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Ethan Couch

Never Mind What the Constitution Says, Our Prison System Has Run Amok

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Taxpayers are paying thousands of dollars to send people to prisons when the fines are less than the cost of incarceration. Some counties even brag about the amount of money raised from fines, but they are using false math.

Affluenza: Plagued With the Complexion for the Protection

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Christopher Norris

Affluenza is quite possibly the only sickness on the face of the Earth where those who are afflicted by it show no sense of urgency to be cured.

The Value Of 'Affluenza,' Addiction And Parental Neglect As Get Out Of Jail Defenses

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Maia Szalavitz What’s a disease and what’s an excuse for bad behavior? These two questions are at the heart of virtually all debate over...

"Affluenza" -- The New "Twinkie"

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

When defenses like these succeed, they are copycatted. If Ethan Couch can argue that he is the victim of bad parenting, why can't the murderer who was abused by his parents avoid jail time or even conviction ?

5 Teens Who Got WAY More Time For Driving Drunk Than The 'Affluenza' Kid

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

After Texas defense attorneys argued that Ethan Couch -- the 16-year-old who killed four people and injured two others in a drunken-driving wreck in J...

Comfortably Numb

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Stephen Gray Wallace

What the sentence did not do, however was shed adequate light on the underbelly of affluence beyond a superficial stereotype of spoiled rich kids who get away with almost everything.

Tougher Sentences Sought After Teen's Fatal 'Affluenza' Wreck

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 12.20.2013 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Thursday called on a state Senate committee to study sentences for intoxication manslaughter cases af...

'Affluenza' Teen Hit With 5 Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Ethan Couch's troubles aren't over yet. On Dec. 10, the Texas 16-year-old was sentenced to a decade of probation after killing four people while ...

DA Tries Again To Put Ethan Couch Behind Bars

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Crime

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas prosecutors are trying again to put a teen behind bars who was sentenced last week to 10 years' probation after...