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If You Have Affluenza And Are Caucasian, YOU Can Get Away With Murdering FOUR Human Beings


 

By Jueseppi B.

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This past year we have witnessed a judge give a convicted rapist of his underage student, who committed suicide after the rape, 30 days in a county jail. Another rapist who raped a young woman for years, starting when she was just 13, got acquitted, because the judge said she knew what was going on.

 

Perhaps the worst case of a miscarriage of justice is this case…a 16 year old “kid” acquitted based on him having “Affluenza.”

 

Ethan Anthony Couch, who is 16 years old and hails from Fort Worth, Texas, killed four pedestrians this past June when he drunk-drove and crashed his car. Couch was driving 60-70 m.p.h. in a 40-mile zone. He had an BAC of .24 — three times the alcohol limit for an adult — and toxicology reports found Valium in Couch’s system. Aside from the four people he killed, Couch also injured 10 people. And just how does the Texas justice system punish him? By not giving him jail time … because Couch’s parents are wealthy.

 

Youth pastor Brian Jennings; mother and daughter Hollie and Shelby Boyles; and 24-year-old Breanna Mitchell died in the June 15 accident.

 

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‘Affluenza’ Teen Gets Away With Killing Four

 

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By ROD DREHER

 

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.

 

Youth pastor Brian Jennings; mother and daughter Hollie and Shelby Boyles; and 24-year-old Breanna Mitchell died in the June 15 accident.

 

Boyd told the teen that he is responsible for what happened, but she didn’t believe he would receive the necessary therapy in jail.

 

More:

Prior to sentencing, a psychologist called by the defense, Dr. G. Dick Miller,  testified that Couch’s life could be salvaged with one to two years’ treatment and no contact with his parents.

 

Investigators said Couch was driving a pickup truck between 68 and 70 miles-per-hour in a 40 mph zone. The four who died were standing on the side of the road outside their vehicle. Nine others were hurt.

 

Miller said Couch’s parents gave him “freedoms no young person should have.” He called Couch a product of “affluenza,” where his family felt that wealth bought privilege and there was no rational link between behavior and consequences.

 

He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example,  Miller said Couch’s 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.

 

Miller also pointed out that Couch was allowed to drive at age 13. He said the teen was emotionally flat and needed years of therapy.

 

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At the time of the fatal wreck, Couch had a blood alcohol content of 0.24, said Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson, four times the legal limit for an adult.

 

Unbelievable. Disgusting. This poor little rich kid killed four people — four people! — and because he suffered from “affluenza,” he won’t serve a day in jail. Not one day. Good work, Dr. G. Dick Miller and Judge Jean Boyd.

 

UPDATE: Reader JerriB adds in the comments thread:

A friend of mine worked that scene as a FWPD officer. She expects the officers to be dealing with the PTSD for a long while. The details she gave me as we talked over coffee (I’m an emergency responder, and we debrief together sometimes) were beyond what most of us can fathom. This kid was taken to the hospital for the blood draw for his test. Even after considerable time, his blood alcohol level was over 4x the legal. The whole time he was at the hospital, he was telling people the pills he took and how much alcohol he drank and was bragging about how he could hold his liquor, and after the blood draw, he asked if they were going to give him a ticket…and laughed. He knew nothing. He didn’t know he hit anyone. He didn’t know he had paralyzed one of his buddies in the truck. He remembered nothing.

 

Thank you American Conservative.

 

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Just to repeat so you comprehend what you just read is not a prank or an April Fools stunt in December….

 

From The Bustle.com:

 

“AFFLUENZA” TEXAS TEEN KILLS FOUR, ESCAPES JAIL TIME, BECAUSE MONEY

By Andrea Garcia-Vargas 

 

Couch didn’t literally get out of jail because he slipped the judge a check. But with 20 years of jail — yes, 20 years — looming as a possible punishment for Couch, his attorney had the brilliant idea of bringing in psychologist Dr. G. Dick Miller to testify on Couch’s behalf. Dr. Miller’s testimony on the stand focused on Couch’s wealth: the teenager, he said, had grown up amid privilege and had often expected his money to get him out of trouble. Therefore, Couch did not have a basic understanding of consequences.

 

Which Couch’s attorney used as a basis for his argument that why Couch shouldn’t be jailed for 20 years.

 

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But no judge would fall for that one, right? Well, this judge totally bought it. Straight from WFAA ABC:

 

Miller said Couch’s parents gave him “freedoms no young person should have.” He called Couch a product of “affluenza,” where his family felt that wealth bought privilege and there was no rational link between behavior and consequences.

He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example,  Miller said Couch’s 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.

 

So “affluenza” is a real defense now, people. It’s catchily named, completely immoral, and it might save you from the whole “actions have consequences” thing. Rich people, use it to your advantage. Poor people — you’re still SOL.

 

Couch’s father will still have to pay $450,000 for Couch’s drug and alcohol rehab facility in California, and Couch will still face 10 years of probation. But that’s several notches below 20 years in prison, and these “compassionate” forms of rehabilitation don’t always turn out well.

 

We’re shocked, but not surprised. First, this is, after all, Texas. Secondly, wealth — or fame — can get you a lighter sentence more often than not.

 

And how do the victims’ relatives feel?

 

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“Reliving the facts and the events was difficult, but probably nothing more difficult than today,” said Eric Boyles to MyFoxDFW, who lost his wife and daughter in the crash. “Money always seems to keep Ethan out of trouble. This was one time I did ask the court for justice and for money not to prevail.” Thanks, justice system.

 

Thank you The Bustle.com

 

 

Read This One More Time….So It Sinks In…..

 

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Affluent drunk driving teen who killed 4 sentenced to probation on ‘affluenza’ defense

 

A Texas teen was sentenced to just 10 years of probation and forced to enter alcohol rehabilitation for killing four people and injuring two others when he crashed his car into them while inebriated.

 

Ethan Couch, 16, had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.24 when he crashed into four people who had pulled over to assist a stranded driver on June 15. Couch’s BAC was three times the legal limit for an adult over the age of 21. Prosecutors said Couch and his friends had stolen beer from a Walmart located near the site of the accident outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

 

All four of the pedestrians were killed: the driver of the stranded vehicle, a mother and daughter who stopped to help, and a youth minister who did the same. Couch’s two 15-year-old friends were ejected from his vehicle in the crash. Solimon Mohman suffered a number of broken bones and internal injuries, while Sergio Molina can now only communicate with his eyes because he was paralyzed in the accident.

 

Couch admitted to drunk driving at the time, with seven passengers in his vehicle, and tests later revealed traces of Valium in his system.

 

Prosecutors asked State District Judge Jean Boyd to impose a 20-year sentence. Yet, despite the severity of Couch’s crime, Boyd handed down a sentence of just 10 years probation and mandated that the 16-year-old receive therapy at a long-term, inpatient facility near Newport Beach, California.

 

Defense attorneys pressed for such a sentence and told the court that Couch’s family would be willing to pay the estimated $450,000 for his therapy out-of-pocket. They blamed Couch’s actions on his upbringing, with a psychologist testifying that Couch’s parents used him as a weapon against each other and that the teen’s emotional age was close to 12.

 

The teen never learned to say that you’re sorry if you hurt someone,” psychologist Gary Miller said. “If you hurt someone you sent him money.”

 

Miller said Couch’s parents gave him “freedoms no young person should have,” raised in an environment of privilege that afforded him no understanding of actions and their consequences. The psychologist ultimately branded Couch a product of“affluenza.”

 

The perception that money has contributed to the case’s resolution has much of the surrounding community outraged. Families of the victims spoke in court and, while many admitted they have forgiven Couch, they said that justice had not been served. Prosecutor Richard Alpert said he was disappointed in Boyd’s decision and that “there can be no doubt that he will be in another courthouse one day blaming the lenient treatment here.”

 

Eric Boyles lost his wife in the crash earlier this year. He told the Star-Telegram that even though the families knew a harsh sentence wouldn’t bring back their loved ones, the disappointment was palpable.

 

Money always seems to keep [Couch] out of trouble,” Boyles said. “Ultimately today, I felt that money did prevail. If [he] had been any other youth, I feel like the circumstances would have been different.”

 

 

Judge gives probation to teen who killed four in crash

 

Published on Dec 10, 2013

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.

 

 

 

Too spoiled for prison?

 

Published on Dec 11, 2013

A teenager in Texas killed four people in a drunk driving accident and was sentenced to only 10 years of probation. Ethan Couch, only 16 years old, had a blood alcohol level of .24 which is three times the legal limit. Reports also showed that he had valium in his system.But a psychologist for the defense claimed none of this was Couch’s fault. He argued that Couch was never held accountable for his actions and never learned right from wrong. The defense argued he suffered from “affluenza”, apparently arguing that he was just a victim of his family’s wealth and of bad parenting.

 

 

 

Loved ones of those killed in drunken crash take issue with 16-year-old’s sentence

 

Published on Dec 11, 2013

Eric Boyles waited months for the day his wife and daughter’s killer would face punishment for his crime. And when instead of 20 years in jail, Ethan Couch got 10 years probation, Boyles got none of the peace that he’d hoped for. Eric Boyles waited months for the day his wife and daughter’s killer would face punishment for his crime. And when instead of 20 years in jail, Ethan Couch got 10 years probation, Boyles got none of the peace that he’d hoped for. Eric Boyles waited months for the day his wife and daughter’s killer would face punishment for his crime. And when instead of 20 years in jail, Ethan Couch got 10 years probation, Boyles got none of the peace that he’d hoped for.

 

 

 

Teen Drunk Driver Kills Four People and gets Probation – Texas

 

Published on Dec 11, 2013

Drunk Driver Teen Kills Four People and Gets Probation Texas Judge Jean Boyd gives him Probation

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.

 

 

 

Caucasian privilege is alive and well in Texas, which joins Florida as a state to avoid if you are not wealthy and caucasian.

 

 

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16 Responses

  1. […] If You Have Affluenza And Are Caucasian, YOU Can Get Away With Murdering FOUR Human Beings […]

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  4. Wow. I guess I can’t relate to his problems because I’ve never had to suffer from “affluenza”.

  5. Bullshit is bigger in Texas.

  6. It pays to be white – and rich. Privilege is such a heavy burden to bear. You didn’t know that, Jueseppi?

    I feel like throwing up.

  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Justice is blind ….. $$$$ tales!!

  8. I would say I am stunned, but in this day and age, money is everything. 16 and getting away with murder. Ridiculous.

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