Author Topic: Victims' families in Texas 'affluenza' case outraged after teen avoids jail again  (Read 363 times)

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« Last Edit: February 06, 2014, 07:36:12 AM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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It is outrageous.

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It is outrageous.

No. It is wrong. Full stop.
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Surprised someone didn't just pull a gun and cap the little bastard.  It would be hard to find a jury that wouldn't believe a claim of temporary insanity.
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The notion that every single teen and adult, that has a mind-altering-substance related accident, is therefore an addict or alcoholic and needs to go to "Rehab" is ridiculous.

Just because his parents indulged him with too much freedom for his age, and he killed people while DUI, doesn't correctly default to anything "Rehab" can solve.

The original models for "Rehab" included the US Navy facility in Long Beach, the Betty Ford center, and similar types of institutions. These places are typically 30 day inpatient, medically supervised programs.

Why in a hospital environment? Because it is assumed the patient may need medically supervised detoxification, since they are truly addicts/alcoholics.

Beyond the detox phase, which is just a few days, the remainder of the time is educational, individual and group therapy, etc. At the end they pat them on the butt, and instruct them to attend alcoholics anonymous.

The notion a teenager needs this, instead of greater parental supervision and control is a great big cop out. But the parents can't touch the kids today, so the rehab industry gets a for-profit opportunity for a business model.

So every time you hear "Rehab" think of t by a cop out by parents, educators, law enforcement and judicial systems.

Once upon a more sane time, a judge would offer a young offender options: 1. Jail time, or 2. the military

But we no longer live in sane times.
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Once upon a more sane time, a judge would offer a young offender options: 1. Jail time, or 2. the military

But we no longer live in sane times.

Exactly!  One of the guys in my division in the Navy was there on the "honor" system.  Yes, your honor; no, your honor. He chose 4 years in the military as opposed to jail and it really helped straighten him up.  As far as the kid in this case, he will do it again because there was no consequence to speak of for killing 4 people.  If Mohammed Atta has survived flying into the WTC and had been released without consequence, you can bet he would have done it again.  This kid is no different.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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