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

    • Emmanuel Liberty PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 3 days ago

      Justice needs to be serve for the families who lost their love ones!

    • sarah jordan PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 3 days ago


    • Marcus Mondragon SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 4 days ago

      Because she didn't do her job. No justice here.

    • Cameron McCarthy ABBOTSFORD, CANADA
      • 9 days ago

      I think it's disturbing that ones wealth plays into their sentencing.

    • Lezlie Palomo FORT WORTH, TX
      • 12 days ago

      If it were any other teen things would definitely have turned out different. Judge Jean you are a corrupt and disgusting human being, you do not deserve the right to be a judge any longer.


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