La diferencia entre un latino pobre y un blanco rico

While ‘affluenza’ teen went free, similar case led to prison

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — One 16-year-old drove drunk, ran a red light and crashed into a pregnant woman’s car, killing her and her unborn child. Another drunken teenager drove a pickup truck into a crowd of people assisting a stranded driver, killing four.


his Jan. 27, 2016 photo shows Jaime Arellano during an interview in the visitor’s room at the Wynne Unit of the Texas prison system in Huntsville, Texas. When he was 16 Arellano drove drunk, ran a red light and crashed into a pregnant woman’s car, killing her and her unborn child. Another drunken teenager rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people assisting a stranded driver, killing four. Jaime Arellano went to prison. Ethan Couch went free. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Jaime Arellano went to prison. Ethan Couch went free
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The stories of the two Texas teens illustrate how prosecutors’ decisions in similar cases can lead to wildly different outcomes. The poor immigrant from Mexico has been behind bars for almost a decade. The white kid with rich parents got 10 years of probation.

Couch lost control as he drove his family’s truck back to a party. Authorities later estimated that he was going 70 mph (112 kph) in a 40 mph zone.

Prosecutors in Fort Worth said they didn’t ask to have his case moved to the adult system because they thought the judge would refuse. Instead, he stayed in juvenile court and became infamous for his psychologist’s assertion that his wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility the psychologist called “affluenza.”

Arellano was charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault, the same counts against Couch. But prosecutors moved quickly after his June 2007 crash to send him to adult court. Arellano took a plea deal and got 20 years in prison, where he remains today.

Matt Bingham, the Smith County district attorney and head of the office that prosecuted Arellano, declined to comment on Couch’s case but said he considered adult prison to be a fair option for any teenager who has killed someone.

Juveniles don’t always commit “what people think of as juvenile crimes,” Bingham said. “There is an appropriate punishment for what they have done.”

Arellano and his family crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally two years before the crash and settled in East Texas. He spoke little English and had little knowledge of the court system. Five months before the crash, he dropped out of school.

Now 24, he spoke to The Associated Press about his case.

Arellano had his first beer at 15 and had driven drunk a few times before. On the night of June 23, 2007, Arellano was driving an SUV on his way to a party.

Witnesses saw him swerve through the intersection and slam into a Ford Mustang, according to police reports.

Martha Mondragon, who was nine months’ pregnant, was killed. Her 6-year-old daughter flew through a car window. She was hospitalized and survived.

Prosecutors sought to have Arellano’s case moved to adult court, and a judge agreed.

Arellano faced two choices: a plea deal with the promise of 20 years in prison and possible parole after a decade, or a jury trial in one of the most conservative regions of the United States and the risk of 50 years in prison. He took the plea.

While he once thought he might have gotten probation if he were white, Arellano said he doesn’t feel that way today.

“I know it was serious,” he said. “It had to happen this way so I could better myself, so I could think better.”

Arellano becomes eligible for parole next year. Once released, he expects to be deported to Mexico.

Couch faces possible detention for violating his probation when he returns to court on Feb. 19. Depending on the judge’s ruling, he could get three months in jail and adult probation, which if violated could land him in prison for up to 40 years.

In the juvenile system, intoxication manslaughter cases in Texas over the last decade were just as likely to result in probation as they are detention, according to figures from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Juvenile justice experts say the state’s juvenile system places more weight on rehabilitation than the adult system.

Since 2005, Texas has prosecuted 38 juveniles for intoxication manslaughter or intoxication assault. Only three were sent to the adult system, and half of all cases resulted in probation of some kind.

Once juveniles are in detention, it’s more likely than not that they will go free when they turn 19. Only 33 percent of all juvenile offenders are sent to adult prison, according to a study of juvenile sentencing conducted by the University of North Texas professor Chad Trulson.

Trulson said a probation sentence for killing four people might seem “absurd” to the average person.

But in the juvenile system, he said, that type of sentence for intoxication manslaughter and potentially more serious offenses “is probably more typical than we would think.”

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En todas partes existe la corrupcion, y he oido que en TEXAS los ricos and poderosos son bendecidos por los jueces, ese Estado es uno de mas conservadores de la nacion Americana.:confused:

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LA VERDAD QUE ES TRISTE VER COMO ALGUNOS SE SALEN CON LA SUYA Y OTROS PAGAN POR PECADORES. LA CORRUPCION EXISTE EN TODOS LADOS DA MIEDO Y MUCHO MAS SI ERES POBRE Y LATINO :confounded:

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es tu pid aa malviviente negra queriendo ser blanca solo trajistes este tema porque es mexicano
gorelia amante de jlo jijijijijijijijijijij

Muy buen tema Gore…lanentablemente es algo sin remedio…asi fue,asi es, y asi sera…el pobre no tiene derechos a nada …el poder y el dinero es maldito…es inrremediablo esta enfermedad del poder y el dinero♢♡

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y si el asesino fuera americano con pasaporte… como los boricuas… con el fisico de un reguetonero tatuado como hubiera sido tratado…??? con fianza o con carcel… ya que por pertenecer a estados unidos se sienten iguales aun blanco anglo americano aunque sea en el pasaporte y la nacionalidad… aqui la pregunta es… los gringos blancos los ven como iguales y parte de su sociedad y compatriotras…??? como los boricua se ven asi mismos…?? o le daran carcel definitiva sin fianza… y sin probation…??? pasandoles a valer un comino su nacionalidad y su pasapolte…?? en que estatus quedarian de estos dos casos…??? en el de la afluencia o en el de el encarcelado enterrado sin consideraciones…??? :unamused:

AY ESTA BRUJA CADA DIA ESTA MAS LOCA CON TANTA BABA QUE HABLA :confounded: ME DA PENA LA POBRE INFELIZ :sob:

ASI ES BELLAJLO. Y ASI SERA SIEMPRE:weary:

no me digas…:astonished: asi te dijo tu amo gringo cuando se amancebo contigo… hablabas mocho masticado toda bunga bunga velda’ :monkey_face:… te dijo pobre infeliz deja te quito los grilletes… :joy: [quote=“gore44, post:7, topic:81965, full:true”]
AY ESTA BRUJA CADA DIA ESTA MAS LOCA CON TANTA BABA QUE HABLA :confounded: ME DA PENA LA POBRE INFELIZ :sob:
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JAJAJAHAJAHAJAHA OYE VETDAD?LO QUE DERRAMA ES LATIMA LA LOCA ESA… :wink:

Aqui en Miami se ven estos casos, hay blancos que han hecho cosas terribles y no lo meten en la carcel, pero si hubiera sido un latino lo hunden en la prision. Hace tiempo una pareja d x pais de centroamerica, abuso con los ninos dejandolo encerrado en la casa y amarrados mientras ellos trabajan, los descubrieron y los metieron en la carcel. Saben cuando anos le dieron? indefinido. Los hijos ya estan grandes nacieron aqui, ellos quieren que suelten a sus padres pero todo ha sido negativo. Mientras he visto mujeres que han matado sus ninos, hablo de mujeres blancas, lo uniko que han hecho es premiarlas, dejandola suelta, o la meten en un sanatorio de locos o le dan casa x carcel. Esta noticia ha sido muy criticada en las redes, dicen la gente por que este asesino anda suelto?. Y yo tmbn me lo pregunto. Como dice el dicho, el pobre para la carcel, y el rico para su casa. Espero que haya justicia y lo encierren pronto, por que si lo dejan suelto, se va echar otro mas, y ahi nadie lo va a salvar, ni papa, ni mama, ni todos los dolares que tengan. Descarado.

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y cuantos potorros tambien? acaso no sabes? pues educate que igual los cocinan a los texanos les vale mierdha de donde son potorros o mexicanos cuando son basuras poco importa de donde son, :laughing:

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ES VERDAD ACA EN TEXAS SE FAVORECE MUCHO AL QUE TIENE DINERO INCLUSO EN LOS DIVORCIOS SI EL HOMBRE PELEA A LOS HIJOS Y TIENE DINERO EL JUEZ SE LOS CONCEDE A EL .
SALUDITOS GORE.:blush:

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Eso Es verdad…el clasismo y racismo Es evidente…

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Cierto Machette mira al asesino blanquito de COLORADO quien mato doce personas y no quisieron aplicarle la Pena de Muerte, capaz y en unos 20 a*nos lo sueltan.:worried:

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Asi es Kim, los latinos y negros los hunden en la carcel, mientras a un blanco lo dejan suelto y sin cargos, jajajaja. Con probatorias, y haciendo horas comunitarias, jajaja.