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McAfee May Have Been Captured

Unknown Lamer posted about a year ago | from the when-executives-go-crazy dept.

Crime 148

netbuzz writes with a quick update about John McAfee on the run. From the article: "A blog being maintained for the past three weeks by antivirus pioneer John McAfee and others is claiming to have received "an unconfirmed report" that McAfee has been captured near the border of Belize and Mexico. However, authorities in Belize say that report is not true and that the whereabouts of McAfee, wanted for questioning as a 'person of interest' after the Nov. 11 murder of his neighbor, remain unknown."

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They thought they had him! (5, Funny)

CajunArson (465943) | about a year ago | (#42164733)

They thought they had him, but turns out it was a false positive.

Re:They thought they had him! (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year ago | (#42164839)

They thought they had him, but turns out it was a false positive.

"This user has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." -- PoliceOS (Belize Edition)

Re:They thought they had him! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165407)

Chocolate starfish.

Re:They thought they had him! (4, Funny)

jones_supa (887896) | about a year ago | (#42166229)

Back in high school one guy encountered the message "netscape.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down", and pondered "why would just going to a website be illegal?"

Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (-1, Troll)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about a year ago | (#42164845)

Why is Slashdot carrying a piece about an alleged murder case?

It has nothing to do with technology and the murder weapon ain't high tech either.

Can't Slashdot make up its mind what it wants to be?

Just because it's McAfee it must be "newsworthy" for Slashdot?

I dunno.

The Slashdot I used to visit wasn't like this.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (5, Insightful)

Darkness404 (1287218) | about a year ago | (#42164851)

Um, because it's about a pretty important person in technology? It makes more sense to post about something major like this than whether Linus Torvalds likes GNOME or KDE.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (5, Insightful)

lostmongoose (1094523) | about a year ago | (#42164873)

The man hasn't been 'pretty important' or even relevant to technology in over a decade and even then the only relevance he had was in creating the world's worst AV software.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0, Flamebait)

zenlessyank (748553) | about a year ago | (#42165003)

This. I think this is fitting. Time for him to play whack-a-mole for a while just like he made his customers do for so many years........ Then, SOMEHOW, the fakeware company got purchased by Intel. Guess they didn't use much intel on that purchase. And this is not flamebait, mr. autoranker. Truth is only flamebait if you don't like it.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165607)

You won't get any sensible discussion here.

Around 2007, Microsoft realised tech sites like Slashdot had a significant involvement in the very public rejection of Vista as a replacement for XP. They hired several reputation management companies, including Waggener Edstrom and Burson Marsteller to manage their online presence before the W7 release.

One of the results of that was that the reputation mangers ran hundreds of sock-puppets in blogs and news aggregators, like Slashdot and Reddit. They swamped the discussions, including those unrelated to their OS with scripted comments based on a few themes - "Have you tried it yet?" "Much faster than XP" etc etc. There was no opportunity to discuss Linux/FOSS or any other non-proprietary effort without wading through dozens of highly moderated pro-Win 7 postings. Pretty much every first post was a Microsoft-favorable pamphlet.

The result was that almost anyone with a real interest in tech abandoned the site. There are still a few of the old die-hards here, but it's mostly marketers and sock-puppets now.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (3, Insightful)

Aryeh Goretsky (129230) | about a year ago | (#42165907)

Hello,

I suppose it is simpler to believe in some kind of wild conspiracy theory than it is to believe that Microsoft listened to its customers and fixed things.

And if your claim were true and Microsoft was so successful doing this, why hasn't Windows 8 taken off?

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42166617)

I suppose it is simpler to believe in some kind of wild conspiracy theory than it is to believe that Microsoft listened to its customers and fixed things.

Yes it is.
  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/meet/ [microsoft.com]

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165943)

[citation needed]

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (2)

SuperKendall (25149) | about a year ago | (#42166225)

One of the results of that was that the reputation mangers ran hundreds of sock-puppets in blogs and news aggregators, like Slashdot and Reddit.

That's pretty much total bullishit. There may have been one or two at some point, but at NO point were there "hundreds" of sock-puppets posting pro anything about Microsoft years ago on Slashdot. I was one of the voices yammering against Microsoft at that point, I would have remembered more than a handful of challenges.

Currently Slashdot does not warrant paying a dime for a puppet of any fabric or substance.

When you simply factor in that some developers do in fact like to program for the Microsoft platform, and that they would also like other technical topics that Slashdot provides, it is not hard to imagine that the few pro-MS posters we see showing up off and on are simply technical people proficient in the Microsoft platform and correcting misinformation.

I have no idea what was going on with Reddit as I have no desire to read anything with a UI like that, but I would find it quite a bit easier to think there were simply a lot of people that enjoyed trolling Reddit than there was a vast army of sock-puppets.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165323)

the only relevance he had was in creating the world's worst AV software.

On the contrary; back then it was the world's best.
But remember, that was on MS-DOS.
By the time Microsoft had created another OS, John McAfee wasn't even working at the company named after him anymore.

So if Bill Gates were being hunted in Belize... (1)

SuperKendall (25149) | about a year ago | (#42165649)

The man hasn't been 'pretty important' or even relevant to technology in over a decade

That may be the case be he is still widely known and "affected" many lives through his resource-hogging software.

Bill Gates fits almost the same profile, if it were him you would argue that story did not belong here?

I would argue if nothing else the story sort of belongs because he;s basically a geek and geeks like hearing about other geeks living at the edges of existence.

Personally despite being deeply angered by his software over the years, I'm still rooting for McAfee.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (3, Informative)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | about a year ago | (#42165939)

I think it is really because his "I'm running off to another country because of taxes!" shit appeals to many of the Rand-types that hang around on Slashdot.

What happened? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42166175)

Did mommy drop a copy of Atlas Shrugged on your head?

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (2, Insightful)

Narcocide (102829) | about a year ago | (#42164937)

It's KDE, by the way. But he's wrong, they both suck.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164987)

It's KDE, by the way. But he's wrong, they both suck.

Yeah, yeah, because HipsterDE is the bestest desktop environment in the whole wide world but we probably haven't heard of it, we know, we know...

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165053)

HipsterDE (today) is XFCE. Super, super retro. Works a lot like windows 95 but without all the "modern" stuff like being able to sort icons. At least until the corporations just ruin it by adding basic features.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165207)

like being able to sort icons

5-star trolling skills! I almost thought that you were actually that dumb

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165385)

No troll, bro. It's so old school it totes can't even sort icons. Keeping the 'bloat' out, I guess.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165793)

Right click on empty desktop spot->Arrange Icons

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about a year ago | (#42166261)

HipsterDE (today) is XFCE. Super, super retro. Works a lot like windows 95 but without all the "modern" stuff like being able to sort icons. At least until the corporations just ruin it by adding basic features.

I think a basic, bug-free and fast desktop is exactly what Linux needs. A "best thing since sliced ham" kind of thing.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165329)

Are you kidding? Twm is the epitome of sleek modern design and always will be.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (2)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | about a year ago | (#42165719)

The only reason it's here is everyone knows the name "McAfee" from the antivirus software. The man McAfee long ago dissolved any ties with tech and moved abroad to evade taxes and be an asshole who owns lots of dogs and lets them bark at all hours of the day. He ran into an equally assholish neighbor who, after taking enough, poisoned his dogs. McAfee responded with murder. Slashdot editor thinks it's somehow related to technology so posts it here.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (2)

formfeed (703859) | about a year ago | (#42165723)

It makes more sense to post about something major like this than whether Linus Torvalds likes GNOME or KDE.

eh, yes. But it's always News to learn what words Linus Torvalds uses to describe the project he doesn't like.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164959)

When Linus Torvaldes is arrested for shoving drugs up his asshole, I want slashdot to report it.

New website for that? (3, Funny)

spcebar (2786203) | about a year ago | (#42165281)

We should probably start a new website devoted specifically to tech-famous people shoving drugs up their rears. Assdot?

Re:New website for that? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165347)

Dotcolon? It could have the logo

={O}=

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164983)

I guess it depends when you were reading it. In 2006 the Hans Reiser murder case started, which also got a lot of attention.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165039)

*wah* *wah* *wah*

Slashdot has always been this, your 4-digit UID must imply bad memory due to old age.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year ago | (#42165047)

Why is Slashdot carrying a piece about an alleged murder case?

Because the alleged murderer has held a system most of the people here have either owned or had to service hostage, and if there's one thing a geek dislikes more than broken hardware, it's stupidly-designed software. *grabs popcorn* I'm gonna enjoy watching this guy roast.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about a year ago | (#42165189)

*grabs popcorn* I'm gonna enjoy watching this guy roast.

My popcorn is ready.
 
I too enjoy watching this guy roast. But still, this "news" has nothing to do with technology nor anything that interests the true geek community - which Slashdot serves.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year ago | (#42165921)

I too enjoy watching this guy roast. But still, this "news" has nothing to do with technology nor anything that interests the true geek community - which Slashdot serves.

Since Malda sold out and /. now relentlessly pursues revenue and has been rotating increasingly lame editorial staff in, I don't think the geek community is what it serves anymore. I'm thinking more The Krakken or some other lovecraftian horror beast, dwelling away beneath its servers, occasionally eating a true geek to absorb its power before vomiting up another monetization scheme.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about a year ago | (#42166461)

Slashdot is largely powered by articles submitted by readers.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year ago | (#42166545)

Slashdot is largely powered by articles submitted by readers.

That's just the input. What happens between the input and the output is a whole 'nother matter...

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (5, Funny)

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) | about a year ago | (#42165181)

It's an excuse to take a very serious situation and to make security/software/virus puns about it.

The Slashdot I used to visit was always like this.

MOD -1: I've heard this 100 times from you already (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165257)

Attention mods: When assholes like this complain about a story not meeting the "News for Nerds" requirements, mod them into oblivion. These comments are getting out of hand and people like UID# 5327 are repeat offenders. Let's try to keep the threads clean.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165301)

How long ago was that? Do you remember the Hans Reiser case? http://slashdot.org/story/06/10/11/0142216/hans-reiser-arrested-on-suspicion-of-murder [slashdot.org] That was six years ago. So Slashdot was like this then too. Some guy, vaguely connected to tech accused of murder. Same thing, right?

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42166325)

Reiser was very relevant to Linux at the time. ReiserFS was one of most popular Linux filesystems and was nearing a major much-anticipated released when all that crap went down.

McAffe is not relevant other than having been involved in creating second-rate AV software a couple decades ago. That would be equivalent to us caring about Reiser 15 years from now - long after he ceased being relevant.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year ago | (#42165781)

Stop being so cranky. Asimov has been dead for quite some time now - but I still read everything that I find published about him. Tolkein has been dead even longer, but I still follow what is happening with his works. We have presidents who have been dead for a couple of centuries, and the government still observes their birthdays. What about Columbus? That old relic has been dead for how long? We STILL have a Columbus Day!

I think you're just jealous, because there is no Taco Cowboy day.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (2)

nospam007 (722110) | about a year ago | (#42165859)

"Why is Slashdot carrying a piece about an alleged murder case?"

We hope well never have to deselect his crap when we are installing something it's bundled with.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (1)

Eskarel (565631) | about a year ago | (#42166519)

It's newsworthy because slashdot groupthink paranoia means that if anyone even remotely related to technology is charged with any crime they must be innocent and part of some vast conspiracy(see any of the slashdot articles about Hans Reiser). This feeds into a combination of the libertarian paranoia that government is only doing evil things and the "bullied in high school" persecution complex of nerds.

In addition to that we have the fact that he's been commercially successful selling a questionable product so we can all feel superior to him now that he's being chased down. Those two options will pretty much cover most of slashdot.

Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (2)

philip.paradis (2580427) | about a year ago | (#42166635)

Actually, /. has always [slashdot.org] been [slashdot.org] like [slashdot.org] this. I've been a reader here since 2000, and suspect you're suffering from Gool Ol' Days Syndrome.

Re:They thought they had him! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164991)

*** WARNING: Your Border May Be Infected! ***

Re:They thought they had him! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165119)

*** WARNING: Your Border May Be Infected! ***

All the Federales say they could have had him any day. They only let him slip away out of kindness I suppose.

I hope they get him soon... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164749)

When they get him, they should then hold him responsible for the barrels of shit that his company has produced. Hopefully he'll end up shooting his dick off and bleeding out.

FTFY (4, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year ago | (#42164755)

I found the problem: They haven't updated their viru--er, law enforcement definition files. That's why the average user should always have auto-update enabled. In other news... McAfee is clearly suffering from some kind of mental disorder beyond simply having homocidal issues, and it's probably due to drugs, maybe even bath salts. He's showing clear evidence of paranoid delusions and his blog posts seem increasingly detached from reality. The only reason he's been able to hold out this long is because he has a lot of money -- way more than the government trying to catch him. Money covers up a lot of intellectual deficits, but he can't stay ahead of them forever because he's a wounded animal; He doesn't have a full deck of cards anymore.

Re:FTFY (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164779)

He doesn't have a full deck of cards anymore.

That's true, but if he can hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!

Re:FTFY (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165755)

Will Graham: I thought you might enjoy the challenge. Find out if you're smarter than the person I'm looking for.
Hannibal Lecter: Then, by implication, you think you're smarter than I am, since it was you who caught me.
Will Graham: No, I know I'm not smarter than you.
Hannibal Lecter: Then how did you catch me?
Will Graham: You had... disadvantages.
Hannibal Lecter: What disadvantages?
Will Graham: You're insane.

"girl" in your userid gets automatic +5 mods. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165761)

Seriously, it's true. Even better to be an actual girl. Poseurs like "Raven" Alder can cut and paste text from a cookie recipe and still get automagically upmodded to +5 every time.

Re:"girl" in your userid gets automatic +5 mods. (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year ago | (#42165839)

That's pretty stupid. Most females hide their gender, because they get tired of alternating responses, "Shut up, Bitch!" and "Want to fuck?" Things have gotten better in recent years, but not a whole lot better. So, no they don't get automagical max mods just for posting.

Re:"girl" in your userid gets automatic +5 mods. (4, Insightful)

Gaygirlie (1657131) | about a year ago | (#42166031)

Seriously, it's true. Even better to be an actual girl. Poseurs like "Raven" Alder can cut and paste text from a cookie recipe and still get automagically upmodded to +5 every time.

As a female person I cannot help but feel that you have some petty, childish axe to grind. Did you steal it from Toys 'R' Us? I mean, I don't see my own comments automatically getting upvotes. Most of the time my comments don't get voted either way, and atleast I view that as a good thing; when you don't automatically get upvoted to +5 every time you post something you can actually consider your comment score as somewhat proper feedback.

Re:FTFY (5, Interesting)

Aryeh Goretsky (129230) | about a year ago | (#42166137)

Hello,

I have actually been reading Dr. McAfee's blog, The Hinterland [whoismcafee.com], since it started, as well as his replies to comments and listened to his interviews. I also worked for him for about eleven years across different companies and have known him for about twice as long.

While at times Dr. McAfee does sound like he is under stress and duressâ"he's snapped at a number of commentators at times for not reading earlier blog postsâ"he has remained cogent and lucid throughout these events, and a determination to see justice done: Dr. McAfee has offered an award of $25,000BZ (about $12,500USD) for information leading to the capture and arrest of the murderer of his neighbor, which is more than anyone else has done, including the government down there. He has also shown occasional glimpses of a wry sense of humor about how things are going, which seems to indicate a full understanding of the situation and use of his faculties.

While there are a lot of things about this case which do not make sense, there are a quite a few which do, such as Dr. McAfee's increasing difficulties with Belizean politicians when he refused to pay them bribes. This has been documented in the Belizean press.

Your comments about Dr. McAfee sound mean spirited and based more on wishful thinking than anything else.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

He actually made it out already (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164765)

He is still in hiding though because he is afraid (rightly so) of being extradited or killed.

Re:He actually made it out already (1)

zoloto (586738) | about a year ago | (#42166557)

I must have missed something, but why is he "rightly" afraid of someone killing him?

just update the virus files to kill prison control (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164811)

just update the virus files to kill prison control.sys

Quarantined (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164825)

He hasn't been captured, he's been quarantined.

Re:Quarantined (1)

jonadab (583620) | about a year ago | (#42165113)

Perhaps he has indeed been captured, but by someone *other* than legitimate law enforcement officers. For instance, maybe he is being held by the "enforcement" arm of Los Zetas. Perhaps they will hold him for ransom. Or perhaps they will accept a bribe from his enemies, to keep him or to eliminate him. Or perhaps they will hand him over to the USDA.

(Sorry. I think the conspiracy theory thread on that Korean unicorn story may have affected me in some way.)

So (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164855)

Hebhas been quarantined

How? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42164869)

Did they put him in quarantine? Or, they just denied him access to running?

Even if... (1)

JasoninKS (1783390) | about a year ago | (#42164993)

Even if they had him, I kinda doubt they'd admit to it. He could very likely be sitting in a very tiny, very dark little cell for all anyone knows.

Re:Even if... (0)

ameoba (173803) | about a year ago | (#42165177)

They have no reason to hold him other than being suspected for a crime in the US. If they captured him, they'd let the world know how helpful they were being.

Re:Even if... (4, Informative)

Rob the Bold (788862) | about a year ago | (#42165319)

They have no reason to hold him other than being suspected for a crime in the US. If they captured him, they'd let the world know how helpful they were being.

Didn't the crime in question [wired.com] occur in Belize?

Re:Even if... (1)

mabhatter654 (561290) | about a year ago | (#42165371)

He's one of those expats that took his millions and left the USA for tax reasons. He's gonna find out that police in other countries don't have nearly as many "hurdles" once his money runs out... That's why taxes can stay so low!!!

The twist... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165029)

... he was using a Linux laptop with ReiserFS the time of the murder.

Re:The twist... (5, Funny)

darkpixel2k (623900) | about a year ago | (#42165321)

... he was using a Linux laptop with ReiserFS the time of the murder.

Can we stop with the ReiserFS jokes already? The meme has been beaten to death.

Re:The twist... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165475)

Can we stop with the ReiserFS jokes already? The meme has been beaten to death.

Then slashdot removed the car seats.

not "antivirus pioneer" (4, Interesting)

globaljustin (574257) | about a year ago | (#42165055)

Labeling what McAfee did as "antivirus pioneer" does a disservice to both terms and makes anyone who reads it stupiderer...

As far as I can tell (I wasn't a crypto-analyst or infosec tech in the 80s) McAfee was good at getting government contracts and paying people to write software for him.

That is **not** pioneering anything...that's **above average** level **business management**....really nothing he did professionally was extraordinary or ideologically noteworthy whatsoever. He was a standard bubble-era businessman.

We do ourselves a serious harm by not making distinctions between who does the work and who manages the company.

Re:not "antivirus pioneer" (5, Informative)

greg1104 (461138) | about a year ago | (#42165275)

Bubble-era businessman? McAfee resigned from McAfee Associates in 1994. You might as well reference the Dutch tulip bubble, that's just as relevant.

When McAfee Associates started in 1987, it was only shortly after the very first IBM PC viruses (The Brain boot sector/Pakistani flu) appeared. And when the first PC virus mania hit, the 1992 Michelangelo scare, many of us used the shareware McAfee anti-virus program to check if our computers were infected. That era, his 1987 to 1992 work, was where the pioneer label comes from.

Re:not "antivirus pioneer" (2)

slashmydots (2189826) | about a year ago | (#42165897)

At least they didn't call him a marketing genius. That term is thrown around a lot when in fact "marketing asshole" would be more effective. Like Steve Jobs, big tobacco, and AOL.

What action to take... (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165065)

After this threat has been identified, do we quarantine him? Or do we delete forever?

A Message from McAfee (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165171)

The rumors of my capture have been greatly exaggerated....

I Thank you for your time (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165199)

People's faces at 7he resignation

Joe Rogan Interview (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165343)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5GmwSgCfn38

bad karma (1)

merxete (1965396) | about a year ago | (#42165415)

i gotta believe the dude had some bad karma wracked up. Like, we're talking worse than my slashdot karma.

I remember some issues prior to this (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165847)

Prior to this, McAfee was getting harassed by the local police for not paying bribe money and got his house raided a few times.

  I wouldnt put it past the local police to have killed his neighbor.

It's funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42165997)

Listen to what is being said.....

There are reports that McAfee has been captured by police.
The police deny they have captured him.
So, if the police in Belize dispatched McAfee, (ala his predictions), they could always claim they never had him in their custody.

It all fits! He was right all along.

Get him, bad excuses (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42166071)

McAfee, and his excuses for not cooperating to me seem really lame.. He has a high profile persona because of who he is, so crying foul over possibly getting shot while arrested, or being falsely accused is a little to much for me to believe. Even in a country that appears to be known for corrupt police.

Simply due to media involvement...........

Listening to the BBC on NPR they had an interview from some source were McAfee was whining how they arrested just about anyone around his home, the neighbor, his own maid, ect.. All in an attempt to get to to turn himself in. The media or press would be covering the story from start to finish since he is not a "normal" or Native citizen, so for him to act the way is really suspect.

Having said that I do see they way other countries recklessly convict people with no evidence, regardless of them being native or American and there is really nothing (or so the US claims) the US government can do to help those out who really are innocent.

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