide in two Peel Region deaths allegedly through the online sale of a legal substance that is lethal in high concentrations.

Woodward reported that Police were investigating the 1200 people who received packages from Law:

Peel police say they have been tracking the packages sent from these companies, including Imtime Cuisine and Icemac, and police in Colorado and the U.K. did a blitz of welfare checks to possible customers in recent days.
The article continues by stating that police checks were being done throughout Canada and in many other countries to determine what has happened to the lethal substance packages that were distributed.

The police "wellness checks" are necessary but appear to be somewhat ineffective. 

I was reading posts on a suicide promotion website that had promoted Kenneth Law's suicide product. Some of the posts referred to receiving a wellness check from police but none of them referred to any challenges.

One post stated that the person told the police that they didn't know what they were talking about, and the police seemed to accept it. Another post stated that the person told the police that the substance had been disposed of and the police seemed to accept the comment.

The wellness checks may only uncover how many of the 1200 people who received the lethal substance have died.

The comments on the suicide promotion website about Canada's (MAiD) euthanasia law are disturbing. Several of the participants stated that are waiting until March 2024 to die by MAiD. Canada has legalized euthanasia for mental illness starting on March 17, 2024. One post called Canada's euthanasia law "ironic" and refers to Canada's mental health system as broken.

The suicide promotion website posts undermine the position of the euthanasia lobby that MAiD deaths are different than suicide. Euthanasia is not a self-killing (suicide) but rather a homicide (the doctor or nurse practitioner kills) nonetheless, the suicide website posts prove that the intention is the same.

Finally, there is another important connection. Philip Nitschke, formerly known as Australia's Dr Death, is linked to many of the suicide deaths. Nitschke sells a suicide book and provides suicide information that is referred to by many of the suicide website posts.

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