Friday, December 13, 2013


There is only one good thing in the case of the young man in Texas who received probation after a drunk driving accident that killed four people. The defense attorney had argued that his parents, who until the civil judgments start rolling in are very wealthy, had over-indulged and spoiled him so much that he had no concept of self-limiting his behavior, bad or otherwise. That argument prevailed, and he will now spend 10 years on probation while the judge tries to find a good long-treatment facility.

And therein lies the only good thing -- this verdict was rendered by a judge and not a jury. It may be only the slightest of upsides that there is only one person this utterly stupid than 12, but there aren't many places to look here for a better one.

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