It is a lie! He is not John McAfee.
I AM JOHN MCAFEE!
(Lets try the Spartacus defence now.)
Eccentric tech millionaire and fugitive John McAfee was rushed to a hospital in Guatemala on Thursday after suffering what his lawyer says were two mild heart attacks. At the time, McAfee was in the custody of Guatemala's Special Police Task Force, which had detained him for questioning after he entered the country illegally …
McAfee is not an alleged slave on the run. He's an alleged murderer.
Let him have a fair trial and if he is guilty let him go to prison for a reasonable amount of time.
It would be wrong to give him a trial before a court rigged in his favor just because he is a US citizen and the crime he committed was in a foreign country.
Hmmm... prison in Belize or prison in US. US prisons may not be soothing architectural wonders like in Sweden but I'd venture a guess that a US prison is a bazillion times better than being the lone gringo in a 3rd world prison. If there was any chance of going to prison (even if the evidence looked worse in the US) I'd want the US legal system... maybe I've just watched Midnight Express one too many times.
The USA is big on prosecuting foreigners who allegedly commit offenses on their soil, but they are also pretty big on bringing their own alleged felons home unpunished when they commit offenses on foreign soil.
The heart attacks may or may not be real, but one thing is for sure: This is the excuse the State Department needs to successfully pressure its vassal state Guatemala into sending McAfee home to the good old US of A.
In any event, I hope McAfee turns out to be okay and gets a fair trial before an impartial court to evaluate his guilt or innocence.
> If he steps foot in US soil he can be tried and given the death penalty.
It translates like poetry:
If he sets foot on US soil he can be tried and given the death penalty.
If he sets foot on US soil he can be fried.
And then there is what you may have meant:
If he is deported to the USA he could face a trial and if the trial was held in ?insert suitable state here? if found guilty he might be sentenced to death. If the unlikely were to follow, he might be executed.
And the beauty of your prose is that it states a truism that everyone reading it already knows.
Just like poetry.
(And the stark, staring obvious.)
I had a tour of the prison in Belize City in 1990, when I visited the British Army garrison there (it's a tour they gave to all squaddies posted out there). Absolutely shocking conditions. There was one inmate there who had both legs amputated. He told us that he had one leg when he was sent down, but lost the second leg after a knife fight in the prison.
Terrifying to think about a long stretch in there, no wonder McAfee had a heart attack.
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