“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Friday, December 13, 2013

America. The best justice money can buy.

This kid is 16.  He has a long history of getting away with things that a normal family's boy would not have. He and his cronies stole some beer from Walmart,  then he went roaring down the road with a blood alcohol level that was three times what the law allows. If it allowed anything for 16 year olds.

There was a young woman who had a flat tire. A middle aged woman and her twenty something daughter stopped to help. So did a minister. The "affluenza" victim hit them and killed them all.  But it's ok, he's going to a country club for counseling.

There is a much better news story on CNN about it. CBS was tip toeing around the whole thing.



10 comments:

  1. It just pisses me off that the money crowd gets a "free" pass to do as they please.

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    1. I sometimes feel like the worst thing a person can possibly be is middle class and white. That's not a pleasant thing to say. If you are rich, you can literally do murder like this kid and just walk away unscathed. If you are poor and minority then anything you do is the fault of society and you can cloak yourself in the the perennial mantle of victimhood. But if you are white and middle class, you get it from both sides.

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  2. Kids that age and older seem to think they are "Bullet Proof," and that their wealthy parents will keep them out of jail. I can't imagine the rage that the families of the victims must have.
    We were all young once, but most of us sure knew where the line was drawn.
    For me, until I finished high school I knew that with even one traffic ticket, my car would be sold, even though I had worked hard to buy it. "Parenting" is just a word it seem now days.

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    1. I got the impression his parents didn't pay any attention to him unless he had done something horric and then they limited themselves to buying him out. CNN mentioned that neither the kid or his father demonstrated the slightest remorse or concern about the people he killed.

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    2. sociopathy is heritable.

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  3. If I was a family member involved, it would be impossible for me to let this go. At some later date I would be very, very tempted.....both kid & judge.

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    1. The CNN story had the man who lost his wife and daughter on. The poor guy was totally bewildered. I don't blame him. Anyone who relies on the court system for justice is going to be sorely disappointed. In this case I would say that the Old Testament applies.

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  4. Ticks me off too that those in government / in the footlights or those well heeled can be absolved from their responsibilities / guilt because of their standing in "society" or because of their wealth.

    But, they can't escape the final judgement.

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    1. I hope that's right. I'm not religious but I hope there is a hell because the guy I worked for , for twenty years, deserves to go there. He did more bad things to people than I like to remember, but he just got richer, and richer, and richer... The more hateful he was, the better his business went. About the time I left he was getting dementia though, so maybe it will all catch up with him . It ought to.

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  5. There was a guy in this town, about 30-yrs-old, who drank and his parents bought him out of everything. He abused his girlfriend and his parents begged her not to leave him because she was good for him. In the meantime, she worked at a convenience store and supported him day to day life while the parents showered HIM with goodies she could not afford. All along, he drank and destroyed property and hurt people, drank and refused to work. He said his parents would die someday and he would have all their money. I don't know what happened, but eventually he did something they could not buy him out of, and he went to prison. If he ever killed anyone, I am sure he would get away with it.

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