Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Toss the Little Bugger in Jail and Throw Away the Key - Affluenza My Arse

Remember young Ethan Couch?  He's the juvi drunk driver who ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in Fort Worth in 2013, killing four of them.

Ethan's rich parents hired a team of crack lawyers who got the judge to believe the punk was suffering from "affluenza." They said his affluent upbringing was largely responsible for this crash and he should be let off lightly. They argued that he was so spoiled that he couldn't tell wrong from right and, in any case, he was much too spoiled to be tossed in jail. The judge agreed, sentencing Ethan to treatment for alcohol abuse and 10-years probation.

Now, just a few years later, Ethan has skipped his mandatory meetings with his probation officer. Authorities have been unable to locate him or his mother. They've been looking for the probationer due to a recent video posted to the internet in which he appears to be drinking again.

A judge has issued a "directive to apprehend" - the juvi equivalent of an arrest warrant.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Money Talks; ask Michael Campbell!!

The Mound of Sound said...

Michael Campbell? Refresh my memory.

LeDaro said...

He is beyond rehabilitation. In general I believe in rehabilitation but this idiot belongs in the cooler.

Dana said...

See, this is why I get nervous when talk turns to the younger generation stepping up. Sociopathy run rampant in a couple of generations of "high esteem" kids raised to believe everything they do is wonderful, they cannot fail, there are no wrong decisions, consequences are someone else's problem.

The Mound of Sound said...

This kid is the product of real 'trailer trash' parents who somehow managed to get rich. The mother and the father are both scofflaws going way back.

Anonymous said...

In the second picture does he look like Hitler?

deb Scott said...

I still wonder how the judge got away with this ...its sad that in america there is such a different style of justice, for rich/poor, white/black
its insane that he accepted affluenza without bursting into a giggling fit. I wonder how much money passed hands.

Kim said...

I think anon meant Gordon Campbell's brother, a self styled "money expert" who appears regularly on Global "News". He's an asshole.