Affluenza

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Affluenza

PostBy: Rwalker On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:47 pm

Need more proof that we are spiraling down the crapper?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/11/us/texas-teen-dwi-wreck/

To the defense, the youth is himself a victim -- of "affluenza," according to one psychologist -- the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy.

To a judge, who sentenced Couch to 10 years' probation but no jail time, he's a defendant in need of treatment.


This was the sort of think I was speaking of when I wrote my "Open Letter To Parents" post. Are you kidding me? The kid is white and rich, so he gets to kill 4 people in a drunk driving accident and get away with therapy and probation??

This kid is a product of piss poor parenting, and all this sentence does is further show him, and others, that there are no consequences in life as long as mommy and daddy are there to sweep up the mess.

Lawyers for Couch, 16, had argued that the teen's parents should share part of the blame for the crash because they never set limits for the boy and gave him everything he wanted.

According to CNN affiliate WFAA, a psychologist called by the defense described Couch as a product of "affluenza."

He reportedly testified that the teen's family felt wealth bought privilege, and that Couch's life could be turned around with one to two years of treatment and no contact with his parents.


No rules, no boundaries, do whatever the hell you want. Great way to raise your kid. And when he really screws up and takes 4 innocent lives, you protect him.

I say lock him up. 20 years HARD time with big Bubba cellmates. Make sure his parents compensate every family that lost someone to the tune of making them poor. Don't want your kid to end up this way? Stop raising them like they are disserved everything and start handing out ass-whoopins when they are called for. Set boundaries and make sure you stick to your guns. Don't warn them, act on it.

I hope this judge is booted and this kid gets a real prison sentence.
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: mozz On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:51 pm

The judges are the problem.
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: cabinover On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:29 am

Makes me sick just thinking about it.
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:38 am

I see the same type of "affluenza" thing here in Taxachusetts with middle income families. Most often when the parents are immigrants. While the parents came here, worked their collective butts off to provide, learn and be a part of "The Dream" many of their children are spoiled rotten. They only explanation I have been able to deduce is the parents didn't want their kids to struggle like they did, so the kids got basically a free pass. That and parents trying to be "friends" with their children and not parents.

Killing someone while driving drunk is MURDER in my eyes. 1st degree. Everyone knows the dangers of drinking and driving. Even a snot nosed 16 year old of extreme privilege. Once you cross the line while intoxicated and drive a car I think the "premeditation" requirement for 1st Degree Murder has been satisfied.
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:54 am

Right on the money with all that OD-- the only thing I think you missed was parents just being to lazy to be actual parents :(
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:11 am

freetown fred wrote:the only thing I think you missed was parents just being to lazy to be actual parents


Sorry for the oversight there FF. :oops:

Our Judicial system is as broken as the other 2 branches of "our" Government. When both Judges and Prosecutors drop the ball like they did in this case people lose faith in the system. I blame the Prosecutors for asking for 20 years. (Even though that appears to be the max) and of course the Judge for giving a 4x murderer practically NO CONSEQUENCES for his actions.

The DA should have filed MURDER 1 charges along with the DWI charge. This kids blood alcohol level was .24 THREE HOURS after the accident. Three times the legal limit in most if not all States. This wasn't a case of some kid having a beer or two and had an accident. One in which alcohol may or may not have been a factor. This kid was doing some serious drinking and the fact he wasn't passed out at that level tells me he has had some serious experience drinking and at a very young age. This kid knew the dangers, choose to ignore them and now 4 people are dead. 2 more with life altering injuries and he gets 10 years probation

Just kind of surprised this happened in Texas. I would expect this here in MA..
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:54 am

mozz wrote:The judges are the problem.

AND lawyers.

Just FYI, 99.9% of MA politicians are lawyers. I rest my case ... :sick:
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:09 am

I know our judicial system did not take my suggestion of taking rapists & child molesters and hanging them publicly by their balls, so I would think any of my suggestions to them in this pathetic situation, would also be ignored :(
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: Rwalker On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Sure, the courts are messed up. No doubt about it. It goes far beyond this incident. But in this case, this starts at HOME. I don't care how much money you make there is no excuse for bringing a life into this world and ignoring it to the point where it goes out and steals beer, gets trashed, and kills 4 people. Mom and dad don't want to parent or they are too busy keeping up with the neighbors, so little johnny is parented by Facebook and handed everything he asks for to shut him up and get him out of their hair. This kid needs severe punishment. I bet he never got so much as a smack on the ass for misbehaving. The parents also need punished for failing to do the most important job in the world: raise a respectable young man who is a productive citizen, not a leech on the world.

I cant even imagine what I would do if I caught my 15 year old kid in a car with a passed out, naked 14 year old girl. He would get his ass kicked up between his shoulder blades and I would drag him to the local PD and press charges.

If it was ever one of my kids killed by some jack ass like this, I just don't know what I would do. There has to be justice.

If this were a poor white kid he would be facing 20 years in an adult prison...
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:54 am

Looks like the prosecuters are not giving up. Problem is they back in front of the same limp wristed pinko Judge who gave him no jail time. Looks like the mental disease of Liberalism has infested the GREAT State of Texas... The Republilc is in bad shape...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/12/17 ... .html?rh=1

Meanwhile several lawsuits have been filed against the parents as well. Hit em' in the wallet I say. :P
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:06 am

How in the world can you inject this as a liberal or conservative thing? This is a wealthy against non wealthy, if you look up this judges record she has put plenty of young boys in juvenile jails for a lot lesser crimes. IMO it's just another case of going back to the old days of the reason ours & many other countries have so many good laws. The trouble is we as a nation have allowed laws to be changed way too far & even made to exclude some while not others. :mad:
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:10 am

It's just that liberal judges tend to have a history of letting people walk that should be in the crossbar motel instead. MA for example feels bad for child molesters, and regularly lets them walk after committing unspeakable crimes against children. :sick: :mad:
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:17 am

Is it the same for all Smitty or just the few? It isn't only a Ma. thing, look at the Penn State case, that was allowed to go on for years & more kids while they refused to prosecute because it would hurt the football program.
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:55 am

It just seems to happen more here than anyplace else. But, I also live here so of course we're the first to hear of such things ...

But, I'm talking about at the judicial level - looks like the coverup of that PA incident happened at the school and never made it that far. It's no secret MA is loaded with activist, lifetime judges that rule on emotion rather than common sense .

Still don't make it right no matter where it happens - I think we can agree on that one.
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Re: Affluenza

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:45 am

Smitty, I found this on line, pretty hard to believe but I guess it happens. I certainly wouldn't know the only things I inherited were my baldness & a couple of Rigid pipe wrenches (which I still have all of) this kid has his own home.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -home.html
By the way the Penn State thing was all the way to the AG long before & never followed up on. & your as always easy solution of everything being a lib's fault the parents & judge are both con's, not that it matters to those involved.
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