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'Affluenza' Teen Who Killed 4 In Crash Given No Jail Time

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.06.2014 | Crime

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who was sentenced to 10 years' probation in a drunken-driving crash that kill...

'Affluenza' and the Miscarriage of Justice

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Do we really believe that a young teenager from an inner city or from a rural area who had a rough upbringing would receive time at a treatment facility if he/she killed four people after driving drunk? I don't think so, and neither do the majority of us.

Defense In Teen's Deadly Crash Case Draws Ire

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 12.13.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to ...

Teen Avoids Prison Because He's Wealthy

Simon McCormack | Posted 12.12.2013 | Crime

A 16-year-old avoided spending time in prison for killing four people in a car accident in June after the judge bought his lawyers' argument that he w...