I've decided to close the "Taser Death" poll a bit early; it was a runaway result anyway. I certainly hope that this unannounced wrap-up doesn't affect anyone's plans to vote at the very last minute...
The raw results (including attempted fraud by an unknown taser fan-boy) were as follows:
As was previously discussed here [San Jose taser fan-boy stuffs ballot box], this poll was clumsily and fraudulantly manipulated by someone accessing the Internet from the vicinity of San Jose, CA and who was searching for the name Dorin Panescu.
Evidence suggests that this unknown Internet user repeatedly cleared his Internet cache and cookies, and repeatedly voted within a period of several minutes. The vote count associated with this clearly-unethical stuffing of the ballot box was between 7 and 9 (let's call it 8), and those votes were all submitted to the "No, impossible!" count.
Therefore the actual (more likely to be honest) results would be as follows:
Question: Do you think that tasers can cause a death?
Yes, obviously! = 35 (~80%)
Maybe... = 1 (~ 2%)
No, impossible! = 7 (~16%)
Don't know. = 1 (~ 2%)
This poll is not scientific. But it supports the assumption that the world-view of Taser International, their minions, and their brainwashed fan-boys is a world-view that is simply not shared by the majority of clear-thinking people.
Honorable mention to those that voted in the 'Maybe...' and 'Don't know.' categories. I have a great deal of respect for those that hold those opinions. I hope that they continue to follow the issue closely, and that they will share what they learn along the way.
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