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  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........
  • California beauty queen, 27, jailed for child porn

    04/25/2017 1:46:07 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25th 2017 | BBC News
    Meghan Alt, 27, was sentenced to 300 days in jail and three years of probation after entering the pleas. She was arrested in 2015 on charges of selling images she took of a four-year-old female relative to a Marine stationed in southern California. In 2014 the mother-of-three won California's Mrs Orange County beauty pageant. She was also a contestant in the Mrs California contest that same year.
  • 'Affluenza' teen's request to remove judge from case denied

    10/01/2016 7:49:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2016 9:52 PM EDT
    Efforts by lawyers for affluenza teenager Ethan Couch to have the judge in his case removed, which could have resulted in his release from jail, have failed. [] Couchs attorneys had argued this week that Texas District Judge Wayne Salvant has no authority over Couch because the teens case should be considered a civil case. But prosecutor Richard Alpert argued Couchs case ceased to be a civil case when it was transferred from juvenile to felony court.
  • What the Stanford Rape Case Reveals

    06/10/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mona Charen
    The phone has been ringing off the hook at Judge Aaron Persky's chambers at the Santa Clara County court for the past several days. "Tell your judge he can go to hell, and I hope his kids get raped and he rots in hell," said one caller. The judge and members of his family have received death threats -- which seems to be the way America rolls these days. Just a suggestion: If you disapprove of something strongly, consider the words "shame," "scandal" or "debacle." Try not to commit a crime yourself in protesting a lenient sentence. Judge Persky sparked...
  • Stanford rapist pictured with a bong: Photos of Brock Tuner 'smoking' prove he lied to judge [tr]

    06/09/2016 6:20:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    New pictures have surfaced that show Stanford rapist Brock Turner with a bong and a pipe. Prosecutors in the case now say that these images prove that Turner partied and used drugs well before his college days, and lied to the judge in the case when he denied ever using 'illicit substances' in the past. 'Coming from a small town in Ohio, I had never really experienced celebrating or partying that involved alcohol,' said Turner in his letter to Judge Aaron Persky.
  • Judge rejects 'affluenza' teen's appeal to reverse jail term

    05/11/2016 3:25:19 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 11, 2016 | AP
    Judge Wayne Salvant signed an order Wednesday reaffirming the probation terms he imposed on Ethan Couch in April. The judge canceled a hearing on the matter scheduled for May 16. Salvant had ordered that Couch spend 180 days in jail for each of the four people he killed in 2013 when he rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people helping a motorist. The sentences were to be served consecutively.
  • 'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch tentatively ordered to serve 2 years in jail

    04/13/2016 10:04:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Jason Hanna
    A Texas judge ordered Wednesday that "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch spend 720 days in jail -- nearly two years -- as a condition for his continued probation for a 2013 fatal drunken-driving crash. However, the judge said he'd give the defense two weeks to make an argument against the order. "Nothing is set in stone, so I might reconsider," the judge said in a court hearing in the case in Tarrant County, Texas.
  • 'She's playing "B***h I'm Madonna"': Pop icon angers neighbors by putting up fake 'No parking' [tr]

    03/24/2016 11:04:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2016 | Anton Nilsson
    Madonna has angered her neighbors by hogging almost four cars' worth of prime parking space outside her $40 million Upper East Side townhouse - arranging to install fake 'No parking' signs to scare other motorists away. The fake signage includes a 'No parking' sign posted on the singer's security gate, and a 'Tenant parking only' sign mounted on a pole in a flower bed on the sidewalk. Both signs threaten that 'unauthorized vehicles will be towed away.' The signs differ in design and language from official Department of Transportation notices.
  • : Republican Establishment Suffering From "Affluenza," They "Just Don't Get It"

    03/17/2016 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 17,2016 | Ian Schwartz
    STEVE SCHMIDT: Think about the nitwit kid in Texas who was let off of his murderous drunk driving charges with the affluenza defense. The Republican establishment in Washington, D.C. has a case of affluenza. You have six of the ten wealthiest counties in the country surround Washington, D.C. You have a real estate market that took a narrow downturn but rebounded very quickly. You have a city that's insulated from economic distress, it's recession-proof to some degree. So this Republican establishment, the consulting class in Washington, D.C., these are not living wage jobs. And at the end of the day,...
  • Mother of teen paralyzed by Ethan Couch speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

    02/22/2016 7:26:20 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Sarah Mervosh
    Maria Lemus’ teenage son used to love soccer. He used to have friends. He used to be a normal kid.But since he became a victim of Ethan Couch’s drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care. He can communicate only by blinking. “People say we have to die to go to hell,” his mother said. “To me, I’ve already been there.” Lemus spoke briefly about her family’s experience from her front door step Saturday, a day after attending a court hearing where a judge transferred Couch’s case to adult court.
  • 'Affluenza' teen may have been forced to flee to Mexico: attorney

    01/19/2016 12:17:46 PM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Marice Richter
    Lawyers for the Texas teenager who killed four people in the "affluenza" drunken-driving case and was captured in Mexico said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the 18-year-old chose to flee or was forced. Judge Timothy Menikos of Tarrant County juvenile court deferred a ruling on a move to transfer Ethan Couch's case to adult court because his parents were not adequately notified about the proceedings.Tarrant County prosecutors contended Couch is responsible for his own absence by fleeing to Mexico. His mother was returned to Texas and faces a third-degree felony charge, accused of helping her son flee, that could...
  • How 'affluenza' kid Ethan Couch blew more than $2,000 on two HOOKERS and booze at the Mexican [tr]

    01/04/2016 10:40:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 4, 2015 | Martin Gould
    Spoiled rotten 'affluenza' kid Ethan Couch blew more than $2,000 on hookers and booze at a Mexican Mafia hangout on the night his mom was roused from her bed to bail him out, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. The teenage Texan runaway was 'staggering drunk' and strip club workers had to hold him up to stop him from falling as they escorted him to his hotel room to wake his mother to get their dough.
  • Affluenza jerk couldn’t afford strip club bill, crawled to mommy

    01/01/2016 7:26:37 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 1, 2016
    The "affluenza" brat partied a little too hard at a strip club in Mexico while on the lam and needed Mommy's help to foot the bill. Ethan Couch, 18, typically stayed inside his room at Los Tules, a resort in Puerto Vallarta, but one night, he decided to hit a gentleman's club. Hours later, he was escorted back to the lobby of the resort flanked by two bouncers from the club after he could not pay his big bill. Hotel workers had to go get his mom, Tonya, who was sleeping upstairs. "He did not have enough money to pay...
  • 'Affluenza' teen's mother back in U.S.

    12/31/2015 6:17:15 AM PST · by Wolfie · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/31/2015
    'Affluenza' teen's mother back in U.S. Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch has returned to the United States. In video obtained by CNN, the mother can be seen in handcuffs with U.S. Marshals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Texas prosecutors have said Tonya Couch will be charged with hindering the apprehension of a juvenile, and if convicted, faces between two and 10 years in jail. A Mexican immigration official with knowledge of the case said Ethan Couch's attorneys had filed a writ to seek protection and block his deportation. If the teen confirms his wish to...
  • ‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch wins three-day stay of deportation

    12/30/2015 10:46:02 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/30/2015 | Ryan Osborne
    Ethan Couch and his mother were granted a three-day stay of their deportation to the U.S., The Associated Press reported. An official with Mexico’s Migration Institute spoke on condition of anonymity because he or she wasn’t authorized to be quoted by name. It was unknown whether Couch’s mother would also be granted a delay, according to the Associated Press report. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said he was told by U.S. Marshals that an attorney representing the Couches filed a "legal writ," to prevent the pair from leaving Mexico. "Couch and his mother cannot be deported from Mexico until legal...
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen to be returned to U.S. from Mexico after capture

    12/29/2015 9:16:34 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2015 | Marice Richter and Veronica Gomez
    Couch and his 48-year-old mother disappeared earlier this month, prompting officials in Tarrant County, Texas, to issue a warrant for his arrest... Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said that when the Couches arrive back in the United States, the young man will appear in juvenile court and his mother will be arrested. The sheriff told a news conference that the two had had a going-away party before leaving the United States... The two were captured at the crossing of two streets near the popular Malecon, or boardwalk, in Puerto Vallarta. A police booking picture from Mexico showed the previously blond...
  • ‘Affluenza’ teen fugitive and his mom are captured in Mexico

    12/29/2015 12:32:03 AM PST · by Company Man · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2015 | Reuters
    Ethan Couch, 18, and his mother, Tonya Couch, were taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Samantha Jordan told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Monday night.
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen detained in Mexico

    12/28/2015 7:26:37 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 111 replies
    Cnn ^ | 28-December 2015
    (Reuters) - A Texas teen, who was a fugitive after allegedly breaking his probation sentence for killing four people while driving drunk, has been arrested in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, CNN reported on Monday, citing officials briefed on the matter. Ethan Couch, 18, was sentenced to probation about two years ago in juvenile court for intoxication manslaughter and is wanted in Tarrant County, Texas. He and his mother went missing earlier this month.
  • Police tackling stream of tips on ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch

    12/20/2015 4:36:18 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/19/2015 | Naheed Rajwani
    The search for Ethan Couch continued Saturday, eight days after he missed a probation check-in that was required under terms of his sentencing for killing four people while driving drunk in 2013. Authorities warn that the 18-year-old, who got 10 years’ probation when sentenced last year, is making matters worse by not turning himself in. “Every day he’s gone, things are going to get worse for him,” Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Saturday. “We don’t care where he goes, how far he goes. He’s going to be looking over his shoulder wherever he is.” With a $5,000 reward now...
  • U.S. Marshals offer $5k reward for wanted "affluenza" teen

    12/19/2015 11:07:34 AM PST · by Wolfie · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/18/2015
    U.S. Marshals offer $5k reward for wanted "affluenza" teen. U.S. Marshals eager to catch the runaway “affluenza” teen have promised a bounty for the missing brat. Agents are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for tips on the whereabouts of Ethan Couch, the Texas teen who dodged jail time for a fatal 2013 DUI wreck after his lawyers argued he was too privileged to understand the severity of what he did. The 18-year-old vanished after he failed to show up to a Dec. 11 probation hearing. His mother, Tonya Couch, is also missing. Local Tarrants County deputies began the...