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hawkguy 02-07-2014 02:13 PM

embarrassed for texas today
 
if this had happened in NY, i wouldn't have been all that surprised (no offense NYer's).

i am absolutely floored that a judge and jury bought this LOAD of CRAP!

"affluenza?".....makes me truly ill!

affluenza.....the defense theory that rich kids cannot be held responsible for their actions.....how can this be seen any other way?

well, at least we have a case now that proves what everyone already knew. now they have just put a name to it. the wealthy are above the law in the US....now it has a fancy name. :mad:

all of texas should hang its head in shame over this case.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/us/texas-affluenza-teen/

rocshaman 02-07-2014 02:45 PM

From now on that spoiled rotten kid will know he can get away with anything. It's disgusting.

alsaqr 02-07-2014 03:09 PM

Burning question: How much that judges ruling cost the kids parents?

danf_fl 02-07-2014 03:23 PM

Keep an eye on that judge. If he drives a new Mercedes.....

SSGN_Doc 02-07-2014 03:36 PM

An uncomfortable precedent to be sure. Other cases may crop up in the future now that this is established in court ruling. Affluence, is one, but if someone is raised in extreme poverty or can demonstrate a lack of parental guidance, or a skewed sense of moral norms from criminal or morally bereft parents, does that make crimes excusable? I'm truely concerned about the errosion of personal responsibility and accountability. I see it creeping into the military now, where a junior enlisted person can do something that is clearly wrong, but it is the fault of their supervisory leadership, for not providing the proper guidance, or adequate supervison.

dango 02-07-2014 06:30 PM

I don,t see this as a personallyTexas issue , but a corrupt system problem ! Money has power where ever it is .!

orangello 02-07-2014 06:37 PM

Surely there was something else to this case???

manta 02-07-2014 06:43 PM

Unbelievable.

paintsplat 02-07-2014 06:43 PM

The, its not my fault mentality, just got another name

hawkguy 02-07-2014 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1500703)
An uncomfortable precedent to be sure. Other cases may crop up in the future now that this is established in court ruling. Affluence, is one, but if someone is raised in extreme poverty or can demonstrate a lack of parental guidance, or a skewed sense of moral norms from criminal or morally bereft parents, does that make crimes excusable? I'm truely concerned about the errosion of personal responsibility and accountability. I see it creeping into the military now, where a junior enlisted person can do something that is clearly wrong, but it is the fault of their supervisory leadership, for not providing the proper guidance, or adequate supervison.

right on the money! if they can make an argument that a rich parents lack of supervision is responsible (vs the offender)...then they will CERTAINLY use this same argument for poor kids who grew up w/o the proper guidance.

the only difference being the poor kids won't have high dollar lawyers to actually make such a ludicrous defense work.

same old story. in our court system...money talks.......then rich folks walk.

at least it has a name now. :mad:


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