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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    I wonder if this judge has had a similar case before and if so, what was the outcome then?

    has he handed down a more harsh punishment for less?

    id be interested to know if can hypocrisy be shown concerning this judge's rulings historically?

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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    To families of the victims, Ethan Couch was a killer on the road, a drunken teenage driver who caused a crash that left four people dead.To the defense, the youth is himself a victim -- of "affuenza," according to one psychologist -- the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy.
    To a judge, who sentenced Couch to 10 years' probation but no jail time, he's a defendant in need of treatment.
    Interesting. Perhaps our gangsta, ghetto punks can start using "poorfluenza," as a defense, as well. LOL!

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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its **** like this why I support mandatory minimums. Had there have been a mandatory minimum for this crime then it wouldn't have mattered if he was rich or poor.
    Wouldn't they just change the charges to avoid the mandatory minimum? Justice is for sale and what's the point of being rich if it has no special privileges?

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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its **** like this why I support mandatory minimums. Had there have been a mandatory minimum for this crime then it wouldn't have mattered if he was rich or poor.
    I agree that violent crime and any type of murder/manslaughter should have minimums, but I think that non-violent should not have minimums.
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Interesting. Perhaps our gangsta, ghetto punks can start using "poorfluenza," as a defense, as well. LOL!
    Actually it would make more sense than this since we know that poorfluenza is somewhat real and documented even, yes?
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Interesting.
    Perhaps our gangsta, ghetto punks can start using "poorfluenza," as a defense, as well. LOL!
    They've been using that defense for decades.

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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Actually it would make more sense than this since we know that poorfluenza is
    somewhat real and documented even, yes?
    Economic standing good or bad should not have any influence on a judge or jury's decision especially when there is a loss of life.

    The "thugs" HAVE been using it to justify horrible crimes for years and thankfully with little success.

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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    They've been using that defense for decades.
    Hasn't stopped the courts from throwing their ass in jail though. It seems to only work if you got a lot of money.

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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    It keeps getting better and better. Now, his treatment will be subsidized by the taxpayers.
    'Affluenza' teen's family won't pay full rehab fee

    'Affluenza' teen's family won't pay full rehab fee
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    It keeps getting better and better. Now, his treatment will be subsidized by the taxpayers.
    It is stories like this that make people cheer for Dexter

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