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McAfee Was Not Captured 150

Posted by samzenpus
from the man-on-the-run dept.
netbuzz writes "As rumors and news reports of John McAfee's alleged capture circulated widely yesterday – fueled by McAfee's own blog and blogging cohorts – police and other authorities in Belize denied that they had the man in custody and, well, they should have been believed. McAfee surfaced earlier this morning and had this to say in a blog post: 'We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet.' He also painted a picture of his 'escape' that could have been taken from a bad spy novel."
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McAfee Was Not Captured

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  • Re:Sorry, but... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by vlm (69642) on Monday December 03, 2012 @12:50PM (#42170193)

    Tradition, see coverage of Reiser

  • by Beardo the Bearded (321478) on Monday December 03, 2012 @01:22PM (#42170573)

    You know the deal where the Mexican policeman pulls you over for made up BS until you slip him some cash? Same deal just a little bigger scale. The solution is not to drive in Mexico. Worked pretty well for me when I visited (great scuba diving BTW and liked the food too)

    The correct answer is "Oh, sorry, simple mistake. Can I just pay the fine right now? I don't need a receipt."

  • Re:The chase (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Synerg1y (2169962) on Monday December 03, 2012 @01:29PM (#42170653)
    Now now, you've got to remember this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter. My thought however is that if he was truly innocent, he has international press coverage, so they can't just put a black bag over his head, I guess they could plant evidence and fabricate details, but still if he was "innocent" the coverage should provide him the lifeline he needs to acquit himself over there.

    If it was me... I'd just leave & go live somewhere else, it's not like he can't afford another mansion / drug lab or anything. He might fit in better in E. Europe anyways.
  • Re:The chase (Score:4, Insightful)

    by pdabbadabba (720526) on Monday December 03, 2012 @02:08PM (#42171069) Homepage

    Now now, you've got to remember this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter.

    I can't help but ask: when you wrote this, did you actually know anything about Belize to support your sweeping (and somewhat offensive, if it's just based on stereotypes) conclusion?

  • by evilviper (135110) on Monday December 03, 2012 @02:39PM (#42171437) Journal

    He moved to a corrupt 3rd world banana republic with no rule of law, and failed to pay a bribe a couple months ago

    Believe it or not, people do actually commit crimes in corrupt, 3rd world countries, too... It's not always a frame-up. Sure, it could be... or he could be just as guilty as Hans Reiser, and just getting the benefit of every geek's doubt.

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