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Affluenza Defense

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

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.06.2014 | Home

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...

California Dem Wants To Outlaw 'Affluenza' Defense

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

A California lawmaker wants to outlaw privileged defendants from using their wealth as a defense in court. State Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Ang...

"Affluenza" -- The New "Twinkie"

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Home
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 ?

'Affluenza' and the Miscarriage of Justice

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
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 | Home

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 ...