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How's That Affluenza Decision Working Out For You, Texas?

Wouldn't you know it? Vehicular homicide deserves no clemency, in this case.

Any parent who enables their child to the degree that Ethan Couch's parents have gone to is just asking for more problems, and here they are. Couch was the recipient and beneficiary of the "Affluenza Defense" where he was underage both driving and drinking and killed four people. He was given ten years probation, and part of his conditions included staying away from drugs and alcohol.

The Sheriff of Tarrant County, just west of Dallas, which includes wealthy suburbs of Fort Worth, Dee Anderson, had already predicted this. He told Fox and Friends' Brian Kilmeade that the lack of remorse for his horrific, life-shattering crime portended to this exact irresponsible behavior. To make matters worse, the Sheriff believes his mother is directly aiding and abetting Ethan with his convenient disappearance. The lengths his parents went to in order to keep him out of doing even one day in jail, gave the Sheriff a bad feeling that this would not be a way to rehabilitate this young man and serve justice. He has obviously been proven correct.

Couch’s lawyers issued the following statement about the disappearance on Tuesday night.

We have recently learned that, for the last several days, the juvenile probation officer has been unable to make contact with Ethan or his mother with whom he has been residing. It is our understanding that the Court has issued a directive to apprehend to have Ethan detained because he is out of contact with his probation officer.

The teen’s disappearance also comes after a video recently surfaced on social media. That online video appears to show Couch at a party with alcohol. The Tarrant County District Attorney is investigating that recording.

Law enforcement officials had been worried that the Couch and his mother would flee. If the online video proves that the teen violated his probation, he would then face prison time.

The apple doesn't fall too far from the rotten family tree, as his parents have a similar disregard for the rule of law. The idea that we have equal justice under the law is beyond ludicrous. Can you imagine if little Ethan was African-American? Puhleeze.


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