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John McAfee Launches Blog, Offers $25K Reward For "Real Killers"

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the on-the-run dept.

Crime 377

An anonymous reader writes "The IT security pioneer John McAfee has launched a blog to document his life on the lam, as Belize police chase him down for suspicion of killing a neighbor. McAfee is using the blog to state his case, raise suspicions about Belize authorities and to offer a $25K reward to find the real killer or killers. From the article: 'McAfee writes that he is on run with a 20-year-old female named Sam, photos of whom are in the blog, along with a post from her. McAfee says a handful of friends and associates have been rounded up by police over the past week or so. His posts are filled with dramatic descriptions of his actions (including returning to his home in disguise to find police digging up his dead dogs and cutting off their heads) and lay bare his suspicions about Belize authorities. '"

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IANAL, but (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027565)

pleading (temporary) insanity much?

Re:IANAL, but (3, Funny)

jhoegl (638955) | about 2 years ago | (#42027891)

You cant be insane after the fact. hehehe.
Rich people are so entertaining. Perhaps if this happened more, where rich on rich crime and lunacy to follow, it would be worth paying more taxes.

Re:IANAL, but (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 2 years ago | (#42027917)

I think McAfee's probably right.

There's a bit of a witch-hunt going on.

Re:IANAL, but (4, Insightful)

multicoregeneral (2618207) | about 2 years ago | (#42028189)

Yeah, but it should be obvious to anyone who travels to or decides to live in a third world country that you just don't fuck with the the management. Look, it sucks, but these people have absolute power, and very little accountability. Third world countries are often corrupt, and the last thing you want to do is paint a target on your forehead. No telling if McAfee is behind it or not, but any way you look at it... he's pissed somebody off.

Or, the other possibility is that he's a crazy old man, and all of this is in his head.

None of the outcomes here are good.

Re:IANAL, but (1, Funny)

Jetra (2622687) | about 2 years ago | (#42027987)

I would be very surprised if he has more than a single million. His program was trash and it took up sheet-tons of CPU. It couldn't even protect from the common cold.

Re:IANAL, but (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028103)

Since when does any of that matter!

People (read: upper management) buy insanely expensive software that sucks every day. A product like McAfee isn't popular because customers like it on the individual level, it's popular because it's sold via buzzwords at the enterprise level.

See also: any IBM software (rapsody, clearcase, clearquest, ..) and SAP

Ironically the guys who put care and effort into their software are the ones struggling, while the folks who put most of their budget into marketting are making a fortune selling junk that barely works.

Re:IANAL, but (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027995)

That is if he gets the chance to get arrested. I'm guessing that his craziness is going to start ticking off the gang leaders he claims to have recruited. Gangs know how to deal with a rabid dog. At some point they are going to question what kind of liability he is if he gets arrested or becomes desperate.

Bump (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027567)

Bump

limkerickz (5, Funny)

alphatel (1450715) | about 2 years ago | (#42027571)

There once was a man from Belize
Who neglected his bribery fees
Accused of a murder
He became a sheepherder
Fighting for refugees!

Haiku (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027685)

Programmer named John
Millionaire! Where does he live?
Mud hut with no lawn

Re:limkerickz (3, Funny)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 2 years ago | (#42027815)

Also he's a drug addict. That probably rhymes with some stuff but I'm lazy, lol.

Re:limkerickz (4, Funny)

mcgrew (92797) | about 2 years ago | (#42028237)

There once was a man from Belize
Who neglected his bribery fees
Accused of a murder
He became a sheepherder
Fighting for refugees!

-Myanmar Shave

I think I know who did it (5, Funny)

pr0nbot (313417) | about 2 years ago | (#42027593)

Hans Reiser?

Re:I think I know who did it (1)

multicoregeneral (2618207) | about 2 years ago | (#42028203)

Egad! It all makes sense now.

You'd think with his money, he could... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027601)

Get a better looking woman.

Seriously, not even slightly attractive.

Re:You'd think with his money, he could... (5, Insightful)

somersault (912633) | about 2 years ago | (#42027717)

She looks okay to me, kinda cute. As long as someone is at least average in looks, their personality counts for a lot more in the end. There have been women that I don't consider that attractive, that start looking more attractive once I get to know them. Then there have been women who I initially find attractive, that just repulse me once I get to know them.

Re:You'd think with his money, he could... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027885)

Man you talk to a lot of women. You must have a good job because that gets expensive at 2.99 a minute.

Re:You'd think with his money, he could... (1)

gatesstillborg (2633899) | about 2 years ago | (#42027923)

Agreed. It really comes form inside. And some of the "attractive" ones start to look ugly after a while! :)

Re:You'd think with his money, he could... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027999)

I agree. As far as looks go, once a woman meets a certain standard, it doesn't matter how far above your standard she is.

Manssiere! (1)

Thud457 (234763) | about 2 years ago | (#42028185)

John McAfee is the bass man [whoismcafee.com] !

Re:You'd think with his money, he could... (1)

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) | about 2 years ago | (#42028235)

Yes, a kind heart and sense of humour go a long, long way. Some of the hard bitten faux-cynical beauties I've met get a lot less attractive after they open their mouths.

Re:You'd think with his money, he could... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028035)

I didn't think she was too bad, then I realised I was looking at the dog. But when you're batshit insane, you take what you can get. Plus I don't believe he's that rich, he made spectacularly bad investments [celebritynetworth.com] , and probably has less than a couple of million left now.

Re:You'd think with his money, he could... (1)

larry bagina (561269) | about 2 years ago | (#42028059)

all cats look the same in the dark.

Delusional (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027617)

This guy is seriously delusional. I wonder if the companion is along for the ride or a captive.

Re:Delusional (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027787)

He's my hero and inspiration! When I grow up I want to be like him whatever he did or did not do! :)
Well....I'd rather have a better looking woman...or perhaps a few better looking women ...

Re:Delusional (1)

multicoregeneral (2618207) | about 2 years ago | (#42028215)

Who knows, maybe she's a lot better looking in person?

Paranoid (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about 2 years ago | (#42027847)

He's been "experimenting" with these so-called "bath salts" and God knows what else...

Itâ(TM)s no wonder heâ(TM)s paranoid and possibly delusional. Thereâ(TM)s a big difference between weed and these laboratory chemicals, and things like âoebath saltsâ and âoespiceâ.

Re:Delusional (5, Funny)

firex726 (1188453) | about 2 years ago | (#42027989)

> It looks like you're about to run out of your meds!
> Renew your prescription now and receive two years of protection for only $99!

Re:Delusional (1)

mk1004 (2488060) | about 2 years ago | (#42028075)

Find the real killers? Cue the white Ford Bronco. She can drive.

Danger Signs (5, Interesting)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about 2 years ago | (#42027619)

When you start defending yourself with the same phrases as OJ Simpson, you might be on the wrong side of the law. Looking for the real killer...

Re:Danger Signs (4, Insightful)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 2 years ago | (#42027839)

I thought OJ was acquitted.

Re:Danger Signs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027961)

yes, but here is still in jail. but we need to break him out so he can help find the "real killer"

Re:Danger Signs (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about 2 years ago | (#42028161)

I think he probably knows if he is innocent or not. And using similar language to (likely) killers is not a really good reason to be suspicious that someone is a killer. The fact that the police are looking for him and he's on the run is about a million times more suspicious than the fact that he says he's looking for the real killers.

Re:Danger Signs (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about 2 years ago | (#42028195)

. . . and the slow speed police car chase is unfolding on the Internet, and not on the road.

What amusing times we live in . . . how can CNN cover this live . . . ?

Bath salts (3, Insightful)

jtownatpunk.net (245670) | about 2 years ago | (#42027621)

That is all.

Re:Bath salts (3)

mister_playboy (1474163) | about 2 years ago | (#42027683)

You forgot the "purified" and "anally administered" parts.

Re:Bath salts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027701)

Yeah I suspect he may be exaggerating things in a way that is consistent with the effects of bath salts.

If he is so confident in his innocence (1)

Hentes (2461350) | about 2 years ago | (#42027647)

He should defend himself in court.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (3, Insightful)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 2 years ago | (#42027721)

He should defend himself in court.

I'm guessing things look a little different when it's oneself being falsely accused, even without taking into account whatever level of corruption is perceived in the local judiciary.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (2)

gstoddart (321705) | about 2 years ago | (#42027959)

I'm guessing things look a little different when it's oneself being falsely accused, even without taking into account whatever level of corruption is perceived in the local judiciary.

That, of course, presumes he's actually being falsely accused.

I honestly haven't seen enough evidence to sway me either way -- and it's not like people haven't gone to elaborate lengths to deny criminal charges.

So far we have the official version, and his version. I don't doubt the possibility of corrupt police and false charges -- but I can't exclude the possibility that he did it as well.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (1)

timeOday (582209) | about 2 years ago | (#42028117)

You are taking his story at face value? Listen to his blog:

"She has also helped me evade detection by grabbing me and kissing me, in public, in a fashion that causes passerby's to feel embarrassment at the thought of staring and by creating emotional scenes that cause the curious to momentarily forget what they were looking for," he wrote. "She is acutely aware of her surroundings and is as street smart as a sober hobo."

I think he is delusional. That's not to say he can't evade the authorities in Belize for a while, but to what end?

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027723)

That's less of an option in countries where the government is unusually corrupt.

I wanted to just say 'corrupt' but I'm pretty sure most governments meet the criteria for corrupt. -_-

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027749)

The trial would only last 30 days.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027875)

i see what you did there

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027751)

You seem quite confident in Belize's court system.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027761)

but he doesn't want to be in any court in Belize because he feels they're beyond corruption

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027775)

Yeah, that worked well for OJ.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027809)

I'd imagine that the idea of him spending 6 months in jail prior to the trial even commencing and being remanded nightly to his cell is one of the more overwhelming considerations for him to not turn himself in, rather than his desire for vindication.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027827)

Have you ever been detained pre-trial in a third-world prison?

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (2)

demonbug (309515) | about 2 years ago | (#42028181)

Have you ever been detained pre-trial in a third-world prison?

Well, you kind of have to expect that possibility when you flee first world countries to avoid lawsuits/prison (the reason Mcaffee is in Belize in the first place).

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027865)

Which court?

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027979)

I don't believe he's even been charged with the crime yet; he's simply wanted for questioning.

Re:If he is so confident in his innocence (2)

Fallen Kell (165468) | about 2 years ago | (#42028025)

Someone is not up on his current police terminology. "Person of interest" is what used to be called "prime suspect". The reason for the change is that the courts in recent years have held that by pre-labling people "prime suspects" you give the lawyers a chance to show that police had already made up their minds as to who the guilty party was and ignored everyone else.

Somethings amiss.... (2, Funny)

mark-t (151149) | about 2 years ago | (#42027711)

Unless a person is being framed, an innocent person has no reason to flee law enforcement because they are suspected of a crime.

All running does is increase the perception that the person is guilty.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027747)

Say that when you feel that the likely course of action from a judiciary is a bullet to the head.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (2)

operagost (62405) | about 2 years ago | (#42027795)

This is Belize.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about 2 years ago | (#42028123)

That does not mean this burned out fool did not commit this crime. Read his blog, he is off his nut.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (5, Insightful)

coolsnowmen (695297) | about 2 years ago | (#42027977)

I used to believe this, until, in the US, Guantanamo bay was setup, and people were rounded up and jailed with out charges for years.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (2)

firex726 (1188453) | about 2 years ago | (#42028005)

Or unless their have a fear that they wont get a fair trial as the government is corrupt.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (2)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 2 years ago | (#42028013)

That depends if they trust in the law enforcement to accurately determine the events and honestly uphold the law. If the suspect believes the police are either incomperent, corrupt or vindictive then they do have a very strong reason to flee. If only to get out of the country and into one where they have enough trust in law enforcement to turn themselves in.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (2)

gl4ss (559668) | about 2 years ago | (#42028057)

Unless a person is being framed, an innocent person has no reason to flee law enforcement because they are suspected of a crime.

All running does is increase the perception that the person is guilty.

well, he is claiming that belize police is framing him, due to not being bribed properly(and due to things between him and the police escalating). the police may very well originally thought that he was doing something mildly illegal, everyone is if you look at things the "right" way, so he should have paid up.
as a consequence he was busted in a fashion that would lead the local police into very bad light if it was done without reason - and he didn't get charged. this left the local police with a serious problem.

so if he had free reign to pursue justice from the bust then the local police would be fucked in some levels, so it's not that far fetched action for the cops to escalate things further. I mean, why would the local cops assume that anyone would care for some has been businessman just because his name is McAfee? had he been some pipe salesman then international press wouldn't give a flying fuck but as it is his adventure is being reported even in Finland. so politics wise things haven't been going nicely for either McAfee or the local cops(who officially according to reports only want to 'question' him anyways.. which I suppose means there's no arrest warrant, international or local).

Which does leave the question though who killed the victim and why? who the fuck was he?
The lesson to take home here is: don't relocate to Belize.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about 2 years ago | (#42028221)

Why exactly are you taking his claims at face value?

I think the real lesson here is to not spend your life jamming bath salts in your ass. Then you can avoid ending up a burn out wanted for murder.

Re:Somethings amiss.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028193)

Dis Assange say that too?

Five stars! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027731)

This is by far the most entertaining, hilarious, and amazing drug-paranoia fueled blog I have ever read.

I wonder how long before he starts sharing his secret formulas with the world and showing pictures of him kestering his product.

I'll do it for free under one condition. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027733)

Under the condition that he personally removes the crap bloatware bearing his name from every corporate machine in the world and never authors software again then I'll gear up like Dog the bounty hunter and locate the murderer for him. Or just wait for him to confess he did it. Either way.

This is what I don't understand (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027755)

If Belize is out for his head, why not just GET THE FUCK OUTTA THERE? Why the hell is this idiot still hanging around?

Re:This is what I don't understand (5, Insightful)

jeffmeden (135043) | about 2 years ago | (#42027871)

If Belize is out for his head, why not just GET THE FUCK OUTTA THERE? Why the hell is this idiot still hanging around?

You would think that $25000 would be enough to grease the palms of the Mexican border guards, or hell just pay some drug runners to smuggle him to the US with their next shipment; if he is really being targeted and persecuted in Belize, the risk seems bearable.

And let this be a lesson for ya, it's all fun and games moving with your millions to a Caribbean tax shelter, until the local [cartel,corrupt police,militias, kidnappers, etc] come for you. Why not just keep your millions stateside, pay your taxes like a good boy, and get old and fat without these kinds of worries? Was there not enough suspense in that option?

Re:This is what I don't understand (1)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | about 2 years ago | (#42028097)

i mean really why not go to a European tax shelter, Monaco, Switzerland, or other such place. the government is slightly less corrupt and you are less likely to be framed for forgetting to pay the local police chief off.

Re:This is what I don't understand (2)

jemenake (595948) | about 2 years ago | (#42028163)

And let this be a lesson for ya, it's all fun and games moving with your millions to a Caribbean tax shelter, until the local [cartel,corrupt police,militias, kidnappers, etc] come for you. Why not just keep your millions stateside, pay your taxes like a good boy, and get old and fat without these kinds of worries? Was there not enough suspense in that option?

Exactly. This is the exact point of the "You Didn't Build That" speech (and the Elizabeth Warren one which gave rise to it). Try getting your Subway franchise or tanning salon off the ground when there are roving bands of thugs and rebels going up and down the unpaved roads. Once you buy your own security force, one could argue that you're out the same amount of money.

less crazee conspiracy theory right here: (1)

Thud457 (234763) | about 2 years ago | (#42028267)

And let this be a lesson for ya, it's all fun and games moving with your millions to a Caribbean tax shelter, until the local [cartel,corrupt police,militias, kidnappers, etc] come for you. Why not just keep your millions stateside, pay your taxes like a good boy, and get old and fat without these kinds of worries? Was there not enough suspense in that option?

this.

Proof this is just a black propaganda smear campaign by Obama against job creators.
Poor McAfee is just all too convenient fall guy.

Re:This is what I don't understand (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028179)

Because it's too hard to run drug labs or fuck underaged girls anywhere else.

Only 25k? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027759)

If it was really the hardened drug criminals he suspects, why does he think such a small chunk of change would get them to turn in their friends?

Maybe he should work with OJ Simpson (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027765)

Together they could find the real killers of Nicole Simpson AND Gregory Faull.

I tried to access it (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027767)

But my antivirus software totally flagged that site.

or more realistically (4, Insightful)

nimbius (983462) | about 2 years ago | (#42027781)

he and his 17 year old girlfriend are being chased around town by the cops for unlicensed drug manufacture, posession of an unlicensed firearm and suspicion of making crystal meth. Hes also wanted for questioning in the death of an american ex-patriot. hes not answering routine police questions and hes rambling on about secret plots to decapitate dead animals and collect his friends. John McAfee is a textbook example of drug-induced psychopathy.

of course, for those of us who doubled-up on our tinfoil this morning, belize isnt known as the most textbook of democratic states
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_Perceptions_Index [wikipedia.org]

Re:or more realistically (2)

Joehonkie (665142) | about 2 years ago | (#42027993)

Reading the blog is sounds like he is on the lam with his 20 year old girlfriend and has left the 17 year old one at the house.

Re:or more realistically (1)

greg1104 (461138) | about 2 years ago | (#42028293)

Actually the 17 year old girlfriend has been taking the bath salts, so she both thinks and looks as if she's aged 3 years in the last month.

Re:or more realistically (2)

19thNervousBreakdown (768619) | about 2 years ago | (#42028003)

Although it's certainly possible to be an ex-patriot, I think you mean expatriate [wikipedia.org] .

More rings in the circus (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027783)

How long until he tries to blame a broad conspiracy that involves US government agencies?

C'mon John lets get some A grade crazy up in this piece.

Easy Profit? (1)

ddxexex (1664191) | about 2 years ago | (#42027817)

So do we still get the $25,000 if it turns out he was the real killer?

OJ's gonna sue for copyright infringement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027831)

Speaking of OJ, has he found the real killer yet?

thrill junkie (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027867)

His blog is www.whoismcafee.com and it's just bizarre. Here's a sample:

I watched the police search my residence 7 times. At one point I got too close and was angrily ordered to go away. I did so while muttering “Pendejos!” loud enough for the officers to hear. Every search was allegedly performed in order to find me. On two occasions, however, the police carried large duffle type bags into the premises and left with the bags appearing nearly empty. Perhaps the bags contained their lunch and they ate while searching. Perhaps not.

On subsequent days using different disguises, I did the same general thing, one day selling tamales and burritos that I had purchased wholesale from a real vendor, on another pretending to be a drunk German tourist with a partially bandaged face and wearing speedo swimming trunks and a distasteful, oversized Hawaiian shirt and yelling loudly at anyone who would listen – “Leck mich um ausch!”. At 67 years of age it was quite a spectacle.

For a guy that thinks he's going to be falsely arrested by the Belize's prime minister's police minions, you'd think he'd want to just get out of the country. I can't imagine that it would be all that difficult. Yet, he keeps going back to his residence where he's most likely to arrested (Belize police must be idiots if this is all true) in these ludicrous disguises that just makes this whole story seem like a farce.

Re:thrill junkie (2)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 2 years ago | (#42028051)

Perhaps he really is fleeing the country, and is just posting those stories on the blog to misdirect the police into keeping their search local and divert their attention from his real location.

Re:thrill junkie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028207)

Perhaps he really is fleeing the country, and is just posting those stories on the blog to misdirect the police into keeping their search local and divert their attention from his real location.

His blog is irrelevant. It would more accurately reflect reality if he just piped /dev/random onto it.

Re:thrill junkie (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028257)

When I read that part of the blog I just couldn't help picturing Inspector Clouseau (Sellers, not Martin) in his various disguises.

I wonder if he pays any of those teenage girls to hide around his residence and then leap out at him by surprise and engage him in lengthy, slapstick hand to hand combat sequences?

Pool thier money (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027905)

Maybe he can OJ can pool their money and both catch the real killers...

I can hear it now..... (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 2 years ago | (#42027913)

"If it doesnt fit...... you MUST acquit!"

After I read McAfee's blog (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42027949)

I found that somehow, ReiserFS had been installed on my PC!

So where's a good place to live? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028009)

Getting bored with the US and the bullshit politics. Where's a good place to live?

I'd like someplace liberal (meaning individual liberty, not a welfare/transfer state) with strong property rights, equal rule of law, legal drugs/prostitution/etc, economic freedom, and full of white people. English-speaking is cool but I'll learn another language.

I guess Belize is out of the question. Eastern Europe? Scandanavia? ???

Oh the Irony... (5, Funny)

wernst (536414) | about 2 years ago | (#42028015)

I think it is a delicious irony that McAfee claims he may be the victim of a false-positive identification.

Just stop. (0)

macwhizkid (864124) | about 2 years ago | (#42028037)

I wish the tech media (/. included, though Gizmodo is the worst offender) would stop covering McAfee's latest antics. The guy clearly has some serious mental and legal issues and needs professional help. Enabling him by conducting interviews and real-time blog coverage isn't doing anyone any good (except for a few journalists who clearly have book deals pending).

I did not kill my wife (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028047)

I did not kill my wife

I don't care

Perception of law enforcement (5, Interesting)

the Dragonweaver (460267) | about 2 years ago | (#42028089)

I'm assuming that the vast majority of commenters are from the US, Canada, and western European countries where the rule of law is well understood and (mostly) enforced in a non-arbitrary manner. That's apt to color your reaction to a story such as this.

While I don't know the facts in this particular case, it is often true in many Central and South American countries (and Caribbean islands) that the rule of law can be enforced arbitrarily, and sometimes in response to the desire to acquire the wealth of an accused person. Presumption of innocence or even actual innocence does not matter in such cases; individuals have been known to disappear for years into Byzantine court systems, or found guilty without what we would consider to be sufficient evidence of guilt. I have a friend whose college roommate has been held as a political prisoner for well over a decade in a South American country; my sisters have both had to "pay tickets" to Mexican police to keep their passports from being impounded. So I don't take flight from authorities as an admission of guilt; if McAfee knows or suspects he's being railroaded, that's probably the wise choice.

For all I know, he may be guilty, but don't take his actions as an admission.

Interesting... (4, Funny)

jemenake (595948) | about 2 years ago | (#42028091)

Former anti-virus mogul... running from corrupt 3rd-world foot-soldiers through the jungle with a girl half his age?

I think Dos-Equis just found their new pitch-man. "I don't always run from corrupt Central-American governments, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis..."

Book Sales? (1)

ttg512 (221628) | about 2 years ago | (#42028105)

People people.... This has nothing to do with McAfee's charges. Did anyone notice that a new book will soon be up for sale? What could help more but some publicity to generate interest in an otherwise worn out subject?

Two questions (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 2 years ago | (#42028115)

Was Kaeto Kaelin living in his guest house at the time?

Has he hired Johnnie Cochran yet?

reward (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028175)

Will he pay me the reward if I catch him?

Real killers? (1)

DaveV1.0 (203135) | about 2 years ago | (#42028229)

Anyone know where O.J. was at that time?

Life imitates Art (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028285)

Is is linking out the Far Cry 3 game?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Cry_3

Fantasy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42028309)

This is sounding more and more like a B movie every day. I haven't determined whether this is real in McAffe's mind or not, but I think its connection with reality is weak at best.
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