Tried to hide in a resort town.
Real criminals are rolling their eyes and shaking their heads and scoffing.
Not that this kid isn't a real criminal, it's just that he's a fucking douche bag murderer who got of because he's rich and white and I like to think that professional criminals that hide out in Mexico would not accept him in their ranks.
Basically I think professional scumbags are a better class of person than this prick.
Miss Henson's 6th grade class
Well, sure, but there are a lot of gringos in resort towns. He'd probably stick out a bit less there than in some backwoods place where he'd be the only blond guy for miles. Word gets around about those sorts, I imagine.
Take a SEAT, Couch! You're suspended! Turn in your Mariott badge and gun!
Not to play the Devil's Evilhomer here, but he's not actually a murderer, just a vehicular manslaughterer (not to mention the fact he was a minor when the offenses were committed, a circumstance which in most cases, people feel mitigates guilt).
Also, the whole flap about Mr Couch violating his probation is really less on him, and more on America's outdated drug laws, and on the fact that the entire probation/parole system is rigged to encourage failure and recidivism. This state of affairs does not change merely because, this one time, the system is preying on a spoiled rich kid whom everyone hates, rather than a poor person we might sympathize with.
Yeah, in a way I know what you mean. When my ex got a DUII for smashing into six empty cars it wasn't treated if it was potentially 36 people that could have been killed, it was just a big wag of the finger. And she skipped off across the country too. I'd call it in but I guess since nobody died I can't say I care much for cars in the first place, but as far as jurisdiction goes it's pretty much the same: "poor heartbroke girl white got drunk and drove" and "rich white boy got drunk and drove" same thing really.
Unless you're reading this you stupid alcoholic bitch.. come back and sign the papers I'm about ready to ask someone new to marry me
Can't we just enjoy it when the system works for us for a change?
For me, the whole issue isn't the nature of his crime. It's his defense. It's the hubris that says "I'm too rich to be responsible for my actions" regardless of whether it's murder or manslaughter, or whether it was an accident or not. People get drunk and run over other people all the time. It would barely be newsworthy except he and his family are acting especially douchey about it.
Yeah.. I knew a kid in high school who was class president who drank and drove and crashed at least 3 cars, and broke into the school as a "senior prank" and was caught but was never sent to juvie or even expelled because his dad is a judge. He's now a lawyer working at the same law firm my dad works at :/
My younger brother's best friend was in a serious car accident when he was younger that almost killed him. He ended up with serious permanent injuries as a result. He received a huge settlement--I don't know exactly how big, but my brother said he never had to work again if he didn't want to. Instead he moved to Mexico and lived like a king for about 5 years, smoking weed every day. After spending every penny, he moved back to the states, got a regular job, found a wife, and started a family, and is just a normal guy now. I don't know why, but this story made me think of that.
OH HAY GUYZ, LOOKS LIKE HE WILL GET A SLAP ON THE WRIST AGAIN BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED AND NEEDS TO BE BURNED DOWN TO KEEP THE GUITINES WELL-LIT AT NIGHT
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Still don't get that, if the judge bought his initial bullshit story that a permissive upbringing and wealth made him incapable of basic human decency and responsibility, why didn't he remand him to the custody of a locked juvenile unit until he hit 18? Why put him back in the care of the people that, by their own argument, ruined his character and couldn't set any boundaries.
Whatever. Hope he rots.
to be fair i think most of the people he took out were mexican...
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