posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 01:10 PM
reply to post by TechUnique
1- I understand, and agree with
modified sentencing for psychological reasons. I believe intent is an important element of being "guilty"
of a crime, as is understanding right from wrong.
But this is way, way
too far. And not understanding consequences
(or being able to associate "okay, I, personally will face
consequences for this") is not the same thing as not understanding right from wrong. And I do not feel that believing one is, or should be "above
consequence" is a valid defense.
As such, this verdict is an insult to the justice system. Sorry.. I should say "the legal system" since it rarely seems "just" anymore.
2- With crap like this:
This was the argument, mind you, used in the defense:
He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example, Miller said Couch's parents gave no punishment after police ticketed the then-15-year-old when
he was found in a parked pickup with a passed out, undressed 14-year-old girl. Miller also pointed out that Couch was allowed to drive at 13. He said
the teen was emotionally flat and needed years of therapy. At the time of the fatal wreck, Couch had a blood alcohol content of .24, said Tarrant
County Sheriff Dee Anderson. It is illegal for a minor to drive with any amount of alcohol in his or her system.
No wonder many mega-wealthy people don't seem to give half a fart whether their business practices are hurting the country, or taking advantage of
thousands, or millions of people, so long as they personally benefit. They're raising sociopaths. And they know it. This has to
I predict if the trends I'm seeing in society continue, we will one day see an all-out class war.
You 1%-ers out there better make sure you're paying your security guys very well to inspire loyalty, for when that day comes. Because there is a
of contempt for this kind of thing out there. It's gone too far, for too long. And now, they're more or less literally getting away with