Texas Tries Again to Put Drunk-Driving Teen Behind Bars

December 19, 2013
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  • December 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    insurance is fun! says:
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    If you’re so rich that you have no way of knowing killing people is wrong, you’re certainly too rich to know that stealing beer, consuming too much of it, and then getting behind the wheel is wrong.

    Right?

    • December 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm
      Cheetoh Mulligan says:
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      Sounds like you are agreeing with the Affluenza defense?
      People know right from wrong. In the case of the rich, and in the case of many high paid athletes, they just think they are above the law and can buy their out of a jam. You’ll never convince me that Aaron Hernandez didn’t know that killing that guy was wrong; he just figured he could get away with it like Ray Lewis did. Same with this kid. You cannot avoid a billboard or TV commercial telling us that drinking and driving don’t mix. He just counted on his parent’s money to buy him out of the jam…again.

      • December 23, 2013 at 9:41 am
        KY jw says:
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        I think insurance is fun!was being sarcastic.

    • December 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm
      txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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      Just execute him already. He’s obviously retarded and that’s how they roll in Texico!!!

  • December 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    jet says:
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    It’s a case of one law for the rich, one law for the poor. This kid – 16 years old – got drunk/high & drove a vehicle impaired. He killed people & permanently, seriously injured others. He should be jailed. So should his parents who let him drink & drive & live alone unsupervised.

  • December 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Larry says:
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    I am shocked that this is a Texas case. It sounds more like a case out of Berkley, CA. The judge must have graduated from Berkley Law School and then got loss going home and ended up in Texas. If this kid had come from any average household he would be in jail for the 20 yrs the prosecutor wanted. His attitude towards personal respondsibility will not change with 10 years of probation and couseling. All that he will remeber is that he beat the system. In this case I hope the parents get sued back to blue collar wages for the rest of their lives.

    • December 20, 2013 at 9:04 am
      txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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      • December 20, 2013 at 10:22 am
        Brokie says:
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        heh heh. Well said. If an urban or rural young person stole a pair of jeans from Walmarx, they’d be in prison.

  • December 20, 2013 at 11:10 am
    Huh! says:
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    This child needs tough counselling and his parents should foot the bill. This child also needs to at least spend the 3 year term allowed by law. As to punishing the parents for their parenting style, it’s too late. The damage has been done. Additionally, a child might receive the best training in the world and still make very poor choices. Each one of us must bear the responsibility for our own choices.

  • December 23, 2013 at 11:16 am
    Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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    There is no doubt in my mind that this punk should be locked up. In fact, he is old enough to be tried as an adult, based on the seriousness of the crime. The slap on the wrist that he got will only teach him that he can get away with anything. He difinitely should be held responsible for his own actions; he’s old enough to know.

    That being said, his parents should also be held accountable (key word being “also”, not “instead”). While a parent can’t control what their child does 24/7, they at the very least are responsible for whatever takes place on their property (e.g. drinking, drug use). Many parents have been jailed for alcohol consumption by minors on their property. These parents were not only negligent, but criminally negligent for allowing a teen in their custody to live, unsupervised, by himself in the first place, unless he had been emancipated. If he had been emancipated, and the parents bought him a home, that would be a different story. Since he was still in their custody, they are also responsible.

  • December 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm
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    So his parents want to send him to an expensive rehab facility in California, and the judge agreed that “he might not get the kind of intensive therapy in a state-run program that he could receive at the California facility.”

    Am I missing something here? When you drive drunk and kill four people, I don’t care what kind of “intensive therapy” you receive. Jail will be “intensive” enough and he’ll certainly learn how to live without booze and drugs. Lock him up!



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