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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Total injustice in this case and the whole system seems to need an overhaul here.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Ethan Couch, the rich kid who got probation for killing four people while driving drunk, and his mother are both missing. Earlier this month, Couch missed a scheduled probation check-in. His probation officer obtained a warrant for him, but officers were unable to locate either Couch or his mother. The father/husband claims to have no idea where they are.
Couch "served time" at a treatment facility in west Texas, and finished up there several months ago. His treatment worked wonders apparently, as video recently surfaced of Couch at a party playing beer pong. The person who posted the video claims to have more video of him at the party. Investigators are looking in to the video.
(Included the second link because the picture of him rather clearly shows his lack of give a damn, which I find amazing)
Juvenile law is designed that way (which is understandable but in this case a problem). Its designed to allow the minors the benefit of the doubt that their actions were based on age / lack of maturity.
Critics have also complained that the presiding judge—District Judge Jean Boyd—gave a much harsher sentence to another 16-year-old intoxicated driver 10 years earlier. In February 2004, Boyd sentenced Eric Bradlee Miller to 20 years, telling him, "the court is aware you had a sad childhood ... I hope you will take advantage of the services [offered by the Texas Youth Commission] and turn your life around."Miller had killed one victim, not four, and had a much lower blood alcohol level (0.11 compared to Couch's 0.24) but was from a much poorer family.[
originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: Shamrock6
I'm unclear as to the parents relationship now. I can't tell if they're divorced, or live in multiple houses and just weren't together when authorities came knocking.
The parents divorced in 07.