One can only assume
that the upcoming movie will be a comedy.
A Guatemalan judge has reportedly ordered the release of John McAfee, after ruling the anti-virus pioneer turned Belizean manhunt target was being detained illegally. McAfee is due to be released from detention at the central immigration centre in Guatemala City on Wednesday. In an update to his official blog, McAfee said he …
The rest of this story has been so strange that McAfee being released by Judge Judy sounds like an anticlimax somehow. I suspect that somewhere in the story of his pursuit or release a long-lost evil twin or a man with a prostethic arm is going to show up, or maybe his flight back to the U.S. will be hijacked by right-wing Christian lesbian terrorists.
Do you have any evidence for your assertions? Real evidence? Not the sort of hyperbolic bath salts generated bollocks you've read on the web. No, I didn't think so.
That's the problem with sub-daily-mail journalism, there's always an audience ready and willing to lap up at face value any old unsubstantiated rubbish as long especially if it's salacious or titillating. Bonus points if the story involves the misfortune of others. Triple points if there's someone to vilify.
Odd then that he lived there all that time, and only started experiencing problems after making drugs at home, shooting his dogs, owning a bunch of illegal weapons and fleeing the vicinity of a murder.
According to him the 'drugs' were actually herbal medications such as you might find in your local health food store, the dogs had been poisoned during an illegal police raid on his home and were dying a slow, painful death, and the weapons were all completely legal. As for fleeing the vicinity of the murder, if you read his version of the events leading up to that you'll find that he had very good reason to believe his own life was in danger.
We know that the level of corruption in Belize is high. We also know, among other things, that a bag of cocaine was found in a shipment of supplies he donated to the police, which makes him either the stupidest criminal of all time or the target of a frame up. Given these facts I'm inclined to give more weight to his side of the story and more salt to the other.
You can drink that kool-aid if you want to. But a thinking person asks exactly what Psyx did: If you had $100M US and discovered you were living in a thoroughly corrupt country, wouldn't you move out? I mean I get the peasants with no money are stuck in the hellhole, but this guy can buy his own island somewhere and do whatever he wants. So why live in a corrupt country for longer than it takes to get your passport, visa, and plane tickets in order?
By his own admission he has committed several different crimes: illegal entrance into a country(Guatemala), fraud and forgery (The whole decoy thing), and interference in a police investigation (running from the scene when he knew the police where looking for him).
And if he really is wanting to just settle down and live out the rest of his life in peace than being a political activist against government corruption in a nation run by a highly corrupt government is a pretty stupid idea.
Yeah that got me too. If he didn't cross the border at a check point where the Guatemalans checked his papers, he WAS in the country illegally and they have the right (and actually I'd say DUTY) to detain him. He could have cooled his heels in a nice safe jail cell until the authorities had it sorted out and his safe harbor claim was adjudicated.
Amen brother we sure as hell don't want this crazy jagoff. People might think America always protects it own but the culture is actually a pretty vengeful and harsh to criminals and we place the value of law before most everything else. I hope we ship him back to Belize on his own dime.
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