Rich, White Kids Have ‘Affluenza,’ Poor, Black Kids Go to Prison

A wealthy teen who killed four people in a Texas drunk driving accident will not go to jail after a judge ruled this week that instead, he must attend an expensive rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents. The driver was 16-year-old Ethan Couch. He was speeding, with a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. Couch has admitted to his crime, and in a case that went before a Texas judge, prosecutors sought a 20-year sentence. Instead, Couch was sentenced to 10 years’ probation after a psychologist claimed he had “affluenza,” and testified that his cushy upbringing prevented him from connecting bad behavior with its consequences. We get response from Richard Alpert, the Tarrant County assistant district attorney who prosecuted the case against Couch. We are also joined by Boyce Watkins, a Syracuse University professor and the founder of “YourBlackWorld.net.” He recently wrote an article titled “Rich, White Kids Have ‘Affluenza,’ Poor, Black Kids Go to Prison.”

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/7/affluenza_defense_lands_wealthy_teen_in

and for comments within the “black” community.

http://www.yourblackworld.net/2013/12/uncategorized/dr-boyce-rich-white-kids-have-affluenza-poor-black-kids-go-to-prison/

watch full video;

What is AFFLUENZA?  (This is NOT even a real word?)

Affluenza, a portmanteau of affluence and influenza, is a term used by critics of consumerism. The book “Affluenza”: The All-Consuming Epidemic defines it as “a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.”[1]

YOUNG TURKS:

I see that Cenk is very upset on the above video.  Hey Cenk, it would properly upset you to no end to find out that most judges and attorneys and/or lawyers DO NOT a valid have an oath of office, but like Cenk, they are all actors, right?

AC360: CNN

More actors (?) You judge for yourself if their logic is sound with their grit.

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