Kid Gets Away With Deaths Because He’s Wealthy

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Dec. 13, 2013

 

 

Patrick Bateman would be giving the attorneys for Ethan Couch a slow clap right now. That’s because they successfully kept their client out of jail and got him sentenced to only ten years’ probation for driving drunk and killing four people standing on the side of the road. Prosecutors had hoped to get the maximum of 20 years in prison for the 16 year old drunk driver. However they hadn’t counted on the mind blistering “Affluenza” defense. Not to be confused with “influenza” (The Flu!) – which you may feel like you have after hearing of the “brilliant” defense. Affluenza is what psychologist G. Dick Miller  argued that young Ethan suffered from; he was so wealthy and privileged and his parents spoiled him so much, that he did not understand the consequences of his actions. Basically being a wealthy kid is like being drunk all the time; you don’t know what you’re doing and can’t be held responsible for shitting on the couch! But money makes all problems go away. “So don’t worry bro, I’ll buy you a new couch!” If you have money, got drunk like Ethan and killed someone you might want to get G. Dick Miller on your defense team:

 Sounds like you may not “all be equally worthless” after all. Instead of getting ridden in prison, Ethan is going to get to ride horses in a posh rehab facility. Must be nice! What about the psychological damage we are all receiving from listening to G. Dick Miller explain “Affluenza?” So how do you guys feel about Ethan Couch? Did he get the punishment he deserves or is there “a separate legal system for rich people?”

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323 comments
treyert
treyert User

I would kill him. Slowly. Very, very slowly. 

A-cat-Called-Quest
A-cat-Called-Quest User

I bet the first month in Prison would cure him of his condition.

Rpaulson
Rpaulson User

I want to throw the meanest Mike Tyson uppercut ever on that smug little bitches face.

Abel-Petersen
Abel-Petersen User

Every single people is important, That kid who did like that, thats just insane, not deserve a licens, after this behavior, he needed sended to prison, and think about what he done in many years.

Rod Alpert
Rod Alpert

I was involved in a car crash where a high school kid ran a red light, hit a truck in the next lane, pushed it into my lane, my truck hit that truck broadside, killed the lady driving it instantly, the kid that caused the accident got three months of probation and didn't even apologize to the grieving husband that lost the love of his life, I took the husband a ham for the holidays since it happened during the holiday season and I took him photos of the accident in case he needed them, then he came to me and said he could no longer live in the home they shared, so I built the husband a new home at a deep discount and felt guilty over the whole thing for quite some time and I didn't even cause the accident.

tunk31
tunk31 User

He knew that he hadn't ought to have been driving drunk while driving. Everyone has this sense of knowing what they ought to do and had not ought to do at every moment of the day. Everyone knows how to make an excuse for something and regardless of where you are in the world the same rules apply.  At least he knew that he was breaking the law. Not knowing what are the consequences are to breaking the law is not a defence because no one knows what the sentence will be until the judge determines it,  He should not go to an adult jail because of his age but he should go to a juvenile facility that will introduce a common and real experience that teaches him about the impact and nature of his crime. He has to experience his sentence without the benefits of his wealth, Based on his defence this type of sentence would best fit the crime. 

Katherine Thompson
Katherine Thompson

you people just shock me that u still think it's the parents that are to blame for the actions of their children , , someone gave birth to satin and he was an angle of god , so his mother and father did it right , grow up , children pick up things the moment they are allowed to interact with others , they come out the way they are , and turn out they way they do , because of they way they view things , they way they take things in , they learn behavuerl patterns from parent , but everything else is coping .

Bobby Causer
Bobby Causer

pretty sad when its all about money and not justice, if they let us raise kids the way we were wouldent be like this.......maybe

Mary Gugala
Mary Gugala

this kind of thing is what happens when there is no discipline and they have no respect

Henry Staggs
Henry Staggs

This is such bullshit ... He is used to getting what he wants, so he gets away with murdering four people .... I am so pissed

Christopher Church
Christopher Church

Our real world has officially became subject to South Park rules..

aniwaniwa
aniwaniwa User

betcha if he was a black kid he'd be doin time if not death row.

even if he was dirt poor white kid he'd get a few years. worst thing is noone will di anything about it

Chamnap Love Khmer
Chamnap Love Khmer

if the jail cannot deal with him, I would deal with him even if I have to sacrifice the life of everyone

Ontarioguy
Ontarioguy User

Conservatives don't do jail.

Keith Baum
Keith Baum

Or maybe because he is a 16 year old minor...

Thomas C Arena Jr
Thomas C Arena Jr

All you people care about is the fact that his family is rich, you're forgetting he is a child. You're all ignorant. I'm willing to bet more than half of you have driven intoxicated but because you were fortunate not to kill an innocent bystander, you feel like you're entitled to come on here and say stupid shit.

Sara Fergie
Sara Fergie

i'd be on my way to maximum security prison for carefully planned out, honest to goodness premeditated murder. maybe that isn't the christian and forgiving way but like hell if i'd let the little bastard get away with killing my loved ones.

Theresa Culpepper
Theresa Culpepper

Sickening! I used to date an overly protected person. They don't have the same mindset as the 99% of the rest of us do.

Eve D. Andrews
Eve D. Andrews

Does this mean everytime he does something wrong, that he will get away with it because of his money? What the heck is going on here? So can every rich person get away with murder, too? This is SO sick!

Ingrid Baker
Ingrid Baker

Not really, things can happen in life that can cause the richest people to lose everything. I'm pretty sure the family members of the dead people are going to sue his parents now, so chances are they can lose everything (which may be a good thing)

Alan J. Torres
Alan J. Torres

"His parents are not going to be there to protect him forever." But his parents' MONEY (the reason why he got free) will always be there.

Cheryl Ann Meshke
Cheryl Ann Meshke

I guess this does teach him money gets you out of everything

blisteringlogic
blisteringlogic User

Yeah, probation for killing 4 people, that sounds just about right for America today...

Rpaulson
Rpaulson User

@Christopher Spottswood  - you've got to be f-king kidding me...this kid killed four people. He was high and drunk. What the hell else is there to say about it? He's deserves many years in federal pound you in the ass prison.

Gianni-Grossi-187
Gianni-Grossi-187 User

just another 'shame on you america' - why not send the parents to jail then, I mean, it's their fault, they caused his 'affluenza'. They should be equally responsible.

David-Danek-984
David-Danek-984

Since the parents caused the problem (spoiling this POS), then the parents should serve the 20+ year sentence, and take away their money and let this brat make out his own living.


Gianni-Grossi-187
Gianni-Grossi-187 User

So if its his parents fault for spoiling him, when are they going to jail?

Roger Guy
Roger Guy

this proves the America justice system sucks ! :( the rich gain wale the poor suffers TRULY WTF !

Roger Moungef
Roger Moungef

It should go to the top court,if he walks then,all judges should be fired

Joey Krazyoake
Joey Krazyoake

like his daddy said ....if you got money you got nuttin to worry about.

Dennis Pantano
Dennis Pantano

if he got jail time pretty boy would come out of jail as patrice !!! nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk !!

Stanley L. Krawczyk
Stanley L. Krawczyk

The Judge (if you can call him that) should be arrested! I wonder how he would feel if it was his family that died?

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

Omg, this comment made me laugh so hard! I'm not sure how some can give birth to a fabric like satin and I have no idea what the hell a "behavuerl pattern" is.  Also, what kind of angle of god did they give birth to, acute or obtuse? Take a nap Kat, you're drunk posting again.

treyert
treyert User

Katherine, shut the fuck up!

Firemind
Firemind User

It is the parents to blame, a child's actions directly reflect the discipline at home. The fact of the matter is this, the generation that is up and coming are a bunch of soft foot, lazy, ill mannered morons. And that is a direct result of not getting their asses kicked when they needed it at a younger age. We as a society have bought into this psychological BS that whipping your kids is bad for them, and because of us believing such bull, kids do what they please when they want, and no consequences are to be had for shitty behavior. These children are handed everything, and expect it to continue happening in the real world. And now, this judge, and this jury, are only cementing that attitude into the kids that will one day be our future. I'm 26 years old, and had my ass kicked accordingly when I was younger. I did not finish highschool, but I can spell, read, and write correctly, math is not a problem, and neither is common sense. I have a full time job, and had moved out of my house by 22. You become a decent person by being disciplined as a child. Plain and simple. Not disciplining your kids by means of corporal punishment is only crippling them in their adult years. As is medicating them when something happens such as a death in the family or losing a friend because they are diagnosed with "Depression."  They don't develop their coping skills that are needed later in life. And when something truly traumatic happens, they simply commit suicide. All of this is a direct link to over drugging and less discipline. 

ApotheosisTK117
ApotheosisTK117 User

Dude are you kidding me? He's not a child, he's old enough to drive and only two years away from being a legal adult. That's plenty old enough to know that, guess what, driving while intoxicated is illegal. It's a law that goes along with driving, which, again, he is old enough to do. Guess what else? He killed people while doing it. Like others here have said, I knew what I was doing at 16, and if I killed four people, I would have been prepared to go to prison because that's what a 16-year-old murderer deserves. The Columbine shooters were only in high school, you think if they didn't commit suicide that the law would have been on their side? Hell no. They were murderers and so is this delinquent. He should be in prison. You're the ignorant one here, as you refuse to see that people are corrupted and money rules this country, its government, and its legal system. The fattest wallet always comes out on top and this is the most shamefully obvious example.