Damn folks, just damn.
Are you all really not paying attention?
Just because the defense called a psychologist who described Couch as a product of "affluenza" doesn't mean that was what was bought by the Judge.
And based on a previous similar sentence, not even considered.
Juvenile courts are there for reform of the individual, not punishment.
This Judge is a Juvenile Court Judge who hands down such sentences regardless of the argument, skin color, or family wealth.
If she had given the kid a twenty year sentence he would have been out in 2 years.
The probation sentence she gave him, instead keeps him under the Governments thumb for ten years. And Probation is not some cakewalk. If he screws up he will be doing the remaining of those ten years.
Now to these absurd skin color and wealth claims.
They are just bs.
This Judge, in 2012, was sentencing a 14 year old African-American who killed someone while playing the knockout game and who had never expressed remorse for the murder (which is an intentional act of harm, unlike the accident in this case). The Judge wanted to sentence him to the same type of rehab treatment, but couldn't because no facility would take him.
Still, Gregory’s mother, Anita Lauterbach, said she remembers the judge pushing for rehabilitation, much like the Couch case.
"She wanted to send him to one of these special places in Arizona, but no one would take him," Lauterbach said. "We were horrified. We just couldn't believe it. The district attorney and I were just sitting on pins and needles. But, when nobody would take him, [it was] a sigh of relief."
The violent aspect was likely why the 14 year old wasn't accepted into a treatment program, said Jamison Monroe, founder and CEO of Newport Academy in California.
Sentence given to teen in deadly drunk driving crash spurs backlash | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
Black and not wealthy. Same type of sentence she wanted to impose.
Stop with the bs assertions of race and wealth being factors in either way.
"The law is reason, free from passion."