Take Judge Jean Boyd off the Bench

Take Judge Jean Boyd off the Bench

    1. terrence Green
    2. Petition by

      terrence Green

      Dallas, TX

Judge Boyd gave a child probabtion for Killing four people while driving drunk an with Valiums in his system. 

Prior to sentencing, a psychologist called by the defense, Dr. G. Dick Miller,  testified that Couch's life could be salvaged with one to two years' treatment and no contact with his parents.

Investigators said Couch was driving a pickup truck between 68 and 70 miles-per-hour in a 40 mph zone. The four who died were standing on the side of the road outside their vehicle. Nine others were hurt.

Miller said Couch's parents gave him "freedoms no young person should have." He called Couch a product of "affluenza," where his family felt that wealth bought privilege and there was no rational link between behavior and consequences.

He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example,  Miller said Couch's parents gave no punishment after police ticketed the then-15-year-old when he was found in a parked pickup with a passed out, undressed 14-year-old girl.

Miller also pointed out that Couch was allowed to drive at 13. He said the teen was emotionally flat and needed years of therapy. At the time of the fatal wreck, Couch had a blood alcohol content of .24, said Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson. It is illegal for a minor to drive with any amount of alcohol in his or her system.

Judge Boyd could have sentenced Couch to up to 20 years.

Defense attorneys asked that he be sent to a small, private home in California which offers intensive one-on-one therapy. They said Couch's father would pay the entire $450,000 price tag.

Prosecutors pointed out that the juvenile justice system also offers counseling.


These four lives have to be worth something.  basically because his family is rich the judge is sayign it's ok.

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    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. update story

      terrence Green
      Petition Organizer
      Drunk driving teen could still end up in jail, says Tarrant County DA

      A North Texas teen who controversially avoided jail time after a drunk driving accident that killed four people could still end up behind bars on related charges. Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon said in a statement that his office is pursing jail time for two intoxication assault charges for which Ethan Couch, 16, has already pled guilty.

    3. More Excuses for Really Bad Behavior

      terrence Green
      Petition Organizer
      Ethan Couch - More Excuses for Really Bad Behavior

      There was a time when someone like, Ethan Couch, was called a "spoiled brat." But now, in a society where what's right and wrong is getting more and more blurry every day, you can always find a professional to come up with some excuse for really bad behavior.

    4. Reached 20,000 signatures
    5. CORRECTION! Nancy Grace suggest judge shoudl be thrown off the bench

      terrence Green
      Petition Organizer

      The heading of the post below this incorrectly states Nancy Grace suggests jail. That was an error in posting. she does however agree that the judge should be taken off the bench

    6. Reached 15,000 signatures
    7. his parents are never punsihed for criminal activities either

      terrence Green
      Petition Organizer

      no wonder he made the statement don't worry about it I'm Ethan Couch. I can get you out of it


    8. Reached 12,500 signatures
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    Reasons for signing

    • Darby Davis ARLINGTON, TX
      • 3 days ago

      I am 18 and know right from wrong and what good and bad is. I wouldn't be able to pay anything that he can so I know my case would have shown a different result from his.

    • Jodi Cole BROOMFIELD, CO
      • 3 days ago

      I believe this kid needs to be treated as any other adult...he killed and affected so many lives with his actions.

    • Richard Bender FORT WORTH, TX
      • 3 days ago

      Judges like this make a mockery out of our judicial system. I guess if you have so much money that you have never been taught right from wrong but were always bailed out of trouble then being poor and always having to commit crimes to support yourself such as armed robbery, burglary,and someone was to get killed in the process you should not be held responsible because you had lived this way for so long that it didn't seem wrong anymore. What a crock of crap. I don't see how she can live with herself. If this kid gets out and something else like this happens again she should be held responsible

    • Trent Taylor PROVO, UT
      • 3 days ago

      A kid who's murdered 4 people for drunk driving should not be able to pay half a million dollars to enjoy a rehabilitation summer camp instead of 15 years in prison

    • Aiko Jacobs MERIDEN, CT
      • 4 days ago

      This is outrageous. I'm mom. I understand that his parents wanted protect him. If he was one of my kids, I'd want to too. But if it was my kid, I'd beg for punishments for my kid and myself. It just so wrong and disrespectful towards victims and their loved ones. Like saying they are not worthy.


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