More on “Affluenza”
I like you guys, you were really cool when we met, so I don’t want you to take this as criticism of you or your blog.
But people are getting on this guy because he coined a word that they can easily hang on to, not because what he did was so terrible.
The crazy thing is that the psychiatrist and the attorneys technically failed. Their client was convicted in a court of law and sentenced to a totally bullshit sentence by a judge. Not the psychiatrist, not his attorneys, not the prosecution. The Judge.
Unless you have a psych degree and the credentials to disagree with his diagnosis, save your comments, critiques, and criticism for Judge Jean Boyd.
She can be reached here:
Judge Jean Hudson Boyd
Scott D. Moore Juvenile Justice Center
2701 Kimbo Road
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Point taken (hence the reblog), though we were just quoting what Anderson Cooper said. (It was a tense interview and that quote was only one part of what made it tense.) For what it’s worth, people with actual psych degrees have said the term (which isn’t new, but the American Psychiatric Association doesn’t recognize) was never meant to be used in court.
I think we can all agree that the judge screwed up, though.