SUPREME IRONY THAT A JUDGE IMPOSED NO CONSEQUENCES BECAUSE A BOY HAD NEVER HAD ANYONE IMPOSE CONSEQUENCES: “AFFLUENZA” DEFENSE
The word was clear in Hinds County in those early ‘80‘s days that you would go to jail if you did not pay child support. Perhaps the Judge went too far, as some appeals began to water down his technique, BUT CHILD SUPPORT WAS PAID!
Every case has to stand on it’s own merits and there are certainly times for mercy, but really, “ Affluenza” as a defense to jail time?! Does it really make sense that a person gets to avoid consequences for the mere fact that none have ever been imposed? I’ll add this personal note: I was not a kid who did much wrong, because I was the beneficiary of great parents, and one of the things my father told me was, “If you ever get caught by the police, DON’T CALL ME.” That sent a clear message.