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Anti-Government Webmaster Shot Dead By Russian Police

kdawson posted about 6 years ago | from the not-just-journalists dept.

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J.Tatar and a number of other readers alert us to the shooting death of an anti-government webmaster while in police custody in Ingushetiya, a volatile province in southern Russia. Police took Ingushetiya.ru owner Magomed Yevloyev off a plane that had just landed in Ingushetiya. "Yevloyev ... was a prominent opponent of the pro-Kremlin president of Ingushetia, Murat Zyazikov [a close ally of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin]. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary manslaughter investigation after Yevloyev was shot in a police car in Narzan, the capital of volatile Ingushetia, a mostly Muslim region that borders Chechnya, Russian media reported. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office, Vladimir Markin, said 'an incident' took place after Yevloyev was taken into a police car 'resulting in a shooting injury to the head and he later died in hospital,' Interfax reported."

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It's Hallibushitler's fault! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826613)

Quick, we KNOW that's true, because it's TRUTHY!

My KKK chainsaw sounds like (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826655)

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Russian police? Why not just say the russian mob? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24827127)

Police in soviet russia are what you call the mob. Good for nothing, crookeder nosed evil minions of satan. And those are the good ones. The bad ones are, how you say, crazyer motherfuckers that would eat your eyeballs if you look at them. But, it is russia, and we call it home.

Don't jump to conclusions (2, Insightful)

Haoie (1277294) | about 6 years ago | (#24826621)

He was shot, and shot by police [for an unspecified reason].

But this still doesn't automatically mean he was "eliminated" for his views on the Russian government.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826633)

-1 naive

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (5, Interesting)

fictionpuss (1136565) | about 6 years ago | (#24826807)

-1 naive

While it looks suspicious, and certainly goes along with the current wave of anti-Russian sentiment, I have to agree with the GP - let's wait for more information instead of jumping to conclusions.

While a Slashdot thread has a minor effect on overall public opinion, every single increment brings us closer to "accepting the inevitability" of an actual conflict with Russia - something which Bush and Putin would both seem to benefit from wrt power consolidation.

We're geeks, we have brains if we choose to use them - we can do better [metagovernment.org] . And yes, I am new here.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (2, Interesting)

BrokenHalo (565198) | about 6 years ago | (#24826927)

every single increment brings us closer to "accepting the inevitability" of an actual conflict with Russia - something which Bush and Putin would both seem to benefit from wrt power consolidation.

The practice of setting up straw dolls as a focus for enmity is hardly confined to recent history.

But many of those of us who lived through the Cold War, in the expectation that someone like Ronnie Ray-Gun was highly likely to push the button and blow us all to hell might not see this as such an increment.

Russia is not the same nation as it was in the '70s and '80s. It is nearly broke, and has a disorganised and ill-equipped military. Russia cannot afford a major conflict with the US or Europe, regardless of what bellicose rhetoric Putin might spout.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Insightful)

MrNaz (730548) | about 6 years ago | (#24827123)

Russia is not the same nation as it was in the '70s and '80s. It is nearly broke, and has a disorganised and ill-equipped military.

As opposed to the US which has a highly organized military that is heavily dependent on the drip-feeding of massive quantities of tax dollars that are fast becoming scarcer and scarcer, fed to it by a government that is now so deep in debt that it it unlikely that anyone alive today will ever see it balance.

If you ask me, Russia has a greater capacity to wage war than the US currently, after when you factor in the miserable state of US government financial conditions and the world at large's hostility towards US military adventurism.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (2, Insightful)

andot (714926) | about 6 years ago | (#24826955)

There is no wave anti-Russian sentiment. Truth is that Russia is most fascist country on earth right now. Attacking his neighbours, killing nonrussians in their major citys and so on. Russian politics and rethorics is identical to nazi germany in 1930. Georgia and South Ossetia conflict is exactly like German occupation of Czechoslovakia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_occupation_of_Czechoslovakia [wikipedia.org] . Remember what happend last time!

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Funny)

KGIII (973947) | about 6 years ago | (#24827057)

Godwined in the first three sets of page down comments. I'm not sure if that's a record but it's damned close.

Err... Well played my good sir?

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (5, Interesting)

andot (714926) | about 6 years ago | (#24827099)

Godwin or not, but this is truth. Of course i should have written "Russian politics and rethorics is identical to germany in 1930" to avoid the issue. But that what happening in russia and if world will react like last time then we are heading to WWW III.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (5, Insightful)

LurkerXXX (667952) | about 6 years ago | (#24826679)

Yeah, because police shoot people in the head (who they already have in their custody and in a police car) all the time. It just happens... right. I'm sure it's not just because he was stirring up unrest against the Russian government.

Maybe an alien had taken him over and they were killing it. Got any other alternate theories?

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Funny)

QuantumG (50515) | about 6 years ago | (#24826691)

Suicide.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826861)

Better yet, suicide by cop. Instant martyr and story on /.

The odds are that we will never know the truth. If we do, there will always be some doubt.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Insightful)

packeteer (566398) | about 6 years ago | (#24826947)

The odds are that we will never know the truth. If we do, there will always be some doubt.

Unfortunately this is something people can count on often. Corrupt officials use this as the perfect getaway. Not that i know what really happened here, i just want to comment on how often something ends like that.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

Kenrod (188428) | about 6 years ago | (#24826901)

The cops probably gave him a choice between suicide and a slow form of Russian castration.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Funny)

Cassius Corodes (1084513) | about 6 years ago | (#24826765)

Maybe they were duck hunting at the time?

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (-1, Offtopic)

exley (221867) | about 6 years ago | (#24826913)

Got any other alternate theories?

Hans Reiser was responsible. He finally found his wife's real killer, and Slashdotters can finally sleep easy knowing their geek hero didn't do it.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (2, Funny)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | about 6 years ago | (#24827049)

And O.J. was with him! They both found the one-armed webmaster who had killed their wives.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Insightful)

DigiShaman (671371) | about 6 years ago | (#24826971)

Got any other alternate theories?

Yes, the Kremlin is hard at work on another Soviet Union. Oh, and your votes count so long as your voting for the right people. If you don't, they will paint a nice red picasso with your brain matter.

Does that about sum it up?

More Information about This Brutal Murder (4, Informative)

reporter (666905) | about 6 years ago | (#24827009)

According to a report [washingtonpost.com] just issued by "The Washington Post" (TWP), the Russian police under direct orders from the Kremlin arrested Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of an anti-Kremlin Web site (Ingushetiya.ru), and then shot him in the head during his ride in the police car. The police then dumped his corpse onto the road near a hospital. According to the TWP, "Ingushetiya.ru has been one of the few sources of independent information about [a low-grade Islamist insurgency in the province of Ingushetia]".

For additional information about this heinous crime, read the report [telegraph.co.uk] just issued by the "Daily Telegraph" (DT). According to the DT, "Mr Yevloyev is the most prominent anti-Kremlin journalist to be killed since Anna Politkovskaya was shot dead in the lift of her apartment block in October 2006. ... Russia is considered to be one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists."

The "Wall Street Journal" provides more information [wsj.com] about this and other suspicious deaths of well-known journalists. According to the WSJ, "Mr. Yevloyev was the latest in a series of Russian journalists to have died in suspicious circumstances. The death of Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot in October 2006 at her Moscow apartment, highlighted the dangers faced by Russia's independent press. Ms. Politkovskaya was a lead reporter at Novaya Gazeta, a Moscow-based newspaper that specializes in muckraking and probes of government corruption. She was the third journalist at the paper to die under mysterious circumstances. Paul Klebnikov, editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, was shot on a Moscow street in July 2004."

After I read these news articles, I could think of only 4 words: God damn the Kremlin!

Citation needed (4, Informative)

tetromino (807969) | about 6 years ago | (#24827077)

Where in the article does it say that the murderers were "under direct orders from the Kremlin"? As far as I can make out, these were local cops who acted under the orders of the provincial governor Zyazikov - the main target of Yevloyev's criticisms.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Funny)

Xzzy (111297) | about 6 years ago | (#24827029)

Got any other alternate theories?

John Travolta was leaning over the back seat, gun casually dangling from his hand while he debated philosophy with the prisoner. Driver hit a speed bump, finger squeezed the trigger and before you know it Yevloyev's head is all over the back window.

Complete accident!

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

Choad Namath (907723) | about 6 years ago | (#24827089)

Aww, man, I shot Magomed in the face!

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826693)

Oh yea, people get shot in the head in the back of police cars for all manner of innocent reasons. Except, you know, that there really aren't that many and pretty much all of them are things they'd say in the report instead of leaving unspecified. For example, perhaps he managed to get a weapon and attack an officer... then shooting would be justified. Except that's not the kind of detail you leave "unspecified".

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Informative)

n dot l (1099033) | about 6 years ago | (#24826735)

[for an unspecified reason]

A BBC article [bbc.co.uk] on this says:

Reports quoting local police said Yevloyev had tried to seize a policeman's gun when he was being led to a vehicle. A shot was fired and Yevloyev was injured in the head.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

meist3r (1061628) | about 6 years ago | (#24826767)

Well, reports quoting local police are not really trustworthy if local police "accidentally" shoots people.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

n dot l (1099033) | about 6 years ago | (#24826813)

Well, reports quoting local police are not really trustworthy if local police "accidentally" shoots people.

Reports in general should be considered suspect. Especially given how happy even our media is about spewing propaganda.

In this case however I don't think there's much wrong with the report - it's the people they quoted that aren't trustworthy. And it's kind of interesting to see exactly what their excuse is, and how much (or rather how little) effort they put into it.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826897)

Don't jump to conclusions

This is Slashdot.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826957)

This is MADNESS!

-1 Poor Taste

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (5, Informative)

meist3r (1061628) | about 6 years ago | (#24826739)

Ingushetia website owner killed by police: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/01/russia1 [guardian.co.uk]

"As they drove he was shot in the temple ... They threw him out of the car near the hospital," Kaloi Akhilgov told Reuters by telephone. "He was discovered there and they quickly put him on the operating table, which is where he died."

Sounds pretty conclusive to me. The last time I shot someone in the head "accidentally" with my gun, I also threw him out of the car because I was "careless". Wake up.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

lecithin (745575) | about 6 years ago | (#24826907)

Kaloi Akhilgov is an attorney BTW. I can't remember a time when I heard one tell the truth so soon after something happened.

spin doctors at work (1)

MoFoQ (584566) | about 6 years ago | (#24827115)

"shooting injury to the head"...to me...that's an execution.
u know...like that infamous video clip and photo from the vietnam war?

man....how far humanity has and hasn't come.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (3, Funny)

PC and Sony Fanboy (1248258) | about 6 years ago | (#24826749)

He was a terrorist! ... oh wait, in russia. not in the usa. *siiigh* ... My theories never work out.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Insightful)

tetromino (807969) | about 6 years ago | (#24826757)

You are correct. He was eliminated for his views on the Ingushetian provincial government - specifically, for his views on Ingushetia's governor Zyazikov, whose policies have brought the province to the brink (some say over the brink) of civil war. It is a great mystery just why the Kremlin continues to support Ingushetia's current administration.

Sometimes, the federal government has to give its support to a competent, but thuggish, local administration in order to restore order and peace (see Chechnya for an example). But if the thuggish local administration is failing to do its job, why the hell is it still being propped up?

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (4, Funny)

LurkerXXX (667952) | about 6 years ago | (#24826803)

Maybe the police officer's was Dick Cheney's evil Russian twin. You know, accidently shooting folks in the head ;)

Ahh, what am I thinking, Dick Cheney IS the evil twin.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (0)

narcberry (1328009) | about 6 years ago | (#24826831)

In Soviet Russia cops shoot you.

If you don't mod that up, how about...

Creationists are dumb.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (2, Interesting)

exley (221867) | about 6 years ago | (#24826929)

Wow, this is the only "in Soviet Russia" joke I see right now, and it showed up about a half hour after the story was posted. Does this indicate progress for Slashdot or Slashdot's further decline?

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (3, Funny)

DrMrLordX (559371) | about 6 years ago | (#24827025)

IN SOVIET RUSSIA, further decline indicates YOU!

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

registrar (1220876) | about 6 years ago | (#24826851)

this still doesn't automatically mean he was "eliminated" for his views on the Russian government.

Until the Russian government can demonstrate rather a lot more trustworthiness, there is no reason to assume that they have departed from their former ways. (Though it's more likely he was eliminated for his website than his views.)

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

hedwards (940851) | about 6 years ago | (#24826935)

Quite so, the Russian police have a very bad track record when it comes to investigating the deaths of those who are opposed to them. That doesn't necessarily mean corruption, but corruption wouldn't hurt.

Considering the spy poisoning from last year, the paranoia about the missile screen in Poland and the lack of proper adherence to the Georgian cease fire, I'm not sure it's reasonable to give them too much benefit of the doubt.

Especially when so many of their statements are just outright bunk.

But, it's hard to say what exactly happened, the reports might be accurate. He may very well have tried to escape fearing for his life. Or it could just be the sort of thing which used to happen in the US fairly regularly where he was given a chance to escape so they could shoot him to death.

look to the past (5, Insightful)

Quila (201335) | about 6 years ago | (#24826885)

If you heard a report back in 2000 that Saddam Hussein had had yet another person killed, you'd think it was just par for the course. If rumor was that Bush allowed another fat-cat single-source contracting deal with his friends, you'd think it was probably true. Why? Because it falls in with that person's modus operandi.

Putin's Russia has been a very dangerous place for anyone who has opposed him, or even tried to investigate what was happening under him. Many are dead, exiled or in jail. So while I won't automatically put this in the "It's true" category, it does belong firmly in "Most likely true."

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

urcreepyneighbor (1171755) | about 6 years ago | (#24826891)

But this still doesn't automatically mean he was "eliminated" for his views on the Russian government.

How dare you not believe every rambling, kooky conspiracy theory on the net! Remember: any time something bad happens to a loudmouth, it's because Bush, Putin or Butin* ordered it!

* Butin = Bush & Putin's secret love child. Weekly World News had pictures of him. He's dating Bat Boy.

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826905)

He was shot in the temple, you know "execution style".

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826949)

Amazing.

Police raid in Minnesota? Draws immediate comment of "FUCK THE POLICE" that gets modded +5 Insightful.

Opponent of a buddy of Czar Putin is shot and killed while in police custody and first comment is "Don't jump to conclusions."

Re:Don't jump to conclusions (1)

billcopc (196330) | about 6 years ago | (#24827027)

But I've got this Jump To Conclusions mat that's so much fun to play!

Conspiracy or not, the guy probably wouldn't be dead if the cops hadn't arrested him. That's a big blunder for the already tense environment over there. It doesn't really matter who shot, what matters is WHERE the guy was when he was shot. If you're in police custody and they fail to ensure your safety, that's really bad!

Same old Russia (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826637)

The new Russia seems very similar to the old Russia.

Re:Same old Russia (3, Insightful)

Doctor_Jest (688315) | about 6 years ago | (#24826715)

Indeed. Why are we giving these twits money again?

They are a third world nation with first world aspirations, but they can't seem to get it right. How long before we get back to the old USSR? I'd guess sooner rather than later. Problem this time is, the US and Europe aren't going to let Russia roll their tanks into every Eastern European nation bulldozing their people into submission. Fool us once...

Re:Same old Russia (2, Insightful)

Crazy Taco (1083423) | about 6 years ago | (#24826849)

Problem this time is, the US and Europe aren't going to let Russia roll their tanks into every Eastern European nation bulldozing their people into submission.

I have not in my lifetime seen any amount of guts displayed by the Europeans (or at least the Western ones) over any issue whatsoever. There is absolutely nothing that would lead me (or the Russians) to believe for a second that they would stand up and do anything of consequence. Hitler himself could reincarnate, and Europe would do the Neville Chamberlain thing all over again. And as for us in the US, I don't know that we'd really fight Russia over an Eastern European country. Just look what we did when the Russians rolled their tanks into Georgia. Still though, I suppose we sent aid and a few diplomats, military advisors and some military hardware. That's more than the rest of the Europeans did, as usual (and we also had the excuse of already being in two other wars).

Note: I'm not saying we shouldn't fight for those Eastern European countries, just that it's exceedingly unlikely anyone would. Which leads me to ask the biological origin question that I know everyone is wondering about: do the Europeans have the same evolutionary line as the rest of the world? Observational evidence so far would make it appear that they're invertebrates...

Re:Same old Russia (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24827095)

Western Europe spent several centuries in warfare. Now they're [mostly] pacifists. So what? Do you spend your off-hours telling Quakers that they're pussies?

The world is better off with fewer aggressors, plain and simple.

Same old Europe. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826853)

The EU intends to do exactly that; sacrifice every eastern European nation so they don't access to oil and gas.

Re:Same old Russia (4, Insightful)

dgatwood (11270) | about 6 years ago | (#24826859)

Problem this time is, the US and Europe aren't going to let Russia roll their tanks into every Eastern European nation bulldozing their people into submission.

Of course we will. You don't see any U.S. peacekeepers on their way to Georgia, do you? Well, except maybe for the other Georgia just in case the hurricane goes four or five hundred miles to the east before it makes landfall, that is.... :-)

Okay, to be fair, if they start to encroach on Georgia's oil fields, the U.S. might get involved. The rest of those former Soviet states, though---the ones who aren't sitting on oil---I think it's safe to say they're on their own. I'm not saying it's right; I'm just saying that if you think the current U.S. government is going to lift a finger to help anybody without it being for their own significant political gain, you've clearly been living under a rock the last eight years.

Bush Presidency Countdown Clock [about.com]

Fool me... you can't get fooled again....

Re:Same old Russia (-1, Flamebait)

Crazy Taco (1083423) | about 6 years ago | (#24826937)

I'm not saying it's right; I'm just saying that if you think the current U.S. government is going to lift a finger to help anybody without it being for their own significant political gain, you've clearly been living under a rock the last eight years. Bush Presidency Countdown Clock

I find it odd that you would say we won't lift a finger to help anybody unless it gives someone significant political gain, and you then post a Bush countdown clock. If anyone was likely to get into a war that didn't help them politically, it was Bush. Some would argue he thought it would help him politically, but I don't think so... He said multiple times when we first went into Iraq that it would be a long war, and historically it's clear that long wars are always negative politically. Vietnam, anyone?

Whether he was ultimately right or wrong on Iraq, I really think he went in at the beginning because he thought it was the right thing to do, and not because he thought it would get him political points. Again, I'm not saying he was right... just that he did it BECAUSE he thought it was right, rather than any other reason.

You want to talk about us not lifting a finger unless it's politically expedient, just wait till you see the Obama presidency, if it happens. And this isn't a flame or a troll, more just an observation that we would probably have to lose our OWN state of Georgia to someone before Obama would do more than talk. And even then I'm not so sure...

Re:Same old Russia (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24827071)

You want to talk about us not lifting a finger unless it's politically expedient, just wait till you see the Obama presidency, if it happens. And this isn't a flame or a troll, more just an observation that we would probably have to lose our OWN state of Georgia to someone before Obama would do more than talk. And even then I'm not so sure...

Uh oh. You done smeared the Obamessiah.

Word of advice... don't get in any cars with Obama bumper-stickers unless you've got a hard head or a Kevlar helmet.

Re:Same old Russia (1)

tetromino (807969) | about 6 years ago | (#24826921)

Please explain WTF does the murder of a provincial governor's critic has to do with Russian tanks in Eastern Europe? Your argument is sort of like saying that a lynching in some Deep South hellhole will lead to a US invasion of Canada.

Re:Same old Russia (1)

dgatwood (11270) | about 6 years ago | (#24827053)

Was the lynched person critical of the Bush administration's energy policy? If so, Canada having oil and all....

I can see it now. The next day, Bush sends an email to Stephen Harper that says simply, "You're next." A week later, there's a news story that says the Bush administration suspects terrorists are being harbored in Canada and allowed to enter the U.S. across unprotected parts of the border without any challenge from Canadian authorities. Three weeks later, the U.S. has troops in Winnipeg. Apparently Bush thought it was the capital city. Either that or he figured nobody lived in North Dakota, so he could invade and no one would notice. Hard to say which.

Upon his capture, the Canadian prime minister notes that the Canadian prisoners are Americans, too, being from North America and all, and that they therefore cannot be jailed without trial as enemy combatants. The Supreme Court reluctantly agrees. The various political leaders are subsequently tried, found to be almost as clueless as their American counterparts---but still not guilty, per se---and then released.

Six months and eighteen billion dollars later, the U.S. soldiers return home in defeat after being successfully sued in Canadian courts for not painting their Humvee signage in both English and French.

Am I close?

Re:Same old Russia (1)

supernova_hq (1014429) | about 6 years ago | (#24827117)

True, the states will probably start watching all Russian, keeping tabs on them, recording serial numbers, seizing the laptops of the owners, etc, etc.

Then the next thing you know, the Russians will drive a jeep in instead!

Pulp fiction (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826639)

Oh man, I shot marvin in the face...

Re:Pulp fiction (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826729)

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Dead Nigger Storage Inc is publicly traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol DEDNIG.

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Originally run from Jimmie and Bonnie Dimmick's garage, the business' growth rate within the first few months of operating forced them into a rethink. In 1998, the Dimmicks purchased Monster Joe's Truck and Tow in Downtown Los Angeles, which has remained their base of operations to this day.

With the catchy friendly slogan of "Storing Dead Niggers is our business" Dead Nigger Storage Inc remains a market leader at the forefront of ethnic minority storage, despite the recent upsurge in the market for companies such as Jews on Ice and the Cracker Barrel.

Very recently, Dead Nigger Storage Inc has expanded into a chain with several branches outside of the United States. Though each branch outside the USA are largely similar to their American counterparts, most customers note a handful of "little differences". For example, in America one can store a decapitated Nigerian. In the Paris branch, however, one stores un Nigirié guillotin. In general, dead niggers are still called dead niggers, but over there they're called les dead niggers.

Traditional Methods of Storing Dead Niggers

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Many individuals have struggled with the issue of dead nigger storage, including Jefferson Davis and John C. Calhoun who favoured the time-attested methodology of dry suspension, a technique that preserved by hanging them in carefully controlled environments for up to 21 days.

Other techniques utilised include smoking, often over specially constructed firepits or pyres. Although this often provides a more pleasurable flavour and aroma, it often led to a complete burning of the subject.

Pulverization is often utilised, either through the use of sticks, or in more extreme case through "dragging", a technique thought to include a pick-up truck. Another practice designed to aid tenderization is referred to as "curbstomping".

Paging Yakov Smirnoff (1)

Apple Acolyte (517892) | about 6 years ago | (#24826649)

Slashdot is calling!

Re:Paging Yakov Smirnoff (4, Funny)

iminplaya (723125) | about 6 years ago | (#24826685)

"You have such nice things in the U.S...like warning shots!"

Re:Paging Yakov Smirnoff (1)

dgatwood (11270) | about 6 years ago | (#24826909)

"In Soviet Russia, government changes you."

Oh yeah, happens all the time (1)

mrbah (844007) | about 6 years ago | (#24826661)

"Along the way, a shot was involuntarily fired from a policeman's gun and the bullet hit Yevloyev's head"

And wouldn't you know it, all his friends and family accidentally car bombed themselves.

Good thing he wasn't in... (2, Insightful)

FooGoo (98336) | about 6 years ago | (#24826667)

Minneapolis.

Re:Good thing he wasn't in... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826763)

yeah, looks like the police are bashing doors down of possible subversives in Minneapolis. Thank god we are slighlty less storm trooperish here than in Russia.

Re:Good thing he wasn't in... (2, Insightful)

Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) | about 6 years ago | (#24826839)

Thank god we are slighlty less storm trooperish here than in Russia.....for now

Re:Good thing he wasn't in... (1)

plasmacutter (901737) | about 6 years ago | (#24827003)

someone's never heard about the massacres in the 60's.

Re:Good thing he wasn't in... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826965)

Umm.. good thing this didn't happen in America or the shooter would've been skinned alive.

'The shooting injury' (4, Insightful)

roman_mir (125474) | about 6 years ago | (#24826683)

Realize that Magomed was shot in the temple, that's a guaranteed way to kill someone. It was no accident, it was premeditated.

Re:'The shooting injury' (1)

glitch23 (557124) | about 6 years ago | (#24826785)

Realize that Magomed was shot in the temple, that's a guaranteed way to kill someone. It was no accident, it was premeditated.

Premeditation is not the opposite of accidental. Being shot in the temple just implies that it was an execution and on purpose. In this case it probably was premeditated as well but a murder on purpose isn't always premeditated. An example would be a crime of passion where an argument got out of hand and person A killed person B on a whim. Fighting someone with a gun and it going off and killing the other person would be accidental. That also turns it into manslaughter.

Re:'The shooting injury' (4, Interesting)

roman_mir (125474) | about 6 years ago | (#24826873)

Magomed was arrested by some police forces of Nazran (capital of republic Ingushetia, Russia), he was taken away by a number of people, there were multiple police cars who participated in arrest. Later Magomed was found shot in the temple. The arrest was made after Magomed got off of an airplane. The airplane had president of Ingushetia, Murat Ziazikov on it as well. There was a group of cars belonging to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic in the airport, Magomed was arrested and put into one of the cars, half of the group has left and after this Magomed was killed. People were expecting him to get off the airplane and then killed him. Given the kind of people we are talking about, this was a premeditated murder.

Re:'The shooting injury' (2, Interesting)

plasmacutter (901737) | about 6 years ago | (#24826845)

the temple houses the reason center of the brain, the guaranteed kill is actually behind the ear, where the primitive autonomic systems rest.

News for Nerds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826687)

Surely something else interesting happened today.

Re:News for Nerds? (1)

meist3r (1061628) | about 6 years ago | (#24826725)

It's 7am Monday morning, this happened last week. I think one geek is up early before anything else starts happening THIS week. In other words: Shut up.

It was an accident (5, Funny)

Zerth (26112) | about 6 years ago | (#24826695)

The officer just tended to emphasize things by pointing his pistol and the roads around there are very bumpy. Complete and unfortunant chance. Could happen to anybody.

Haven't you ever seen Pulp Fiction?

Re:It was an accident (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826847)

Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face!

Re:It was an accident (4, Funny)

joetheappleguy (865543) | about 6 years ago | (#24826855)

"Did you see a sign out in front of my house that said 'Dead Ivan Storage?'"

GOP Nazis (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826705)

I will be damned if my anti-GOP Web site goes down. Shoot me and in return my movement gets strengthen.

Re:GOP Nazis (1)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | about 6 years ago | (#24827069)

Shoot you and another AC takes your place. You're agent Smits brother, aren't you?

This wouldn't have happened (1)

Homer's Donuts (838704) | about 6 years ago | (#24826747)

If Obama was president.

Re:This wouldn't have happened (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826779)

If Obama were President.

There, fixed that for ya.

Re:This wouldn't have happened (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24827109)

Wow. A grammar troll that actually understands the subjunctive mood in English. Didn't I read that this would be one of the signs of the apocalypse? The capitalization, sure, that's an easy one, but subjunctive mood is screwed up with such regularity that I'd almost given up hope for anything remotely resembling proper English around here....

:-D

Re:This wouldn't have happened (0)

Crazy Taco (1083423) | about 6 years ago | (#24826953)

This wouldn't have happened... If Obama was president.

WAHAHHA! Mod parent Funny!! HILARIOUS++;

Why the irrelevant factoid... (4, Interesting)

mvdwege (243851) | about 6 years ago | (#24826777)

Why is it relevant that Ingushetiya is mostly Muslim? What does that irrelevant factoid have to do with this news?

The only thing that I fear it is relevant for, is for the inevitable Kremlin propaganda offensive to paint themselves as defenders against the Muslim barbarians. A tactic that worked very well to get the Chechnyan separatists out of the Western news and gave Russia a free hand to do whatever they wanted in Chechnya.

Obligatory disclaimer: the Chechnyan separatists were bastards. That does not wipe out the strong suspicion that Russia played on fears of Muslim terrorism in the West for propaganda purposes.

Mart

Re:Why the irrelevant factoid... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24827105)

It's a highly relevant detail.

It means instead of the Russian government eliminating some anti-Kremlin "protestor", they took out a bomb planting ululating jackass. It means that this guy died by the very sword he claimed to live by. It means I went from alarm at the overt maneuver to an absolute inability to care.

This tiny detail means everything. It takes it from the realm of political dissident into a matter of national security. In case you have been living under a rock for the past several hundred years, and especially the last 7 or so, Muslim's don't seem to have much conscience about killing non-Muslims. They even go so far as to make elaborate plans for it.

Now, excuse me, I have to go dance to Another One Bites the Dust in celebration.

global warming (1, Funny)

timmarhy (659436) | about 6 years ago | (#24826787)

some how i just know this is global warmings fault. monsanto probably had a hand in it as well.

In russia... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826841)

The police shoot YOU!

Oh wait...

*BSD is Dying (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826863)

It is now official. Netcraft confirms: *BSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin [amazingkreskin.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dying

New Tag (1)

religious freak (1005821) | about 6 years ago | (#24826871)

backtotheussr

In Soviet Russia... (4, Funny)

caywen (942955) | about 6 years ago | (#24826889)

Oh wait, never mind.

Re:In Soviet Russia... (1)

ari wins (1016630) | about 6 years ago | (#24827107)

Saying this in an actual story about Soviet Russia is like driving a Volkswagon in Jersualem. Sure, it may not seem like a bad idea to you, but boy you are going to seriously piss some old-timers off!

Russia (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24826943)

I love Russia, that's example of a country doing things right!

they are baaaaaack! (4, Insightful)

Locutus (9039) | about 6 years ago | (#24826969)

There was Putin and his public dislike of all things US. The radioactive poisoning. Some FBI link to a SPAMMER inside of Russia but Putins government would not let US prosecutors go after them. The election where Putin creates a seat so he's still on top. More anti-US rhetoric. And more recently the Georgia incident where Putin is the one in the press on the first and second day. After that it is the acting President but it was pretty obvious Putin is da man.

Now a hole in the head of a webmaster while INSIDE a Police car. It all sounds like the old USSR and KGB era tactics to me. Well, it was good for some while it lasted. IMO

LoB

Now what are the Reaganites going to say.. (2, Interesting)

plasmacutter (901737) | about 6 years ago | (#24827037)

There was Putin and his public dislike of all things US. The radioactive poisoning. Some FBI link to a SPAMMER inside of Russia but Putins government would not let US prosecutors go after them. The election where Putin creates a seat so he's still on top. More anti-US rhetoric. And more recently the Georgia incident where Putin is the one in the press on the first and second day. After that it is the acting President but it was pretty obvious Putin is da man.

Now a hole in the head of a webmaster while INSIDE a Police car. It all sounds like the old USSR and KGB era tactics to me. Well, it was good for some while it lasted. IMO

LoB

This kind of puts the damper on the whole "won the cold war for us" rhetoric..

now i guess it's "sprayed air-freshener over the diaper pail that was communist russia and claimed to his wife he had emptied it"

Democracy and the Russians.. (2, Insightful)

houbou (1097327) | about 6 years ago | (#24826999)

Well, we should count ourselves lucky that we have free speech. Obviously, the poor bastard who was running that Anti-Kremlin website, is now going to be a martyr to the cause of free speech, being a casualty of it.

I feel for those russians who know there is a better way of life, but are stuck in this transitory stage where many of them are forced to co-exist with the "old school" russian way of thinking.

Anyways, it is always sad to read news such as this.

Re:Democracy and the Russians.. (1)

tetromino (807969) | about 6 years ago | (#24827039)

Correction: an anti-Magas [wikipedia.org] website. not anti-Kremlin website.

Re:Democracy and the Russians.. (1)

plasmacutter (901737) | about 6 years ago | (#24827075)

should count ourselves lucky that we have free speech

just because people aren't executed so obviously for speaking out doesn't mean we have free speech in the US.

The other way of looking at it is capitalism has produced "smarter" information management.

Nothing more perfect than pointing at some authoritarian state's propaganda, and claiming privately owned media is any less bias.

Nothing more perfect than claiming these things are secure because they're encoded in our constitution, then finding and abusing http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=949457&cid=24824391 [slashdot.org] >loopholes which allow you not only to dispose of nare-do-wells, but get the public to applaud you for doing so.

Then of course, there's nothing more perfect than using competition to produce the finest behavioral and psych analysis money can buy to select only those who possess the will to act, or charisma to compel others to act, and leave the rest be in order to claim "no we don't suppress expression"

The Bear will always be The Bear (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24827011)

The Bear does things like shut off natural gas to Poland in the middle of the winter.

The Bear does things like shoot you (it's easier than shipping you to North Central Asia to build log bridges).

The Bear does things like running anti-aircraft artillery exercises during which they state that the target areas were the spaces between the aircraft flying the Berlin Airlift.

The Bear (or whatever local bumpkin minion) doesn't always think before acting (or thinks initiative might be rewarded). That's how KAL 007 got shot down: somebody finally decided they didn't want to take the heat for the thing being in the wrong place because SOMEbody was going to take the fall for it...

where are the apologists? (4, Interesting)

circletimessquare (444983) | about 6 years ago | (#24827085)

those who say invading georgia is like the usa invading iraq?

where are those who say russia's invasion of georgia is the usa's fault?

it's all morally relative, right? we have to let russia do anything they damn well please, because the usa did something bad once, right?

i have a crazy idea: why can't we condemn them both?

why can't you condemn the usa, AND condemn russia?

given that, with all of the vitriol some of you found to fling at washington dc in recent years, why can't you fling some of that now at moscow?

or do crimes of war only stick to the west?

are you motivated by principles? or some weird geopolitical vendetta? (and therefore, part of the problem)

if you are motivation by principles, you must condemn russia now as hard as you condemn the usa

fight imperialism, wherever the fount

In Soviet Russia (1)

ben2umbc (1090351) | about 6 years ago | (#24827135)

In Soviet Russia, police don't kill people, guns do.
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