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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Thank you that was a really really interesting read. But I may be a little cynical when I see that the judge is retiring... The judge may be buying a new car and taking vacations with the bribe money... I have a sinking feeling that if he was not rich he would be getting a very very different sentence

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    I thought manslaughter was when it was an accident? I think when you drink take drugs and speed behind the wheel of a mass of metal that weighs tons... sorry but I just see it was murder /; but you're right I shouldnt call it that he didnt take out a gun and shoot people in the face
    Murder requires intent....

    Did he intend to kill someone? NO - therefore it's not murder, it's at best negligent homicide and manslaughter at worst (of course it all depends on the states law and statute definitions).....

    It's certainly not murder tho...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Murder requires intent....

    Did he intend to kill someone? NO - therefore it's not murder, it's at best negligent homicide and manslaughter at worst (of course it all depends on the states law and statute definitions).....

    It's certainly not murder tho...
    "but you're right I shouldnt call it that he didnt take out a gun and shoot people in the face" I saw my mistake but thank you Nick I'm still learning all of your legal terms

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    "but you're right I shouldnt call it that he didnt take out a gun and shoot people in the face" I saw my mistake but thank you Nick I'm still learning all of your legal terms
    Regardless - that kid belongs in prison until he's 21 at least (which is typical in such cases as this one with juveniles).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    As if you care about those people!

    If Couch were black, you would just as quickly tell them to eat ****, "nimby".
    And if Couch were black and got off this easy you would be screaming white liberal guilt let him off that easy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Regardless - that kid belongs in prison until he's 21 at least (which is typical in such cases as this one with juveniles).
    I up that one, if gulity of drunk driving and cause the death of someone you lose driving priviledges for life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I up that one, if gulity of drunk driving and cause the death of someone you lose driving priviledges for life.
    Naw, not for life....... The kid is obviously an arrogant little prick (or at least that was the defense) but people change...... He certainly shouldn't be allowed to drive for a very long time but he is still a kid and kids do make mistakes but this mistake does not warrant a slap on the wrist - the kid belongs in prison to think about what he did and he can start from the bottom up when he's 25-27 years old then have 10 years of parole after that.

    You really want to **** with this kid, put him in prison and take away his privileges - no commissary (meaning; TV, junk food, creature comforts) unless he works, no phone calls, no letters - no nothing.... Cut his "influenza" privileged clown ass off from the world.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Naw, not for life....... The kid is obviously an arrogant little prick (or at least that was the defense) but people change...... He certainly shouldn't be allowed to drive for a very long time but he is still a kid and kids do make mistakes but this mistake does not warrant a slap on the wrist - the kid belongs in prison to think about what he did and he can start from the bottom up when he's 25-27 years old then have 10 years of parole after that.

    You really want to **** with this kid, put him in prison and take away his privileges - no commissary (meaning; TV, junk food, creature comforts) unless he works, no phone calls, no letters - no nothing.... Cut his "influenza" privileged clown ass off from the world.
    I need to ask here. If the kid thought the drinking and driving laws did not apply to him, why would he think the needing a drivers license laws apply to him?

    That term was affluenza, not influenza.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I need to ask here. If the kid thought the drinking and driving laws did not apply to him, why would he think the needing a drivers license laws apply to him?

    That term was affluenza, not influenza.
    You don't go to prison for a 1st time DUI, however when you're on parole and get caught driving when your license is suspended (drunk or not) - you go back to prison to finish your sentence. If you have 10 years of parole - you go back for 10 years (that is only if he was sentenced to prison)..

    The kid belongs in prison until he's well into his 20's but destroying his life because he was a clown at the age of 16 is just not right (probation is not right). The kid 10-15 years from now should have the opportunity to lead a productive "average Joe" life (after prison).... Hes a kid man....

    It appears some want retribution for this - if that's the case may as well string him up right now...

    IMO, you can blame the judge for this one - he was the one that slapped him on the wrist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Naw, not for life....... The kid is obviously an arrogant little prick (or at least that was the defense) but people change...... He certainly shouldn't be allowed to drive for a very long time but he is still a kid and kids do make mistakes but this mistake does not warrant a slap on the wrist - the kid belongs in prison to think about what he did and he can start from the bottom up when he's 25-27 years old then have 10 years of parole after that.

    You really want to **** with this kid, put him in prison and take away his privileges - no commissary (meaning; TV, junk food, creature comforts) unless he works, no phone calls, no letters - no nothing.... Cut his "influenza" privileged clown ass off from the world.
    I disagree. Losing driving privileges for life may sound severe but so does the death of four innocent people. Who knows what the four deceased dreams and aspirations were or how many family and friends were forever affected by this.

    Of course many say if he ignores the law regarding driving drunk he will have no problem driving without a license. That is true, but each time he gets pulled over he is going to get hit heavily. He will just have to use public transportation. It isn't like we are giving him the death penalty that he gave the four victims. They need to quit babying drunk drivers and nail them hard.

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