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White privilege finally ends for affluenza killer Ethan Couch

Ethan Couch-Affluenza" playing drinking game in violation of probation (Image Source YouTube Screen shot)

Ethan Couch-Affluenza” playing drinking game in violation of probation (Image Source YouTube Screen shot)

For those people who don’t believe in White privilege, it will be hard to explain the case of Ethan Couch. Couch received notoriety for his lenient sentence in the death of four people while driving drunk in 2013. The judge in the case sentenced Couch to rehab and 10 years probation because he suffered from “affluenza.” His lawyers claimed that Couch lived such a privileged lifestyle that he was unaware of the consequences of his actions. As part of his sentencing, he was ordered not to consume alcohol or be in places where alcohol is present. However, this did not stop Couch from participating in a game of beer pong in a video that was released online a month ago.

Knowing that he violated the terms of his probation, Couch went on the run with his mother and was hunted by Texas and federal authorities for missing a meeting with his probation officer when an investigation was launched by law enforcement. Now, word has come that the teen not only fled but had a going away party with friends and family. The search for Couch triggered an international manhunt for him and his mother that has finally ended.

Couch was arrested in the luxury beach destination of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico along with his mother. Mexican officials arrested Couch and his mother Tonya Couch over immigration charges and now U.S. Marshalls are working on extraditing the pair back to the United States to face criminal charges. Because of the probation violation, Couch now faces 20 years in prison over the deaths of four people for driving under the influence.  When he was finally apprehended, he had tried to change his appearance by dying his hair, but strangely he decided to keep his beard.


  1. guest on December 30, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Hopefully he gets a different judge, preferably one that can’t be bought.

    • FuZ on December 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Exactly. That other judge needs to be disbarred.

  2. FuZ on December 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I’ll wait until he sees the judge. He may get a longer probation.

  3. Tibby on December 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    God don’t like ugly. (And He ain’t too fond of pretty.)

  4. Adam WickPark2020 on January 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    We as a society reject the manufactured concept of white privilege. We use another term. We call it Success Envy. And don’t get that twisted. Ya heard.

    • Likewaterforchoc on January 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      You as a society, meaning “white society” reject it huh? Success envy, you, as a people, have encroached on and stolen everything from every black and brown society that allows you in, but yep, we all have success envy. You are the people who burned Rosewood and the black businesses on “Black Wall Street” because you never wanted to see self-sufficient black people. We have invented things that whites have stolen and capitalized on. Black people have built things but history has shown us that if we do, we need to build an army against you people to protect it. ” Ya heard? “