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    Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - A teenager who killed four people while driving drunk has been sentenced to probation.

    Prosecutors were pushing for 16-year-old Ethan Couch to spend 20 years in prison. However, State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced Couch to a decade of probation.
    This just goes to show that, if you are white and rich, you get probation, even if you drive drunk and kill 4 people, while maiming 11 others for life. But if you are black and poor you go to prison, like this guy who was poor and black and had an IQ of 61..... Wait!! I take that back. He not only went to prison, he was executed.

    The worst part is that neither the father, nor his son, showed absolutely any remorse at all, which is why this guy should have gone to prison for a very, very long time. Instead, he will get to live his life richly, after serving a short term term at an upscale multi-millionaires only rehab center, paid for with the half a million bucks his father is giving them.

    Yes, folks. Money DOES buy justice these days. But, if there is justice in this world, his father will no longer be part of the 1%, since it was one of his company trucks his son was driving when he snuffed out all those lives. The 15 or more lawsuits that will undoubtedly be filed against him will take care of that. Sad to say, though, it won't bring back any of those people his son killed, or repair any of the damage to the 11 who survived but are now crippled for life. In the end, we can only hope that this family learns what it is like to be poor, after becoming poor themselves.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This just goes to show that, if you are white and rich, you get probation, even if you drive drunk and kill 4 people, while maiming 11 others for life. But if you are black and poor you go to prison, like this guy who was poor and black and had an IQ of 61..... Wait!! I take that back. He not only went to prison, he was executed.

    The worst part is that neither the father, nor his son, showed absolutely any remorse at all, which is why this guy should have gone to prison for a very, very long time. Instead, he will get to live his life richly, after serving a short term term at an upscale multi-millionaires only rehab center, paid for with the half a million bucks his father is giving them.

    Yes, folks. Money DOES buy justice these days. But, if there is justice in this world, his father will no longer be part of the 1%, since it was one of his company trucks his son was driving when he snuffed out all those lives. The 15 or more lawsuits that will undoubtedly be filed against him will take care of that. Sad to say, though, it won't bring back any of those people his son killed, or repair any of the damage to the 11 who survived but are now crippled for life.
    In the end, we can only hope that this family learns what it is like to be poor, after becoming poor themselves.


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    I sincerely hope and pray that happens.




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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    I just saw this on the noon news and I'll have to say it sickened me. Has this judge been bought off or something. He said the kid did it because he was spoiled and had never suffered any consequences for his actions so to fix that the judge once again lets him slide? WTF?

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Teenagers, who actually commit murder get probation all the time. This isn't a huge shock.
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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    The Judge, District Judge Jean Boyd, is an elected Republican Judge in Tarrant County. Judges are elected in Texas in 4 year partisan elections. Tarrant County is Republican. Dallas County is Democrat. Collin County (North of Dallas) such as Plano is Republican.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Teenagers, who actually commit murder get probation all the time. This isn't a huge shock.
    A shock? No, just another example of the rich playing by different rules than the rest of us.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    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
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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    This is a travesty of justice. He should have been tried as an adult and recieved an adult sentence. My heart goes out to the families of the 4 deceased victims and the 11 people who were injured.
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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    The so called 'diagnosis' and subsequent (lack of) sentencing are pure BS. Mommy, Daddy, Sonny and the paid hack should all get the needle. The judge too.

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    Re: Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

    Yeah, I heard about this. It's sickening.

    The irony is that this happened in Texas. I thought they executed assholes like this in Texas.

    However, we all know that money buys your way out of murder. Ask OJ.

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