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Old 12-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #31
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His legal defense was that he was spoiled by his parents

Couch didn’t literally get out of jail because he slipped the judge a check. But with 20 years of jail — yes, 20 years — looming as a possible punishment for Couch, his attorney had the brilliant idea of bringing in psychologist Dr. G. Dick Miller to testify on Couch’s behalf. Dr. Miller’s testimony on the stand focused on Couch’s wealth: the teenager, he said, had grown up amid privilege and had often expected his money to get him out of trouble. Therefore, Couch did not have a basic understanding of consequences.

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Miller said Couch’s parents gave him “freedoms no young person should have.” He called Couch a product of “affluenza,” where his family felt that wealth bought privilege and there was no rational link between behavior and consequences.

He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example, Miller said Couch’s parents gave no punishment after police ticketed the then-15-year-old when he was found in a parked pickup with a passed out, undressed, 14-year-old girl.

affluenza, what the f*ck is that and how does that get one off. Must be nice. And holy shyt at the previous run in. Probably took advantage of the chick. Scumbag.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #32
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So he gets off because he has no understanding of consequences for his actions...

Nice.... Thanks to the judge he still has no understanding of consequences for his actions
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:55 PM   #33
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Scumbag shit indeed...but that defense attorney is probably rich as ****, dude pulled one sexy move to get the ol' boy off.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:55 PM   #34
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he's not getting 10 years of treatment, he's gonna be on paper for 10 years.

If he screws up within the 10 years, the judge could impose jail time on the original crime.

I agree that locking the kid up doesn't do anything really, but in most instances, even if alcohol wasn't a factor, there would be jail time in a case like this.

This kid had a BAC of over .2 That's ridiculous for anyone, let alone a 16 year old kid.

I bet some money changed hands for this sentence. It's shocking. It's disgusting. The judge should step down from the bench after doling out that sentence. It REEKS of corruption.

totally agreed. Got damn this story pisses me off.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #35
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So he gets off because he has no understanding of consequences for his actions...

Nice.... Thanks to the judge he still has no understanding of consequences for his actions

How about that. So his next run in with the law he could say the same thing and also use this judge as a reference.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #36
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How about that. So his next run in with the law he could say the same thing and also use this judge as a reference.
ha... yep..
Kid's attorney just added another contact in the kid's "people I blame for why I'm f*cked up" folder
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:24 PM   #37
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Your state strikes again.
yes, money has no impact on the legal system in the other 49 states...
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How about that. So his next run in with the law he could say the same thing and also use this judge as a reference.

Nah, they'll let him burn the next time. I'm betting his old man pulled a pretty big favor so he won't have another to play. Not to mention the debt he owes to whoever set it all up with the court.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #39
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What's ridiculous is the reasoning behind the judges sentence was that the kid had never been punished properly. So I guess letting him off the hook again is the answer?
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #40
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Thats messed up imo he deserves the death penalty

I feel we are way too reluctant in issuing death sentences in cases like this where guilt is clear.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #41
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I get busted with marijuana I'm doing 5 years. This scumbag piece of shyt kills 4 people and is free. Must be nice.
You been to court yet?
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:32 PM   #42
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The 4 people he killed must have been black or some other minorities
the victims were mentioned in the story


Breanna Mitchell


Killed: Hollie Boyles, 52, and her daughter, Shelby Boyles, 21, were helping out the driver of a broken down SUV when they were struck and killed by Couch's out-of-control pickup


Killed: Brian Jennings, 41, was parked on the side of the road when Ethan Couch's pickup truck drove into him and three others


Sergio Molina remains in a coma


Soliman Mohmand, right, was seriously injured. They were both riding in Couch's truck when the cash occured


there were 2 minorities injured, both were riding with the white killer couch.

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'Money always seems to keep (Couch) out of trouble,' Eric Boyles, whose wife and daughter were killed in the June 15 crash, told the Star Telegram after sentencing. 'Ultimately today, I felt that money did prevail. If (he) had been any other youth, I feel like the circumstances would have been different.'

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Old 12-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #43
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guys, people aren't getting life sentences for having pot on them...some of you are REALLY exaggerating that

Nate Newton of the Dallas Cowboys:

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On November 4, 2001 police in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, arrested Newton after he was found to have 213 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop of Newton's white van.[3] Five weeks later, on December 12, 2001, Newton was again stopped in Texas and was arrested after a search of his vehicle revealed he possessed 175 pounds of marijuana.[4] He was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for drug trafficking, and has since reportedly gone straight

so he got caught with a van full of pot...213 lbs (not exactly a dime bag)...and did NO TIME...THEN 5 weeks later got caught doing the same thing (while on probation I assume) and did 30 months.

basically you have to be a big team supplier of pot and get caught multiple times to do just a couple years...
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #44
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You been to court yet?

Huh? Make sense when you reply to me.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #45
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Huh? Make sense when you reply to me.
Haha, idiot.

You should have added an "if" to that first sentence. You made it sound like you were about to do time.

But I'm the one not making sense.
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