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#1    green_dude777

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=us_c1

Yeah, I've had some friends get DUI's and serve several weeks in jail, and they didn't even wreck or hurt anybody.  Guess they should've been born to a wealthy family instead of being a commoner.


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16 year old steals beer, drives drunk (3x legal limit, .24), kills 4 people, gets 10 years probation because he suffers from "affluenza", which means he's spoiled and doesn't know any better.  No jail time.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

I agree with you about this child getting off way too easily, green. However, I don't think that jail is the answer for dui infractions. I like the device I've heard about requiring a driver to breathe into a device before the vehicle can be started. Those who wreck and hurt/kill someone else should have that plus a few years volunteering at a hospital where they have to deal directly with people who are injured in some way.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

Money talks.

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He described Couch as "emotionally flat," but told the court he could be rescued with at least two years of therapy and no contact with his parents.
Couch's father, Fred Couch, owner of a Fort Worth sheet metal manufacturing company, has agreed to pay for the treatment, Opposing Views said. Couch's lawyers are recommending a $450,000-a-year rehabilitation facility in Newport Beach, Calif.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:53 PM

i hope relatives of ppl he killed take him to civil court and sue his family for every single penny they got

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:55 PM

View Postaztek, on 12 December 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

i hope relatives of ppl he killed take him to civil court and sue his family for every single penny they got

It won't be every penny... by what I understand, Texas has caps on their civil lawsuits.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:02 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 12 December 2013 - 04:34 PM, said:

I agree with you about this child getting off way too easily, green. However, I don't think that jail is the answer for dui infractions. I like the device I've heard about requiring a driver to breathe into a device before the vehicle can be started. Those who wreck and hurt/kill someone else should have that plus a few years volunteering at a hospital where they have to deal directly with people who are injured in some way.

DUI infraction?

He KILLED FOUR PEOPLE, almost killed a fifth, and left another in an almost vegetative state.  In some states it's even considered murder if you kill someone while under the influence.

No, probation and delivering flowers in a hospital aren't enough for *******s like this.

Edited by Rafterman, 12 December 2013 - 05:06 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:06 PM

View Postgreen_dude777, on 12 December 2013 - 04:55 PM, said:

It won't be every penny... by what I understand, Texas has caps on their civil lawsuits.

i wonder what does texas law says about killing 4 ppl while driving drunk.

may be the relatives could "stay their grounds" , :whistle:

Edited by aztek, 12 December 2013 - 05:07 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:19 PM

Justice is served, as long as you pay it enough.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:24 PM

British Justice is about the same,I  guess the judges all have something in common,they're all lunatics and fall over backwards to help the accused.And defence lawyers have no conscience as long as they win.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:55 PM

The judge is almost asking for one of the parents to take matters into their own hands with such a travesty of justice.

Edited by Razer, 12 December 2013 - 05:56 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:54 PM

Wow this makes my brain hurt. He should be going to jail for vehicular manslaughter/homicide/whatever it would be for the deaths at the very least.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

Apparently, he also had Valium in his system as well.....

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Couch's blood alcohol reading was .24 and he also had a Valium in his system after he and a group of friends stole alcohol from Walmart, drank it and later piled into his pick-up truck.


Link: http://www.dailymail...l-hes-rich.html

This isn't the first time he's been in trouble with the law either.....

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June's car crash wasn't the first time underage drinking had got Couch in trouble.
In February of this year, in the town Lakeside, northwest of Fort Worth, police found Couch with a 12-ounce can of beer and a 1.75-liter bottle of vodka in the early hours and gave him two citations - one for being a minor in possession of alcohol, the other for consuming alcohol as a minor.



Link: http://www.dailymail...l-hes-rich.html

And it gets worse....

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Psychologist G. Dick Miller testified for the defense that Couch suffered from "affluenza," a condition in which "his family felt that wealth bought privilege and there was no rational link between behavior and consequences," KHOU reported.
Miller said Couch's parents never punished him for his behavior, even when, in a separate incident, cops found him passed out in a car with a naked 14-year-old girl.

Link: http://www.huffingto..._n_4426722.html

Edited by Kowalski, 12 December 2013 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:33 PM

First offense in Mississippi you can get a 2 day stint in jail and about 1000 dollar fine + court costs and the joy of never working for MANY companies again - EVER.  But if you have 5 thousand to throw to an attorney, suddenly it can go away like it never happened UNLESS you get a second one.  It's all about clipping the folks for cash on that first offense - which almost anyone could be guilty of at some point.  I am NOT defending DUI - it has horrible consequences and should be dealt with severely - but it should be dealt with equally for all.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

View PostKowalski, on 12 December 2013 - 07:13 PM, said:

Apparently, he also had Valium in his system as well.....



Link: http://www.dailymail...l-hes-rich.html

This isn't the first time he's been in trouble with the law either.....



Link: http://www.dailymail...l-hes-rich.html

And it gets worse....



Link: http://www.huffingto..._n_4426722.html

And I wonder how many more graves he's going to fill thanks to this ruling.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:03 PM

View PostRafterman, on 12 December 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

And I wonder how many more graves he's going to fill thanks to this ruling.

I'm wondering the same thing. :(





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