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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Are you in agreement with the ruling?
    Of course not. At the same time, does she rate 20 years of hard time?

    What did was make a stupid mistake. There are people who intentionally commit far more heinous crimes that get away with lesser punishment.

    The outrage here--fox paw outrage--is that she's a white girl who is perceived to be rich. The OP made it clear that had she been at least poor and any race, preferably not white, the hand-wringers would be ok with the sentence.
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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how is this any different than barbara bush, who at the same age t-boned her ex-boyfriend in a fit of range
    yup, her dad was rich, too
    yup, also in tejas
    "But...but...but...Bush fill in the blank"

    Pitiful!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Do people at 16 not know that you shouldn't drink and drive? I don't understand what played a role in this kid not getting any kind of real punishment. Is it the fact he didn't know he shouldn't drink and drive? Can adults use that as an excuse? Okay, it was an accident. Can adults who say it was an accident and kill 4 people get away by claiming ignorance of the law?
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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course not. At the same time, does she rate 20 years of hard time?
    I wouldn't give him 20 years, but I'd definitely give him something. This sends a very bad message out. Claim ignorance of the law, and ignorance of consequences and you can get away with killing 4 people. Mistakes aren't above punishment. Ask anybody who's gone to jail for manslaughter.
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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    The kid's blood alcohol was 2.4. It wasn't an "accident"; it was vehicular homicide.

    He got drunk, slaughtered a bunch of pedestrians, maimed a bunch of other folks, and basically walked away, scot-free. But he was rich and white, so it's all good.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The kid's blood alcohol was 2.4. It wasn't an "accident"; it was vehicular homicide.

    He got drunk, slaughtered a bunch of pedestrians, maimed a bunch of other folks, and basically walked away, scot-free. But he was rich and white, so it's all good.
    I wouldn't go as far as saying that race played a role here but I'd definitely say political influence did. If this kid were some white trash trailer park dweller, this judge wouldn't have thought twice about sending him to the slammer for a few years.
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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Do people at 16 not know that you shouldn't drink and drive? I don't understand what played a role in this kid not getting any kind of real punishment. Is it the fact he didn't know he shouldn't drink and drive? Can adults use that as an excuse? Okay, it was an accident. Can adults who say it was an accident and kill 4 people get away by claiming ignorance of the law?
    Have you ever driven under the influence? Be honest!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I wouldn't go as far as saying that race played a role here but I'd definitely say political influence did. If this kid were some white trash trailer park dweller, this judge wouldn't have thought twice about sending him to the slammer for a few years.
    Maybe you're right, but over the decades I've become pretty damned jaded about the part that money, power and race plays when it comes to our "justice" system.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I wouldn't give him 20 years, but I'd definitely give him something. This sends a very bad message out. Claim ignorance of the law, and ignorance of consequences and you can get away with killing 4 people. Mistakes aren't above punishment. Ask anybody who's gone to jail for manslaughter.
    Whatcha wanna bet this guy don't see the outside of a prison, much less the inside...

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/04...attention.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The kid's blood alcohol was 2.4. It wasn't an "accident"; it was vehicular homicide.

    He got drunk, slaughtered a bunch of pedestrians, maimed a bunch of other folks, and basically walked away, scot-free. But he was rich and white, so it's all good.
    A whole deck of race cards ready for playin'...eh?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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