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Daughter Beaten by Texas Judge Finally Gets Justice
Texas Judge William Adams, the family court adjudicator caught beating his disabled daughter on video, has been suspended from his post by the state's supreme court. Considering the last we'd heard on the case indicated the statute of limitations for child abuse had run out, it hardly matters that the court is mum on just why Adams is off the job. Justice feels too good to question it.
Judge William Adams of Aransas County Texas is toast
Posted on 02/11/2011 by Duchess of Hackney
WARNING: THE VIDEO MIGHT BE UPSETTING TO SOME
I’m not sure when Judge Adams is up for re-election, but I’m doubtful if he will be re-elected after this video went viral last night . Coincidentally this guy is a family law judge. There again we’re talking Texas, the same state that executes the mentally ill, so he just might be re-elected with a pat on the back.
His daughter Hillary Adams who was born with ataxic cerebral palsy, recently uploaded this video of him whooping the hell out of her when she was sixteen yrs old, in 2004, for downloading games and music. Her mother joins in.
And it’s not just his daughter Hillary, a lot of others think Judge Adams is corrupt, not pleased with his judgements and want to see the guy gone. While main stream media haven’t caught up, it’s all over the net in forums, blogs and social net works. I can only assume someone is going to have a full inbox this morning.
Judge William Adams - taken from Aransas County 's website.
So far his home address, phone number and other personal info has been posted on forums all over the internet. Not sure posting his home address is a good idea…A lawyer told me once that it wasn’t drug dealers and your run of the mill criminal he feared, it was plaintiffs and defendants in family and divorce courts.
The video is accompanied by a detailed summary:
2004: Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a belt to his own teenage daughter as punishment for using the internet to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase at the time. She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology, which was strictly forbidden by her father’s backwards views. The judge’s wife was emotionally abused herself and was severely manipulated into assisting the beating and should not be blamed for any content in this video. The judge’s wife has since left the marriage due to the abuse, which continues to this day, and has sincerely apologized and repented for her part and for allowing such a thing, long before this video was even revealed to exist. Judge William Adams is not fit to be anywhere near the law system if he can’t even exercise fit judgement as a parent himself. Do not allow this man to ever be re-elected again. His “judgement” is a giant farce. Signed, Hillary Adams, his daughter.
It’s not clear why she waited so long or who placed the recording device in her room, but Hillary is out to get him and wants the world to know the type of human he is.
You go girl!
THIS VIDEO SHOWS HILARY AS A CHILD PLAYING PIANO AT HER FIRST RECITAL
Daughter Beaten by Texas Judge Finally Gets Justice
By Melissa Bell | 11:26 AM ET, 11/03/2011
Posted by Jeanne Sager on November 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM
It's a holiday miracle! Texas Judge William Adams, the family court adjudicator caught beating his disabled daughter on video, has been suspended from his post by the state's supreme court. Considering the last we'd heard on the case indicated the statute of limitations for child abuse had run out, it hardly matters that the court is mum on just why Adams is off the job.
Justice feels too good to question it. Adams has been caught up in the type of scandal that would normally put a father in front of the bench rather than manning it. The 2004 video, uploaded by now 23-year-old Hillary Adams, was so disturbing that many Internet surfers (me included) couldn't watch it in its entirety. But news he wouldn't be charged left us all wondering:
Shouldn't judges be held to a higher authority than Joe Schmo? Especially when they're caught, dead to rights, on video? We're not talking about allegations here!
I've always had the feeling that statutes of limitations are put in place to make life easier for the police. There are only so many crimes they can follow up on. If every Tom, Dick, and Harry can come out of the woodwork 40 years after a crime has been committed to complain, the resources of our law enforcement will be taxed beyond belief. It's common sense.
But a judge isn't just a Tom, a Dick, or a Harry. He's got the authority to determine what is and isn't just. But getting respect means giving respect. Just like us parents who are advised to practice what we preach, a judge who is out committing crimes is destroying his own credibility.
The Supreme Court move may not fall in line with we all hoped would happen to Judge Williams, but it's certainly good for Hillary and for the sanctity of the court. Here's hoping they keep him off the bench for good!
Could you respect a judge who had committed a crime?
Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/23/2011
Texas Judge William Adams suspended after video surfaces of him beating his daughter
By Melissa Bell
Judge William Adams, who was seen in a video beating his daughter with a belt, has been suspended with pay from the bench.
Williams had been overseeing family case law, often determining whether or not parents are fit to raise their children. Pending an investigation into the video, Adams will not be allowed to weigh in on any court cases.
Judge William Adams (Michael Zamora/AP) According to the Associated Press, Judge Adams “agreed to the commission’s recommended temporary suspension and waived the hearing and notice requirements, he does not admit ‘guilt, fault or wrongdoing’ regarding the allegations.”
Earlier this month, Adams and his daughter had a fight common to many American families. He wanted her to go back to college, and if she didn’t he would take away her car and cell phone, both of which he paid for. She offered to buy the car from him in a payment plan. He refused.
Here’s where the plot diverts: the daughter, Hillary Adams played what she thought would be a trump card. She threatened to publish a video she had been holding on to for seven years. William Adams, didn’t budge. So she uploaded the video to YouTube and over the weekend, the video went viral.
In the video, Adams is seen beating his then-16-year-old daughter with a belt, over and over again. It is a difficult seven minutes to watch, but it has been viewed more than 6 million times.
Hillary Adams spoke on the “Today Show” after the video went viral, saying she hoped it would help her father get the help he needed. Judge Adams, meanwhile, said the video made his punishment seem worse than it was, and that his daughter had been illegally downloading games off the Internet.
The video was submitted to Reddit, an online message board, which started a campaign to remove Judge Adams from the bench. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct opened an investigation into the judge after it was flooded with calls, e-mails and faxes.
Judge Adams was in court Monday for a separate legal matter. His wife sued to change their joint-custody agreement for their 10-year-old daughter. Earlier in the month, a judge placed a temporary restraining order on Judge Adams, barring him from being alone with his younger daughter. A ruling is expected Wednesday.
Since the video’s release, Hillary Adams has announced on Twitter that she is working to extend the statue of limitations on child abuse, which is typically around five years. Adams argues it is not fair when a victim is only 5 years old.
Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/03/2011
Hillary Adams hopes father, Judge William Adams, will repent after she posted violent YouTube video
By Melissa Bell
After an angry phone confrontation last week with her father, Texas law judge William Adams, Hillary Adams decided to play a trump card she held onto for seven years.
She logged onto YouTube and uploaded a video of herself at age 16 that shocked the Internet. In it, an out-of-control angry Judge Adams lashes her repeatedly with a sturdy leather belt, as she cries and begs him to stop.