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Old 12-12-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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The only reason you are even hearing about this is because someone wanted to make some bullsh*t class war statement.
That "someone" being the defense attorney. It's one thing when a rich person walks because he can afford the better lawyer. It's another when the fact that the person is rich is used to absolve him of blame.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Anyway, I assume the judge in the instant case will get campaign contributions from this wealthy family. Oh, since people herein like to 'label' people, she is Republican.
No, really?
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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Default buddies

when I first heard the story I thought it was a hoax. My guess is that the judge was paid off or the judge is a good friend of the kids family.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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Very sad story for the victims. The kid should be in jail and perhaps his Affluenza will be cured. And they should throw his a$$hat parents in with him for raising him to be an entitled excuse for a human being lacking in empathy and responsibility.

Here is another incident I read about him:

He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example, Miller said Couchís parents gave no punishment after police ticketed the then-15-year-old when he was found in a parked pickup with a passed out, undressed, 14-year-old girl.
‘Affluenza’ Teen Gets Away With Killing Four | The American Conservative

Yeah, I bet we hear about him again in the future.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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The defense attorney should get the crap kicked out of him.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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So having a rich status entitles you to probation instead of jail time. Nice to know, the name of this judge needs to be planted all over the news.

A juvenile court judge sentenced 16-year-old Ethan Couch to 10 years' probation Tuesday for the drunken driving crash that killed four people. Judge Jean Boyd could have sentenced Couch to 20 years behind bars.


Where are deterrents today? Think of other deeds that go unpunished because deterrents were removed.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia Area
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Money talks and B.S. walks.

But don't forget everyone has the same opportunity to John Galt their way to prosperity.

Ted Kennedy anybody?

Talk about someone who pulled himself up by his bootstraps!
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:00 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Default Is affluenza a real defense ? In Burleson Texas yes

The Affluenza Defense: Judge Rules Rich Kidís Rich Kid-ness Makes Him Not Liable for Deadly Drunk Driving Accident

He got 10 years probation for causing a wreck that devastated three families


Read more: Affluenza: Rich Teen Kills 4 in Drunk Driving Accident, Gets Probation | TIME.com Affluenza: Rich Teen Kills 4 in Drunk Driving Accident, Gets Probation | TIME.com

Only in America and more specifically Texas could this argument be seriously considered a defense , what do you think?
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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The Affluenza Defense: Judge Rules Rich Kidís Rich Kid-ness Makes Him Not Liable for Deadly Drunk Driving Accident

He got 10 years probation for causing a wreck that devastated three families


Read more: Affluenza: Rich Teen Kills 4 in Drunk Driving Accident, Gets Probation | TIME.com Affluenza: Rich Teen Kills 4 in Drunk Driving Accident, Gets Probation | TIME.com

Only in America and more specifically Texas could this argument be seriously considered a defense , what do you think?
I think it's ****ed up.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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Ridiculous. The rich, the well connected, and those in power should all be subject to the same laws and punishment.
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