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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2013, 09:48:19 AM »

Oh yeah, this is passing. The minute Perry opened a special session just to pass it, I knew it was gonna be rammed through come hell or high broken water.
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 06:03:51 AM »

Huh. Is that a petard hoist?
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2013, 08:04:42 AM »

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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2013, 02:38:12 PM »

Holy fuck.
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2013, 04:03:23 PM »

The fucked up thing is that we might only be hearing about this because the court refused to even hear the appeal.
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2013, 08:27:15 AM »

So, Ethan Couch?  Kind of a...something.  I was going to say "tool", but perhaps that's too harsh.

Chalk it up to the really fucked judicial system in Texas.

Dude kills 4 people during DWI, at a .24 BAC, UNDERAGE, and gets sentenced to 10 years PROBATION. 

Now, I am certainly not the "hanging judge" type, but come on.  The defense laid it's case on an assertion that Couch was affluent, and that he had been brought up in an environment that being white and privileged prevented consequences of our actions.

But Wall Street investors tanked the economy, and did any of them go to jail for it?

No error, working as intended.

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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2013, 08:33:16 AM »

So, because he grew up in an environment where his actions had no consequences... they'll just let his actions keep having no consequences?

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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2013, 08:43:15 AM »

I'm not surprised that someone actually went ahead and used "He's innocent because he's rich" as a defense, I'm surprised because I wasn't waiting for it.
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2013, 08:55:19 AM »

A quick google picked up this CNN report and apparently the term they coined is "affluenza".

It's tough for me to be out for blood on DWI/DUI crimes (for reasons), but I'm pissed that apparently their BAC was gained through direct theft.

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So, because he grew up in an environment where his actions had no consequences... they'll just let his actions keep having no consequences?
Strictly speaking, parole is not "no consequences".
Having a criminal record is not "no consequences".
But... I mean...
His lawyers got him off with parole, they can probably whittle the parole requirements down too.
And I don't know how much his criminal record is actually going to damage his ability to get hired.
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2013, 09:03:40 AM »

Just for fun, let's compare and contrast what happened to a poor woman in Irving, the next town over.

Long story short, she needed insulin, they didn't give her insulin, she died in custody. Reading that article, you can guess the socioeconomic status of the individual.

Let that serve as a lesson in Texas justice.

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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2013, 09:36:06 AM »

In that case, it would seem to be a case of neglect on the part of the officers in charge of the lockup.  Seems like apples to oranges to me.
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2013, 10:10:04 AM »

privilege is all about apples and oranges except oddly the oranges always happen to be earning ten times as much as the apples

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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2013, 10:10:48 AM »

You don't think there might, might be reasons tied to class status for a poor person might suffer "neglect" while in jail and yet a rich person can get probation for murder? Keep in mind, I bring it up because these cities are 40 miles apart.

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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2013, 10:22:12 AM »

I'm not saying both cases aren't total bullshit.  They're just bullshit from bulls that have been fed different things.
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Re: What the tarnation, Texas?
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2013, 05:10:12 PM »

Wait, so is anybody taking action to remove the kid from his harmful circumstances?  And other children in similar situations?
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