Life is too short to root against someone. But when that someone gets drunk and takes four people’s lives from behind the wheel of a big truck, it’s not that hard, at all.
Ethan Couch got away with murder, four times over. And because of a bullshit legal defense–440,000 words plus on this blog, and that’s the first time I’ve busted that word out, but it’s well deserved here–he does not go to jail. At all. It’s the worse miscarriage of justice that I can think of.
Those families that had this holiday season, and every one to come for the rest of their days, ruined by the careless and criminal actions of an entitled teenager? They get no comfort from this, at all. They have every right to feel that justice was not done for them. Because it wasn’t.
So for ten years, there’s a small chance he’ll do something stupid and violate his probation. Doing stupid things is in his skill set, so there is hope. It may well be impossible for him to get what he deserves, but I’m going to root for it, anyway.