Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Affluenza Redux: The rich get away with everything



I wish this was a twisted April Fool's Day post but the interwebs are all a buzz with this nonsense.
Robert Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont family fortune, served no jail time even though he plead guilty to the fourth-degree rape of his 3-year-old daughter in 2008, according to court documents. The details of that rape case,which received little media attention at the time, were revealed in the aftermath of a lawsuit filed on March 18th on behalf of Richards’ two children by his ex-wife, Tracy Richards. The former Mrs. Richards is now accusing Robert Richards of also sexually abusing their son. The lawsuit is “seeking compensatory and punitive damages for assault, negligence, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress on his two children.” 
Mr. Robert Richards IV here was given probation rather than jail time because he "wouldn't do well" in prison. Really?

I spent 14 hours in the poky for the violent and reprehensible crime of driving with my license suspended. It was the first time and the only time I ever saw Florida's insidious palmetto bugs move in packs. Does anyone really do well in prison?

If there was doubt as to the accuracy of the thesis to Glenn Greenwald's stunning indictment of our two tiered justice system With Liberty and Justice for Some, look no further than this for proof of its validity.  


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alright, I'll be the first to say it,
Happy April!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the rich just have bigger pingas.

Godwhacker said...

Actually, that would be the gays. Not to brag... Sometimes it can be a real pain in the ass.

Anonymous said...

Crude, obvious, and yet funny GW.

Godwhacker said...

Crude, obvious and funny are my life goals! Add in 'oblivious.'