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Poverty Sentencing

Please Excuse Davontaye, He Suffers From Povertenza

Jessica Ann Mitchell | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime
Jessica Ann Mitchell

This defense obviously doesn't work for black and poor youth. Yet, news outlets are spiraling about 16-year-old Ethan Couch who caused the deaths of four people by drunk driving. His defense was that he suffered from "Affluenza" -- a disorder that only the affluent have.