Affluenza shows justice not equal for all

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Affluenza, a mash-up of affluence and influenza, as though it were a legitimate condition worthy of serious consideration as a legal defense, leaves me sputtering in outrage. First it was a Texas judge who gave a teenager probation for killing four people and injuring 11 others while driving intoxicated. The teen was captured on video stealing beer from a store and then speeding away with what later proved to be a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit. The customary sentence for someone found guilty of intoxicated manslaughter in Texas is 20 years in prison.

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