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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:34 AM
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xpost: Texas Judge Beats Disabled Daughter on Video
Warning: The video is graphic and prolonged. Don't watch if you can't handle, or don't want to see, serious physical and emotional abuse.

The YouTube video is accompanied by a fairly 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.

Though the video was uploaded on October 27, it wasn't until today that it began to receive attentionthanks to the popular link-sharing site Reddit, where a poster identifying herself as Hillary Adams shared it (with the title "Family law judge beats own daughter for using the internet, please spread"), writing that she'd decided to post the video (which she'd been "holding onto... until the right time") after receiving "a barrage of harassment" from her father over the phone.

Posting to Reddit was the right move. The site, which has a strong protective streak, quickly sprung into action. Posters, encouraging others to call and write, provided links and phone numbers to news outlets, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the State Commission on Judicial Conductand to the judge's place of work. As is not uncommon in situations like this, the official Aransas County website is down as of this post, likely thanks to heavy traffic from Reddit.

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http://gawker.com/5855478/reddit-video-apparently-shows...

You can see the video by clicking on the link above or by clicking here.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:36 AM
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1. Words fail me!
:grr:
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lillypaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:38 AM
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2. Man, he was hitting her HARD!
motherfucker.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:36 PM
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122. As hard as he could, from what I could see
If he treats his own daughter this way, imagine being black in his court.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:42 AM
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3. I won't watch, but will advocate for the harshest possible punishment if proven guilty. n/t
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:32 PM
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91. Same her.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:47 PM
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182. Also.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:31 PM
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138. I can't watch,
the past isn't far enough back for me to see that.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:17 PM
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173. it's horrifying. OMG
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:46 PM
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179. Saw earlier that he probably won't face prosecution over it.
In Texas, felony child abuse charges require evidence of physical injury. While the tape shows a beating, it doesn't show her bleeding or otherwise show any injury that can be prosecuted under the states felony statutes. He would have to be prosecuted under the states normal non-felony child abuse laws.

The statute of limitations for non-felony child abuse charges in Texas is 5 years. Even though the video just came to light, it was actually filmed in 2004. Unless they can figure out a way to indict him under a felony count (which has a 10 year statute of limitations), he can't be charged. The clock has run out.

At this point, it looks like the best route may simply be to get him thrown off the bench. Even if they can't prosecute him, this guy has no business sitting in judgement of others.
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kag Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:46 PM
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180. I kinda wish I hadn't...
but then again, it does toughen me to know that assholes like that exist in the world. I wanted to climb through the computer screen (and back seven years) and kick that waste-of-skin in the nuts. Unbelievable that idiots like that are allowed to SIT IN JUDGMENT ON OTHERS!!! Please tell me he is in prison now.

:puke:
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:44 AM
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4. perhaps pRick Parry should put him on the list
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:46 AM
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5. If faced with prison
That brave little girl beater would probably break down and cry. He can never possibly get what he deserves in this country because too many conservatives would agree with him and liberals are way too soft.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:47 AM
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6. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH HIM!
That man belongs behind bars and his children deserve to be placed in a safe place permanently!
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 01:03 PM
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100. Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct
Just heard on the radio a statement from someone at the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct to the effect that We won't confirm that we've received any complaints or are investigating any judge at this point in time.

In other words "Don't worry, we State Officials will take care of it. Go back to sleep."

Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct

P. O. Box 12265
Austin, TX 78711

Telephone: (512) 463-5533
Toll Free: (877) 228-5750
Fax: (512) 463-0511
TDD: (800)-RELAY-TX
Email: Cannot find

The first two numbers are busy.

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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:30 PM
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199. She is 23 years old now and no longer in the house
She filmed the incident seven years ago and just finally made it public a week ago because she was sick of his "harassment" and it was escalating. She apparently decided to post the video on YouTube following a particularly abusive telephone conversation with her revolting father. According to another article, her mother had left him at some point between that incident and now due to emotional abuse she suffered from him and has apologized to her daughter. Her mother also apparently suffered similar abuse from her own parents when young.

I'm not only sickened by his abuse but the fact that he is a FAMILY court judge and has made controversial (ie: disgusting) rulings concerning abused children. Ugh!


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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:54 AM
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11. some kind of real poetic justice in this, isn't there?
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Serve The Servants Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:01 PM
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194. You got that right.
I made a similar comment on one of the other threads about this story.
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workinclasszero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:52 AM
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9. Thats some serious fucked up shit
That SOB judge and his wife should be sitting in a jail cell for severe child abuse. Sick bastards!
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:53 AM
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10. I'm STILL crying. Jesus fucking Christ.
I hope someone beats the ever-loving-FUCK out of that bastard. He deserves to die in fucking prison for that shit.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:57 AM
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13. Both parents need to go to prison! and if TX won't do it becuz he is a judge
then the Feds should step in! I wish I didn't watch that. SICK MOTHER FUCKERS!
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:58 AM
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15. The daughter posted this note about the video:
"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."
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:07 AM
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18. Yep. At the very least.
I don't know what the statute of limitations on child abuse in Texas is. You'd think that there wouldn't BE a statute of limitation on something like that, but sadly, there probably is.

And some of the comments on the video from psychos who think that this was JUST FINE make me want to beat THEM.
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sammytko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:14 AM
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23. There is no limitation for child abuse
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:52 PM
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184. Unfortunately that's not correct.
Saw a discussion posted on this on another board earlier. The poster cited the relevant sections of Texas law. In Texas, the child abuse protection limits are:

10 years from the child's 18th birthday for sexual abuse.
10 years from the abuse date for felony nonsexual abuse.
5 years from the abuse date for non-felony, nonsexual child abuse.

I can dig back through my history and dig up the relevant legal sections if you want, but I'm sure you can probably Google it yourself even quicker.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:24 PM
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188. They're going to say it's non-felony and let him off - bet on it. nt
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:42 PM
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200. unfortunately, proving the felony is nearly impossible
For it to rise to a felony charge the abuse has to produce injury of some sort... bleeding, bruising, etc. From the video it can't be determined that she was physically injured in such a way. Though common sense says she must have been injured given the brutality of the attack the fact remains that no such injury can be seen in the video.

The judge is already claiming that the video makes the incident look worse than it was (yeah, right!), so there's no doubt that he will claim there was no injury. And sadly, I have grave doubts that the young woman herself won't claim the same... she has already made some comments that she doesn't want people to say mean things about her father and what he did (and apparently did often) and has even said that she now regrets exposing the video. This poor young lady needs counseling, and I so hope she is getting it somehow.


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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:46 PM
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201. Agree -
she really needs some psychological help and also agree with the rest of what you said - sadly I can't imagine a prosecutor in South Texas going forward with this given the laws here.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:24 AM
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27. If the wife had guts enough to leave the marriage, she should have had guts enough
to report the abuse. She can repent until she's blue in the face, but the fact remains that she assisted in the abuse and did nothing then or later to stop it. She's as complicit as he is, as far as I'm concerned.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 01:18 PM
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103. i dont buy into that shit either. at the point of giving birth, priority shifts...
no cowaring, no excusing, no allowing.

i know many dont agree with me

but ... nope. it is on the mom to get kid away from abuser

children count on, depend on, protection
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:44 PM
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142. And the wife caused a second round of beating when she said "I told her ___ but she said ___."
Surely she knew she was adding more fuel to the fire. The dad looked as though he despised her.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:42 PM
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178. Unless you've been in an abusive relationship yourself
please refrain from passing judgment; the daughter didn't judge her mother so harshly because SHE UNDERSTOOD that an abuser can be so terrifying that their victims believe that someone will be killed if they take action. And you know what? Sometimes that's exactly what happens.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:03 PM
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195. You can consider me judgmental if you wish, and perhaps I am. I just know
that a woman who escapes an abusive relationship, but leaves her daughter with her abuser, knowing what kind of abuse she has suffered, gets no sympathy from me. How many times do you think someone is killed because no one takes any action in these situations?
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:52 AM
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234. Hey Judge, come try that on a MAN
...I purchased a copy of Walt Disney's movie "Song of the South" on ebay back in 2007 (since Disney refuses to release the movie for regular sale), and I've let my kids watch it. You gonna come and beat me now, you piece-of-shit? C'mon asshole, let's see you try it. Come on over to Georgia...we're bigger rednecks than you are. C'mon coward, come and meet your match. What's wrong? You can beat a helpless disabled girl, why don't you come try to do that to a man...just make sure you've paid your last life insurance premium before coming over. Then again, I doubt your daughter would want to give you a proper burial....she'd probably rather throw your dead ass off the South Groin Pier in Rockport Harbor and let the sharks feed off you.

:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:03 PM
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166. Exactly....no more of this "he made me do it' crap.
Sick, rotten parents. :(
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:00 AM
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16. Do you advocate prison rape? n/t
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:57 AM
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14. 361-790-0138 Call the fucker at the Court
301 N. Live Oak St.
Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: 361-790-0138
Fax: 361-790-0185

http://www.aransascountytx.gov/courtatlaw/
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:11 AM
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20. Please contact news sources to help make this go viral. Would love KO & Rachel to cover it!
This guy should NOT be allowed to administer justice to anyone! Lock his sick sorry ass up.

I wonder if his daughter was too afraid to post it earlier. :mad:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:12 AM
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21. She said in her note that his abuse of her continues.
Makes me wonder what the hell is going on with that family.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:18 AM
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24. Someone needs to get those children in protective custody since this will go viral.
If he got mad over game downloading he is going to be even more dangerous to those children. His daughter Alison looked young.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:33 AM
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32. maybe she wanted to wait until she was fully independent and far away from home
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:53 AM
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236. Whew! Talk about getting even
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:06 AM
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218. she has commented that she posted the video after a particularly
abusive telephone conversation with her father.


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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:29 PM
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108. CNN has picked it up...
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:13 AM
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22. The mother is as much to blame as the father. I don't care how much emotional abuse
she claims to have suffered, it is a parent's duty, DUTY, to protect their children from this kind of abuse. She could have reported this to the authorities anonymously, if nothing else. She failed her daughter and should share the blame and the punishment.
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:36 AM
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33. This is a very difficult subject. I understand your point of view.
I have a different point of view that comes from a childhood of experience. I would really rather not discuss it, and request that you don't ask me too. I'll leave it with this.... the dynamics in these types of situations are never clear cut. The abuse we witnessed in that video......, I am sure was not suffered by only one person in that household. And it's not as easy as you think it is to do what you think should have been done by the mother.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:45 AM
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35. I realize that every story is different, but in this situation, the mother got herself out
of the abusive household, but apparently left her daughter there. Even if she was afraid of the husband while she was living with him, she could have reported the abuse to the daughter after she had removed herself from the household.
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:48 AM
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37. A lot of women finally get themselves out and are murdered. You don't think the scars
still exist, the fear still exists?

I probably won't make another comment to this, suffice it to say, we have differing points of view.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:57 AM
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38. FWIW, I share your point of view here.
I had a lot of abuse in my past, and I recognized what the mother was doing. Deflecting. Trying to appease without turning the rage onto her. "Look...see, I yelled at her and hit her once. Now you don't have to hit her fifty times. See? I upheld your authority. Now you don't need to beat her anymore."

Oh yes. I saw it too.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:32 AM
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49. deleted
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 09:38 AM by redqueen
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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:13 PM
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170. You could not be more wrong.
And, you would benefit from reading the literature on relationship violence. I have done advocacy for survivors of relationship violence for better than 30 years. I can assure you that the abuser in such families wields incredible power. Since you don't know the specifics of this case, you tread on thin ice when you assert such a judgmental and hurtful blaming statement.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:14 AM
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58. Agree. I don't know how she could leave without her children -
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 10:14 AM by TBF
I didn't watch the video but if she left the house without her children (and without calling authorities) she needs some serious help. In my past have been involved in abusive situations so I'm not just passing judgment without understanding what it's like. Will leave it at that.
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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:21 PM
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175. Well, now...
Consider situations where the abused partner successfully leaves the abuser: if the abuser has inordinate power (this guy is a JUDGE, for goodness' sake!), the abused partner is unlikely to have the necessary resources to gain custody of the children.

I advocated for a mother of three who HAD to escape her abuser or die. She fought a long and costly battle to gain custody of her children, only to lose even visitation. Why? Because her abusive husband had strong political and economic ties in their insular community. He pulled strings, and successfully deprived her of all her parental rights. At the time I met her, she had not seen or held her children in months.

If you want to express outrage, be outraged that our society STILL does not acknowledge that CHILDREN in abusive households are just as much victims of the abuse, even if they are NEVER physically abused by the abuser!

(Furthermore, it is WAY past time that abusers be held solely responsible for their behavior.)
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:30 PM
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189. You're preaching to the choir here -
and as I stated in my previous post I do not wish to discuss the previous abusive relationship I was in.

But I stand by my answer - she is married to a judge and thus has resources. She could've taken the girl to the hospital, called the police from there, etc ... Instead she participates in the abuse. Sorry, but that is too much for me to excuse.

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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:32 PM
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206. Really?
I'm not preaching at all. I am STATING--after years of advocacy for survivors, after attaining a higher degree with an emphasis on the dynamics of relationship violence, after hearing countless stories of courage and survival--that ANY spouse of an abuser must develop survival strategies for every moment of every day. ANY spouse of an abuser struggles with a sense of normalcy, often having no frame of reference for what the rest of us consider 'normal.' ANY spouse of an abuser has little to no personal power, and rarely any economic power.

You say that this woman "is married to a judge and thus has resources." I say that you have NO IDEA what resources are available to HER, because her abusive partner may control every single penny of his income AND her income. I've done advocacy with amazing survivors who've used subterfuge and clever strategies to gather the cash they needed to escape their abusers--in one case, it took the survivor three years to amass enough money for bus tickets for herself and her children.

Frankly, I am concerned that you aver that you "do not wish to discuss the previous abusive relationship" that you survived, yet you feel justified in making evaluative statements about this particular survivor. I wonder if you might have experienced hurtful, judgmental statements from those to whom you looked for help in your time of need. If so, I encourage you to remember how inappropriate are blaming and shaming statements towards ANYONE who must find the courage and the strength to survive abuse at the hands of someone they should be able to trust, and toward whom they should feel no fear.
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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #189
207. BTW,
I suppose I should mention that I too am a survivor--of every abuse you can imagine, including relationship violence. Consequently, I possess more than mere "book larnin'" about this pervasive, pernicious, and incredibly difficult issue.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:20 AM
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228. Thanks for your comments -
I will think them over, maybe do a little more reading myself. I got out of the relationship quickly after the abuse started. I keep thinking folks should be strong enough to pick up and leave as I did - but then again I had my own good job, no kids to worry about, and family/friends for support. That may make all the difference. Thanks again.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 01:20 PM
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104. i posted above on your post, but want to post again here. agreed. mom does NOT get off the hook
i dont give a shit what was going on in the womans life. in any of this. she had a priority adn failed
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:20 AM
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25. May both parents get much jail time.

I couldn't watch but 30 seconds of the beating.
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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:52 AM
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240. Me either.
I watched it until the mother asked for the belt. That was enough to leave me very disturbed. Count me as one who thinks the mother is as guilty as the father. I don't buy her excuse that she was a victim too. She asked for the belt. I hope both of their lives are made miserable for a long time for this.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:30 AM
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28. Will the state protect this young woman from that man?
Because he should be in jail and never have the right to unsupervised visitation, nor should he ever be allowed access to the smaller child he ordered out of the room. So upsetting. And a judge no less.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:32 AM
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31. There is a younger daughter seen in the beginning of the video.
All children need to get out of the parent's custody IMMEDIATELY as this goes viral.
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:31 AM
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29. This was very difficult to watch. I watched it over in Political Videos
and it made me sick and sad.

I hope the prick gets what's coming to him.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:32 AM
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30. I hope that fuckwad ends up sued into the 16th century...
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:38 AM
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34. Anyone know of any TX News agencies who might be willing to take on this asshole?
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 08:42 AM by mod mom
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StandingInLeftField Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:42 AM
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50. Here's an interesting post by a Police Detective concerning corporal punishment.
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 09:43 AM by StandingInLeftField
"Christian Police Officer Speaks Out on Corporal Punishment

By Det. Robert R. Surgenor
Berea, Ohio Police Department
Dear Mr. Benedict

I am a Christian police officer in charge of our citys Juvenile Crime Unit. For years, I have compiled statistics that indicate when parents eliminate corporal punishment from their discipline plan, the child grows up with an attitude of "no fear."

Even when the parent is diligent in other areas of discipline, such as taking away privileges and grounding, when that one element of discipline, spanking, is taken away, the parent usually experiences defiance problems throughout the teen years.

Since 1982 in my city, the incidents of Domestic Violence cases where children physically assault their parents has increased 700%. The national statistics show an overall increase of almost 400%. I am responsible for compiling all information on those offenses.

I conduct interviews with the parents and child, along with school officials and employers of the child. What I find startling, is that of all those kids arrested in my city for hitting their parents, only 1.9% received any type of corporal punishment as they were being raised. Less than 2% of these aggressive, angry children were spanked! The non-spanking "experts" contend that spanking a child makes them angry and aggressive. The exact opposite is true!

The non-spanking crowd are a close-knit group who are attempting to convince the public to stop spanking their children. Their attitude is one of arrogance. Their movement is humanistic. Their religion is atheistic.

There are prophesies that refer to children and the mindset of the younger generation in the last days. 2nd Timothy 3:1 states "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents......" Along with all of the other changes in attitude, is the predicted change in the attitude of children toward their parents.

I believe that the anti-spanking movement has, and will continue to have, a hand in the fulfillment of Biblical prophesy. Unbeknownst to the non-spanking advocate, they are helping to cause children to be "disobedient to parents,"

something that was predicted in 2nd Timothy in the year 66 AD. I believe that the elimination of corporal punishment is the major factor in the attitude of "no fear" that we are now experiencing in our youth.

Think about it. When you got grounded as a child, it was a real inconvenience, but you werent afraid of it. When you had the TV taken away it was real boring, but you werent afraid of it. What made you move fast was hearing the leather coming out of dads belt loops! Thats what really made you respect your dads authority!

I believe as Christians, we have a responsibility to educate parents as to their responsibility and authority. I have recently written a book called "No Fear," and hope to have it published in the near future. We are being inundated by numerous sources telling us we cant spank our kids. Psychologists, the Department of Childrens Services and Public School Counselors are telling us we cannot discipline our children. Enough is enough!

The law protects a parent who wishes to spank their child, most parents just dont know it! A parent must know the LIMIT of his or her power to avoid exceeding it, and the EXTENT of the power to exercise it fully. Once a parent knows to what extent they can go to control their child, they can move forward without fear of arrest or interference from the authorities. And once the child realizes that the parent is in total control, the will is broken, and compliance results.

The dedicated Christian, like those in Acts 17:11 "received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so," will see that Gods Word plainly advocates spanking in child rearing. In order for the Christian to effectively use the Bible as a reference to advocate corporal punishment, he must know exactly what the Bible says about spanking. That is why I believe your message is so important. I encourage you to keep up the good work.

Your message on the Internet was of great encouragement to me. May God bless you in your efforts. In His Name,

Det. Robert R. Surgenor
Berea, Ohio Police Department
(440) 234-1234"

http://www.christian-parents.net/Children/C101_Police_O...

Christian indeed....

The above link was supplied by a poster to the Arkansas Times website
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:44 AM
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67. And folks wonder why the police aren't sympathetic to the 99% -
if they are willing to do this to their own family members just imagine what they will agree to do to folks they don't know.
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:47 AM
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36. there truly are no words
to describe how much i hate this fucker right now. please, let there be some justice for this woman.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:59 AM
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39. Facebook page:
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:02 AM
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40. He kind of resembles Glenn Beck.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:03 AM
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41. My Desire To Hurt This Man Is Very High
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:06 AM
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43. Yep. I have NEVER wanted so much to reach through the screen and hurt someone.
My reaction to this wasn't mere anger--it was full-blown RAGE. I remember all too well what that kind of abuse is like, although for me, it was coming from my spouse instead of my father. But I witnessed one of my friends going through a situation almost exactly like this one with HER Dad. It's horrifying. I can't even imagine the scars these kids must have.

I bet you anything that this son of a bitch promotes himself as "pro-family", too.

:grr:
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:34 PM
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214. i hear you!
:hug: i felt the same way upon watching this.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:03 AM
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42. Interesting discussion about Adams here:
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:56 AM
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51. not surprising that this guy is a misogynist
his hatred of women is very apparent from the tape.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:56 AM
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52. not surprising that this guy is a misogynist
his hatred of women is very apparent from the tape.
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Serve The Servants Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:24 PM
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204. Forgive me for saying this...
But it was quite entertaining reading the earliest posts on your link by those that were defending Judge Adams all the while knowing what was coming.
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Occupado Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:07 AM
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44. Pretty Heavy
Got halfway through it. At least the internet spill probably band together to destroy this guys life
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:15 AM
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45. I would also like to comment on the incredible courage of this young woman.
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 09:17 AM by Lyric
It took an enormous amount of bravery to video-record this. Imagine what would have happened to her if he'd noticed the video camera pointed his way. Considering how violent this man is, he'd probably have beaten her nearly to death, if not outright killed her. It took an enormous amount of emotional strength to do this, too. What happens in that video is humiliating and damned hard to watch; it was infinitely worse to experience. Making and posting this video meant that she had to re-experience that abuse over and over again during the process. Many people would crumble at that thought, but she powered through it and gave child abuse a real face. More importantly, she proved to us that child abuse knows no socioeconomic boundaries. A presumably comfortable, successful middle-class white judge can be a child abuser just as easily as a poor parent living in a trailer park.

What a brave, strong girl. I hope she comes forward to the media. She deserves the chance to speak to a national audience about this. And I pray that she's found good, solid resources to help her cope.

:hug: :loveya: Hillary Adams
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:00 AM
Original message
she is very brave...thank goodness she had the courage
to record this sociopath.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:00 AM
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54. she is very brave...thank goodness she had the courage
to record this sociopath.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:01 AM
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55. Well said.. n/t
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:42 PM
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97. I was thinking about Hillary as well -
hoping she has the emotional strength to get through the media attention. It may have given her some power back to make the tape, and maybe enough that she's managed to get some psychological help in the meantime.

I lived in a rural area growing up and saw a lot of this type of abuse - parents didn't hide it back then. It stays with you even if you are not the victim. Can't imagine what it's been like for her. Also appreciated your comment on social strata - I know that's the case with wife-beating as well. Just as likely in a well-off home as lower income.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:51 PM
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99. I know what you mean.
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 12:51 PM by Lyric
When I was 12, I was staying the night with my friend S******. She had moved in with her Dad because her Mom's boyfriend had been making creepy, inappropriate comments to her and her mother refused to believe her. We were up past "bedtime", giggling in the bedroom, and her Dad came home from work and heard us. He proceeded (right in front of me) to drag S****** out of the bedroom by her hair, strip her to her underwear, and beat her for fifteen minutes with a wet leather belt. I started crying and wound up running back across the neighborhood to our trailer in the middle of the night, completely terrified of what I'd seen. I told my Mom and Dad, but they didn't seem to believe me that it was a awful as it really was, and they didn't do anything except forbid me from going over there whenever her Dad was home. S****** wound up moving out to go live with her Mom, and then wound up being raped by her Mom's boyfriend after all.

I'm still in touch with S****** today, but we've never spoken about that stuff. I don't even know what to say. I still blame myself a little; like I should have called the police myself. But I was only 12. I didn't know the police would listen to me, especially since S****** had begged me not to tell anyone.

I tell my son now that if he sees ANYTHING like that at one of HIS friends' homes, he needs to tell me ASAP and I absolutely promise him that I will believe him and get the authorities involved.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:16 AM
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46. Briefly surfaced on MSM - now disappearing?
Found link to news story of this on CNN at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-698253

Clicking the link brings up a page which says:
{
Story Not Available
This content is currently unavailable.
}

They do work fast.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:18 AM
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47. I think they're waiting for confirmation that the guy in the video is really Judge Adams.
I've seen several confirming sources, though, including a post by someone who's a friend of Hillary's and is familiar with that house and with his voice.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:59 AM
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53. Being a Texan, I tried asking The Judge directly - however ...
Seems like a lot of folks want to talk to him just now ...

You can try too at http://www.aransascountytx.gov/main/contact.php

But likely you will get this:

{
Contact the County Judge
Please Fill out the Form Below

** = - Required Field

**
Please Accept Our Apologies!
But an invalid or unexpected response was
received while processing your request!
The upstream Server Reported "HTTP 503 Service Unavailable"!
A fatal error occured {SIC} while attempting to connect to the upstream Web Proxy!
Tech Support has been notified of this condition
}

British Tabloid The Daily Mail still has the story up.

It adds a bit more information to the OP, and the usual tabloid comments.

And, no, I am NOT going to be looking at this video. But I do hope that a jury soon will be.



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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:26 PM
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89. Even though Adams has admitted it (and blows it off as 'years ago & I apologized')
There is still nothing on CNN, NYT, IHT, MSNBC - I admit, I have not tried FAUX.

Earlier today there was a wikipedia page - but whatever it said had been replaced by a "gee, we don't really know about this. I mean, it was only his daughter as the source" and now it seems to have entirely disappeared.

I'm just paranoid, after the past 10 years.



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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:34 PM
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92. Where did you see him admit it?
I've missed that somehow. Do you have a link?
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:37 PM
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95.  "Judge Adams said, "It's not as bad as it looks on tape.""
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:41 PM
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125. Why didn't he just hit her face as he'd threatened?
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 03:41 PM by lebkuchen
Because he knew his ass would have been in prison.

Amazing the girl's school didn't get involved....because he was a "judge?"
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:10 PM
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118. Here
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45135221/ns/us_news-crime_a... /
{
William Adams admitted that he was shown in the video.

"It happened years ago ... I apologized," William Adams told KRIS-TV.

When asked if he thought the conduct in the video was excessive, the judge said, "It's not as bad as it looks on tape."

The video shows a man violently whipping a girl in the legs 17 times and growing increasingly irate, while she screams and refuses to turn over on a bed to be beaten.

"Lay down or I'll spank you in your (expletive) face," the man shouts. The girl wails and pleads for him to stop.
}
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:34 PM
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111. CNN has it...
and had it earlier today, certainly before lunch. The story has been updated since then:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/02/justice/texas-video-beati... /

Sid
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:07 PM
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116. MSNBC finally running it as well
Without the internet and it's netizens I do believe that not only would MSM would have never covered it, but the local officials would never have investigated. However, as a Texan with long experience in Texas Justice, I am biased - perhaps such savagery would have touched Rockport's heart in any event. Wouldn't want to bet on that though.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45135221/ns/us_news-crime_a... /
{
Rockport, Texas, Police Chief Tim Jayroe said Wednesday that the probe was launched after numerous calls from people who saw the video uploaded onto YouTube.
}

Emphasis added: It was your calls and emails which made a difference!

Perhaps there is some hope.

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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:21 AM
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48. Horrific
I'm glad to see the reaction this is getting. Because then maybe there will be less support for "kids these days just need an ass whuppin'" Well, this is what a whuppin' looks like. This is what it sounds like. It's what many more children endure every day. Someone somewhere is going through it right now.
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:08 AM
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56. MOTHER FUCKER! n/t
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:11 AM
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57. Corpus Christi News Station
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 10:19 AM by hamsterjill
Story is at this link:

http://www.kristv.com/news/video-claims-to-show-aransas... /

And a message from the County Court website at this link:

http://www.aransascountytx.gov/courtatlaw /

The message reads:

ARANSAS COUNTY, TEXAS - Judge Burt Mills has today announced that Aransas County is aware of the video posted on YouTube regarding County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, and the matter is now under review by the Police Department. Please refrain from communication with County offices or the Sheriff's Department on this matter until the review has been completed. Calls, emails, and faxes only create disruptions for other ongoing county business. The public's cooperation would be most appreciated.



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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:39 AM
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66. Excellent. Going Viral.
This asshat is done.
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:16 AM
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59. I'm afraid to watch. nt
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:20 AM
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60. I can't look either. Just knowing is bad enough. Motherfucker!
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:25 AM
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63. Me too.
I grew up with a lot of abuse and found, for me at least, it is somewhat easier to take a beating than to witness it. I can't bear to hear it, much less see it.

Julie
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:21 AM
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61. this video was too difficult watch
i remember many beatings like this... i hope this fucker gets exactly what he deserves! :grr:
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:24 AM
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62. These are the "Traditional American Values" beloved by the right.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:35 AM
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64. Looks like this is taking off
I'm glad to see that the story seems to be getting the attention that it deserves. Hopefully, public pressure will get this jerk to resign, at a minimum. I hope the young lady gets some justice, and I hope that any other children in that household get protection from this sick fuck of a father.

Of course what I'd really like is to have someone bigger than him take a belt and do to him what he did to that child, but the laws will prevent that from happening. Too bad the "law" didn't protect his child. Kudos to this young lady for outsmarting this asshole and getting video!


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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:35 AM
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65. Just posted on the county website
ARANSAS COUNTY, TEXAS - Judge Burt Mills has today announced that Aransas County is aware of the video posted on YouTube regarding County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, and the matter is now under review by the Police Department. Please refrain from communication with County offices or the Sheriff's Department on this matter until the review has been completed. Calls, emails, and faxes only create disruptions for other ongoing county business. The public's cooperation would be most appreciated
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:55 AM
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69. Good. Let's make sure it isn't swept under the rug to protect a fellow judge.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:07 AM
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:07 PM
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85. Here is the link
http://www.aransascountytx.gov/main /

There was nothing there earlier - the exposure is forcing them to take action.

Keep calling, emailing: Else it will likely go the way of most investigations of officials here in the Great State 'O Texas.

I cannot find any link on the Texas Courts Site { http://www.courts.state.tx.us/links.asp } which looks to be appropriate.

However here are some addresses Texas STATE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY:
http://www.spa.state.tx.us/location.asp
Information@spa.texas.gov

The Texas State Legislative Judiciary Committee:
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmt...
Chairman is:
Rep. Jim Jackson(R - surprise, I know) whose contact information is
Capitol Office: EXT E2.718
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0468
District Address: 1120 Metrocrest Drive, #107
Carrollton, TX 75006
District Phone: (972) 416-7698

He does not have an email address listed, but this link goes to a 'submit to' page
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/...



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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:47 AM
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68. What a sick bastard! "I'm gonna beat you into submission!"
And he is a Family Law Judge, is that correct?. He's an abusive control freak who should be prosecuted for his crimes.

Statement regarding what the Rockport police are doing about this:



The investigation started last night, when the video was brought to the department's attention, Police Chief Tim Jayroe told IBTimes. In the video, which was recorded in 2004 and posted to YoubTube last month, a man who is thought to be Adams repeatedly beats his teenaged daughter with a leather belt for "playing video games" and downloading music online.

Jayroe cannot confirm that the man in the video is Judge Adams, and noted that there has never been a complaint filed against Adams in the past.

The Rockport police will "try to contact folks identified in the video to determine authenticity," Jayroe said, adding that they "dont have the personnel to assign full time."

Jayoe has contacted the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to help with the investigation.

"We're taking appropriate actions; working with state agencies," the police chief said.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/242050/20111102/judge-w...


I'm actually relieved to hear the investigation isn't going to be handled within the local jurisdiction. With the DPS and the Rangers working the investigation there's less chance this asshole will get off.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:43 PM
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98. They need to review every abuse case he ever heard as a judge
because obviously, the man has NO FUCKING IDEA what the proper line between discipline and child abuse is.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:36 PM
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152. Yes, that should be everyone's demand: Review every case the psychopath has ruled on!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:46 PM
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157. Here...
From 2010--

Corrupt Judge William Adams Aransas

Judge William Adams Aransas County Court at Law

Corrupt, Child Abuser, Liar, Conspirator

I was visiting County Court at Law in Aransas County on October 11, 2010, and I was horrified at what I saw. The case involved custody of a 6 year old child.

The mother presented medical records from Texas Mental Health and Retardation Services (MHMR) showing that the child care provider used by the father was homicidal, suicidal, psychotic and heavily drugged among other things. Judge William Adams presiding judge of the Court held that this evidence was irrelevant. I heard the lawyer for the mother say You better hope this child is not hurt. Incredibly, Judge William Adams just shrugged his shoulders.

The father, his lawyer, and the child care provider had all lied earlier claiming the child care provider was perfectly OK. Judge William Adams couldnt care less about this lie designed to endanger the child. The hearing was obviously rigged and the truth would not interfere with the outcome that had been predetermined. Judge William Adams didnt even conceal the corruption.


--more--
http://judge-william-adams.pissedconsumer.com/corrupt-j...
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:59 AM
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70. UK Daily Mail:'Family law judge' brutally beats 16-year-old disabled daughter with belt for playing
'Family law judge' brutally beats 16-year-old disabled daughter with belt for playing computer games

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056582/Family-...
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:00 AM
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71. NOTE: she has Cerebral Palsy!
according to the UK link. Fucker may he face true justice!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:05 AM
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72. This asshole is all about control, and now he has lost control of his life, and I am so glad.
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 11:06 AM by Arugula Latte
The world sees his true colors. What a creep. He'll never live this down.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:11 AM
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74. This son-of-a-bitch belongs in prison. n/t
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:13 AM
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75. Somebody needs to drive down there and beat the living SHIT out of that fucker. n/t
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:17 AM
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77. International Business Times covers it & links to FB who outed his address:
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:17 AM
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76. I suffered similar beatings, & like this girl I also have ataxic CP.
While I watching this my abuser called, wanting to hear my sweet little voice, because s/he "is lonely." I wish I had the nerve to send a link to this video and see if it reminds them of his/herself. However, I won't because I want to maintain a decent relationship with my non-abusive parent.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:34 AM
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78. Well, I'm no psychologist
But I hope you know (and I'm sure you do) that NO ONE is deserving of treatment like this. It is NOT okay. Take care of yourself and take steps to make sure you are safe.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:26 PM
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137. Thanks HJ!
I'm way past my childhood. I'm 50+ years old and I'm happily married to a spouse who makes me feel completely safe. Watching that tape was like a typical night at my house, the only difference being the language wasn't foul, and in my case the belt wasn't looped, but was cut up the middle lengthwise. To this day my abusive parent feels that such punishment was deserved.

Now I have to deal with mustering the strength to deal with aging parents in a caring, humane way. The one who was abusive is constantly looking for reassurance that they were a good parent and doesn't want to deal with the reality of what they did. And it's hard for me to give that reassurance...unfortunately the day that parent dies my main emotion will be relief and feeling that I've been freed from some sort of prison.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:50 AM
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79. Corpus Christi Tx NBC Affiliate Has Updates
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:53 AM
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80. So he has at least admitted it.
I figured he would deny that it was him on the tape. What a monster!

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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:55 PM
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161. Link here for his comments -
http://www.kristv.com/videos/judge-adams-comments-on-vi... /

He admits he lost his temper and has apologized. Says it "was a long time ago" and that he doesn't think he did anything wrong (which begs the question why did he apologize?) ... asshole.

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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:55 AM
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81. "Judge Adams said, "It's not as bad as it looks on tape.""
:crazy:
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:00 PM
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84. That's about as pathetic as it gets.
He's toast and he knows it. What a coward.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:12 PM
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87. ? 'cause More Gentle than she had a'comming ??

Need to turn this guy over to the United States Army.

Durn sure makes me proud to be 'Merican, proud to be Texan!



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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 01:56 PM
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105. Easy to say when you are not on the receiving end, asshole!
comment directed at Adams, of course.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:57 AM
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82. "Not as bad as it looks on tape" -
WTF kind of asshole comment is this? Perry's death penalty should be reserved for this MF. I'd be happy to flip the switch.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:10 PM
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86. Yeah, Dude Is Nuts
Not as bad as it looks on tape? WTF does that mean? Unless he is one hell of an actor, I'm not sure how hitting an teenage girl with a belt 20 times is "not as bad as it looks on tape."

At least he's saving some investigation time by admitting that it's him.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:28 PM
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90. Nope. Jes a Family Values sort'a guy
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:35 PM
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93. They'll use their religion to justify all sorts of crappy behavior. It's repulsive. nt
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 01:10 PM
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101. See StandingInLeftField's post above
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Who quotes a Christian Police Officer as saying
{
The dedicated Christian, like those in Acts 17:11 "received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so," will see that Gods Word plainly advocates spanking in child rearing. In order for the Christian to effectively use the Bible as a reference to advocate corporal punishment, he must know exactly what the Bible says about spanking
}

The most Christian and Godly punishment would to beat your child with a hardbound copy of scripture?

Odds that this judge is: Republican; Christian?

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Tutankhamun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #93
110. "He who spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is careful to discipline him."

(No, I don't believe this crap. I'm just posting the sort of Biblical nonsense often used to justify this kind of violence.)
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:57 PM
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132. "Don't believe your lying eyes."
Scumbag.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:58 AM
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83. "Your Honor?" Pffft -- more like "You Fucking Piece of Shit."
Throw this sick fuck in jail and remove this tumor from our justice system.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:36 PM
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94. "Your Dishonor"... n/t
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:13 PM
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88. Williams response: "It's not as bad as it looks on tape."
Let's do it him and see says the same thing

http://www.kristv.com/news/video-claims-to-show-aransas...
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 12:41 PM
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96. If it was even HALF as bad as it looks on tape, he deserves 10 years in the slammer.
And a big fat fucking civil judgement against him too, to compensate his kids for the horror he put them through. What a fucking rat-bastard.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:37 PM
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114. The abuser never thinks is as bad as it is.
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 02:38 PM by redqueen
I'm shocked that anyone is shocked by it. This goes on all the time. This and much, much worse. She's "lucky" she got it on tape, and that she still has the mental and emotional strength to do something about it.

He failed to beat her into submission, and that is very good for her.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 01:14 PM
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102. Good, glad this is viral now...Check out google search on - william adams judge
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:26 PM
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106. i don't think i want to see the video
but i'll happily look at the bastard being handcuffed.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:17 PM
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134. You do NOT need to see it: A jury does.
From the still-frame you can imagine what it is going to be. There is no need to watch it. I didn't, and I recommend that no one does (unless they are child-beaters themselves).



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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:28 PM
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107. Sicko!
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:29 PM
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109. This guy has one honorable way out
1. Lock office door.
2. Bottle of scotch.
3. Revolver.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:41 PM
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141. He's too much of a fucking coward to do that -
beating up on some child. I'll be happy to pull the trigger for him however.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:34 PM
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112. Front page of the Houston Chronicle
it's front page of HuffPO. Nothing in the dallas paper at all not even a blurb

http://www.chron.com/
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:39 PM
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115. and CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/02/justice/texas-video-beati... /

Let's hope this case is followed so TX Law officials don't protect one of their own.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:15 PM
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120. "Judge Adams remains on the bench ..."
says the above linked article
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:47 PM
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128. has agreed with Bianchi to let a visiting judge hear any cases involving children for at least the..
Judge Adams remains on the bench and has agreed with Bianchi to let a visiting judge hear any cases involving children for at least the next week,"

Folks need to follow up on this case or else TX law will just allow it to fade into the ether.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:39 PM
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140. "For at least the next week"
MF should be removed from that bench and put in the jail.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:37 PM
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113. Damn.
Thanks, Meegbear.

K&R
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snort Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:08 PM
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117. I would really like to kick the shit out of this animal.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:15 PM
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119. Couldn't get past 1:38...there's still six minutes more!?
Enough, just enough of this sort of thing in the world...
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:31 PM
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121. The ex-wife has been interviewed
Hallie Adams, the ex-wife of Judge William Adams and the mother seen on the video has now posted a response on Facebook.

From the Corpus Christi station at the link: www.kristv.com

"Hallie Adams writes: "I am praying for my daughters and me and my family to heal in all ways from emotional and physical abuse, for the current and continuing abuse of my children and me that has been ongoing to end - starting now - for my daughters to both finally be able to go to counseling both individually and as a family group with their Dad's approval, encouragement, involvement and support, for him to finally make amends to all of us, talk openly with us, and take the first steps to letting our broken family heal."

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:37 PM
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:42 PM
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126. That's what I thought, too!
n/t
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:57 PM
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163. Yep. Who wants to bet that this guy is a big churchy Christian family values Republican type.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:33 AM
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231. I would bet you're right.
He sure fits the stereotype, doesn't he? But sticking to facts, the only thing that I can find to "prove" any of this is that he is listed as a Republican candidate on the sample ballot from 2010 for Aransas County.

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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:38 PM
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124. That's not my definition of "family."
"Daddy" belongs in prison.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:44 PM
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127. Not mine either.
And yes, he does! He darn sure does not belong on a bench passing judgment on anyone else!
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:51 PM
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130. I've seen too many cases of battered wife syndrome in
my profession. Those are classic words of "I'm sorry you hit me. It was my fault that you got angry. What can I do to heal what I did wrong?"

Fuck this bastard. Sideways, with no lube, using a claw hammer, handle pointing out.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:46 PM
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156. +1
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 08:51 AM
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229. my local news station picked it up today.
playing his admission that it was him.
They gave the website for people to see, they played his words, then the news readers said, be careful, this is really disturbing. Oh, and by the way, as judge he deals with spousal abuse cases.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:49 PM
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145. fuck her. piece of shit mother. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:56 PM
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:37 PM
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153. Great
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 05:42 PM by Ahpook
They will end up on Dr. Phil and he will buy her a fucking car.

Keep praying, asshole
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:50 PM
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129. this fucker is not only free, hes a judge. While we fill our jails with pot smoking cancer patients.
SERIOUSLY FUCKED UP.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 03:52 PM
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131. You said in a few words, what millions feel
across this country.

that is why OWS is growing, not dying off.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:03 PM
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133. The very sad thing about this, speaking as a physician ---
- now that my sense of justice served, and victim helped has been met - Is that I realize the people who are still most likely going to be the ones ending up really suffering from this are the daughters.

It is a common-place that children who are abused by their parents (usually it is the father) have a deep belief that they in some way deserved to be punished.

The abuser generally does not have, and will never have, either remorse or an understanding that what they did was truly horrible.

I fear that the daughter who was brave, and perhaps threatened, enough to release this horrific video (which I will not watch) is going to suffer remorse for hurting her father by exposing - literally to the world - his savage behavior. She will end up feeling that remorse which he should feel for hurting her, she will feel guilt he can never comprehend.

I do hope that she can be provided with appropriate counseling (if there can be any such) to deal with the feelings of guilt and betrayal which I expect she is going to feel. Feelings that her father will never share.

The State of Texas failed in its duty to protect this child from her parents, I hope (but do not trust) that Texas will not fail in its duty to help her to heal.

Gov Rick: Do you have anything to say on this matter? You could ensure that such duty is met. Though I doubt you have either the compassion, or the courage, to do so.





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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:20 PM
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135. Gov. Rick probably thinks Judge Adams is well within his right
To discipline his children. Same fundie reasoning, etc.

Your post underscores the real sadness to all of this, being that the daughters will be the afflicted and the father will come out relatively untouched. I do think he will most likely be resigning soon, but even still, his life will not ever be impacted to the degree to which his abuse has impacted his children.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:45 PM
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143. Agree -
I doubt he has any idea what he did was wrong - and the culture in this state protects him. We moved here for my spouse's job and it sickens me. This is not abherrant behavior amongst many in this state.
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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:22 PM
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136. She is actually a friend of a friend of mine, please help spread this
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:47 PM
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144. Will do -
you do what you can to keep her safe & find out if she's getting counseling of some sort. A lot of resources in your area. She is going to need support as this is discussed in the press. It's not her fault and she did nothing to deserve this. What happens to her dad as a result is also not her fault. Please make sure she knows this.
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MODem75 Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:34 PM
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139. I bet the parents are teabaggers.
This is how they raise their kids "cause the Bible tells them so".
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:50 PM
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146. Unfortunately this is not just teabaggers -
it's actually pretty common in this state and other places as well. Lack of education in some cases - cycle of abuse and community norms (esp. the fundy Christians). I'm actually glad to see the outrage in this thread because so many think this is how to "discipline" children.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:55 PM
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147. Same congressional voting district as Ron Paul
Go figure.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:59 PM
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149. I'm in his voting district too -
so that doesn't mean much. It's like this all over Texas unfortunately, and also many other areas.

I will say I moved to Texas for spouse's work about 8 years ago and I think it has made me even more leftist than I was before. Frickin' messed up culture down here with all these fundies.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:00 PM
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150. Whipping kids in south Texas is pervasive. And disgusting. nt
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:10 PM
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151. I finally got the balls up to watch this and I made it 2 minutes before I couldn't deal anymore
Someone should take away his mask so he's never confused with being member of mankind.

PB
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:40 PM
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154. I sent the link to the Nancy Grace show with a comment about how this judge is still on the bench -
I know some folks make fun of her but I like the show and how she stands up for victims. Maybe her people will take a look at it. The more publicity the better, I don't want this to get buried by the TX good old boys club ...
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:37 PM
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192. I think Nancy Grace will be all over this once
the baby Lisa case is solved.
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Dont call me Shirley Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:43 PM
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155. That asshole needs to be disbarred. I hope ACLU is working on this. What a fuck up.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:51 PM
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159. I think the Texas Bar is the venue for getting him disbarred -
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 05:52 PM by TBF
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southmost Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:47 PM
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158. don't need to watch it
just reading this gives me visceral disgust, I deal with alto of coworkers down here in texas who advocate this kind of over-the-top corporal punishment

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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:55 PM
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160. The mother told her to
"take it like a grown woman". I guess we know what she gets from the bastard. Sick, sick, sick people.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:56 PM
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162. Coward beats a disabled woman? At the least, throw him off the bench. Or hand me a belt.
Let him pick on someone who might not have the disabilities of his daughter. Or just give me a belt and let us go at it. I grew up in a household where my dad beat mom so bad the cops were there all the time until she gave him the heave-ho. I was 10 at the time, and still remember the years cowering behind the couch with my little brother, and how helpless we felt. I don't handle this sort of thing well at all.
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:59 PM
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164. My father used to beat my brother like that all the time
He wasn't disabled though. Actually he probably hit my brother harder, after making him stand up and drop his pants and underwear in front of the entire family at dinner time.

I hate my parents. My dad for being an asshole, my mother for allowing it and still justifying it to this day. My brother for growing up and doing the same to his own daughter...cause y'know he survived.

My family are all tea pot losers and live far away. Certainly this guy should not be a judge or involved in in the justice system. Poor girl! :cry:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:16 PM
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171. .. OMG. Please save your niece from this torture.
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 11:17 AM
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239. You're right of course. I recently gave up trying to maintain a relationship with
them and plan to call CPS on my brother and parents (who are raising my sisters kids. My mom posted on face book about threatening my four year old niece with a wooden spoon which I thought was nuts!) If nothing else hopefully they'll get an education on better ways to discipline kids. It's easier for me to speak out since I'm on the other side of the country and can avoid their wrath.
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James48 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:03 PM
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165. R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C-A-N. ANY QUESTIONS? n/t
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:58 PM
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216. sorry
but this behavior crosses all lines.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:49 PM
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167. The more I think about this case the more it breaks my heart & Lyric is right
I've been there, done that. I suffered beatings with a belt, and many times it felt like it was going to last forever. Like this girl, I had chutzpah and at times I would not give my abuser exactly what they wanted. Yes, the fighting and the beating often lasted for hours, yet I feel stronger as an adult that I stood up to a person who should've been protecting me.

As Lyric has expressed in her posts, there can be a whole lot of dysfunction going on in this family. One of my parents was abusive, the other was not. I'm not going to explain the non-abusive parent's behavior, only to say you just had to be there.
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:04 PM
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169. I completely understand
I had one abusive parent, one not (well, not physically). And as I said in another post, one simply cannot understand the damage that comes from not being protected by the person that is supposed to be the person you depend on for your life.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:32 PM
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190. LQ, we all have to stand up together, don't we?
For those who weren't there, and didn't experience anything similar, it's hard for them to understand...why we love the non-abusive parent...and why we care for the abusive parent in their old age. My husband experienced corporal punishment as a child, but nothing like I did...he has tried to understand. This video was so hard for me to watch, yet it is the closest thing I can show him about the uncontrolled anger that a parent can show to a child, and the hours-long verbal and physical fights my parent would go off on with me because I didn't conform to their ideal of a normal child or teenager.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:03 AM
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217. the abuser and the co-dependent
yup, been there. very complicated and dysfunctional. father passed two years ago. mother refuses to even entertain the thought. she's 79, so i have just given up and let it go. it's better that way.
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:01 PM
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168. Your efforts are paying off
It's on CNN tonight, on Erin Burnett and AC360

And yes, that disgusting POS for a mother is just as guilty. She sacrificed her daughter to save herself. I've talked to many women who have been through the same thing and not having your mother stand up for you against your abuser does horrible, damaging things to your psyche. May the mother go to jail with the waste of skin for a father.
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Serve The Servants Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:30 PM
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205. Just tuned to CNN
A story about Justin Bieber was on, but I can see the story queued up for later.

Priorities I guess.
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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:17 PM
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172. Update to this story - Judge's daughter: Hope beating video gets him help
Source: MSNBC

CORPUS CHRISTI The 23-year-old daughter of a Texas family law judge says that she feels some regret about posting online video of her father violently beating her with a belt several years ago but that she hopes it forces him to get help.

The clip posted last week on YouTube shows Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams lashing his then-teenage daughter 17 times on the legs.

"I'm feeling some regret for publishing the video because to ruin my own father is heavy indeed. But I really want him to seek help," the person identifying herself as Hillary Adams tweeted on a Twitter account.

In another tweet moments later, the person said, "Please spread the word that my father needs professional help and not hatred. We can offer him the tools to be a better person."

Rockport, Texas, Police Chief Tim Jayroe said Wednesday that his department has launched an investigation after receiving numerous calls from concerned citizens who saw the video uploaded onto YouTube.

More: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45135221/ns/us_news-crime_a... /
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ArnoldLayne Donating Member (871 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:20 PM
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174. Arrest both of those 2 sorry ass Mother Fuckers now!!
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:46 PM
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181. further update - Father's girlfriend was seen carrying his briefcase, rifle and such to the car
make him carry his own damn stuff. How could she stay with a man like that? Has she seen the video?
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Fantastic Anarchist Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:34 PM
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176. I knew I shouldn't have watched the video ...
I'm fuming. Fucking authoritarian asshole. Big fucking man beating his disabled daughter. And the fucking wife is not innocent either. Fuck the both of them. Fuck people who beat people who are no threat to them.

Goddamn, I'm fucking extremely pissed. I wish he'd try to take that belt to me, fucking dick.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:39 PM
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177. that was not just physical abuse, that was emotional abuse also
the man should be ashamed and he should be punished and sent to jail!!! long term!!
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:51 PM
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183. the film is from 7 years ago? Why is it just being posted now?
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MODem75 Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:55 PM
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185. If she would have released it back then she would have ended up with her photo on a milk carton.
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Tuvok Obama Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:16 PM
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187. Justice
7 years ago, when she was 16 and living at home, this psychopath probably would have beaten her to death for posting this.

Now, after all this time, with no time to think of a more effective defense than the one he used when he was blindsided by KZTV this afternoon ("It looks worse than it is"), he's free to do what Angry Amish suggested upstream in this thread: Lock the door to his office and take his own life.

That's harsh, but ... you know a guy like this has already made more than his share of enemies before this video was made public. If he doesn't do it, I'm pretty sure someone will do it for him.

I don't mean to advocate that sort of thing. It's more like a social commentary on the recurring cyclical patterns of mankind's less merciful nature.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:05 PM
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211. For this guy, I'd suggest seppuku. n/t
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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:03 PM
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186. WTF!!!
Why is this video NOT sent to the FBI and this PIG and (poor excuse of a) Mother (she is just as much to blame)in fucking jail for LIFE!!!!! What kind of animals get away with this???? Excuse me, "animals" do NOT treat their own like that. These people are monsters!
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:35 PM
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191. It's Texas and completely embarasses me in many ways much of the time -
5 year statute of limitations on non-felony child abuse. This asshole will likely not even be charged.
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:55 PM
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193. No wonder our justice system is sooo F*cked UP...
How would any of us like to have a total asshole like that judging us? That guy need to have the gas chamber for so many reasons.
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momrois Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:22 PM
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196. I posted this on facebook earlier today
Not one---single----"like" or response. I'm really shocked by this. But, what shocks me even more is that I work for a foster care agency. All of the case managers are former CPS workers, and every one of them that I showed the video laughed and said they were "whooped" just like that when they were kids. THAT scares the shit out of me!

I'm appalled and really don't know what to say.
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athenasatanjesus Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:23 PM
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197. What's the matter here?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m39DWVFK-Bw

Reminded of this song yet again.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:28 PM
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198. I watched the video earlier and this is mild to me
I grew up with worse but I still feel for this girl. My heart is hardened because I am still grieving for that 11 year old girl that was beaten for 7 hours to death by her foster parents. :(

Btw, this video has gone viral because it's on the news in the UK.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 09:57 PM
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202. 10 year statute of limitations for felony abuse of a disabled person, elderly or child 14 or under
Since the daughter was disabled, it is still within the statute of limitation. Daddy Dearest better get himself lawyered up. Oh, and their home owners insurance should be getting slapped with a suit, too alleging Mom was negligent in not protecting the disabled daughter from Dad.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:54 AM
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225. I'm so glad to hear this. I was afraid they'd use the 5-yr limit -
didn't know there was a 10-yr statute for abuse of a disabled person. With the way it is down here ...
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:05 PM
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203. i've heard of this, did the daughter have the video and then upload it 7 years later?
I have no idea how this incident came to light, but this judge should be prosecuted and disbarred in a heartbeat.
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Indepatriot Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:51 PM
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209. Party Affiliation Is Not relevant here.
My dad was from Arkansas, a lifetime Democrat, with much family in Texas, and he used The Belt on my brothers and I. The rules were clear, and I only got it a few times, but I've always thought it was the one very, very bad part of my childhood, and a major blight on an otherwise great job my folks did raising us. My sisters were never hit, and my Mom would freak the hell out if he tried it in her presence. Truthfully, I think my Mom's/sisters reactions made me feel much worse than the whipping itself. That, and I could see my Dad's unspoken regret at losing his cool for the next day or so. He was a very quiet, soft-spoken guy, who prided himself on staying cool, but occasionally his temper got the best of him. He thankfully quit drinking when he was about 45. and the violent episodes ceased entirely after that. From what my aunts told me when I was older, my Dad got it way worse than we ever did, and that was a common practice where they were from. Although I've always loathed physical violence, and, I think, held it against him unconsiously for a few years, we had a great relationship for the last 25 or so years before he passed on, and I harbor no animosity toward him now. He was a remarkable guy considering his background, and made the most of what could well have been a very tough existence. As for me, I've never laid a hand on my two kids. The Judge needs help, the kind he can only get while incarcerated. Lock his lunatic ass up.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:15 PM
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213. when did i ever discuss political party? nt
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Indepatriot Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:28 AM
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220. Sorry alp, didn't mean to reply to you, others in this thread made it an issue. My bad.
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:49 PM
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208. I have worked with abused wives. She showed a lot of courage ending the beating of her daughter.
Most people do not understand the psychology of an abused wife. Most would not have stepped in simply because they had been convinced they were wrong about everything. She did. That showed one hell of a lot of courage. And it ended the beating of her daughter without confrontation directed toward her.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:53 PM
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210. I was on the receiving end of many of those.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:15 PM
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212. omg
i am hyperventilating after watching that..... :cry: that "father" is a fucking animal.
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CarrieLynne Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:45 PM
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215. gave me flashbacks....I lived thru the same kind of things...
:mad:only it was my step mom, and my dad let it all happen, or she made him do it sometimes also....I was beat with a belt, a 3/4" dowl or switches from the tree, often taken outback with my pants down....I was backhanded, thrown around by my hair, told I was pleasing the devil...shit like that...

when my mom called CPS on my step mom, they "investigated" and ruled it "borderline child abuse" and basicaly told them no more objects were to be used on me. (not sure how thorough the small town investigation was tho) but I hope texas has harsher investigations/punishments than CA does....I have a feeling hes getting his karma right about now....


:hug: Hillary :hug:


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scentopine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:55 AM
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219. It is inconceivable that a father would do that to a daughter. Heartbreaking. -nt
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 12:56 AM by scentopine
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:16 AM
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221. Anyone with abuse in their past feels quite murderous upon watching this.
Several of my coworkers discussed the effect at length. One either becomes an abuser, or one wishes to murder abusers.

I'm not an abuser.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:29 AM
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222. Given that the judge has zero judgment or ability to raise children

in a safe, healthy environment as witnessed by this video, every case he has heard involving child abuse should be reviewed.

There are probably hundreds of women in his court who saw their children go to abusers like him.

I hope they all come forward and demand new hearings.

I can't watch, for a host of reasons.....



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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:36 AM
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223. Judge William Adams, you are one sick fuck.
Typical Republican.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:19 AM
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224. This is what we are up against.
This is the face of the enemy. And it ain't al Qaeda!
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:39 AM
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233. +1
n/t
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:04 AM
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226. Horrible.
Thanks, Judge, for dooming your daughter to a life of misery. Hope she gets help, and I hope it works better than mine did.

I'd like to meet this "judge" face-to-face. Bet he doesn't have the balls to pull that shit on somebody who'll hit back.
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 07:11 AM
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227. This is extremely difficult to watch....
Back in the 50's, my mom spanked me with a belt, but never anything like this.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:17 AM
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230. I wish people would educate themselves.
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 09:48 AM by redqueen
So many people are clueless about what goes on in abusive households. This isn't even as bad as so much of the abuse that goes on every day, and people are ready to string the mother up as well. Others are oblivious as to why the video wasn't posted sooner.

Read about battered wife syndrome. Read about the kind of mental trauma that makes kids raised in these kinds of environments (and much, MUCH worse) extremely unlikely to tell anyone.

I get the righteous outrage, I do. But it's frustrating for me, as someone who grew up in a situation much worse than this, to read these ignorant comments and not get very frustrated.

I get that you care, it's good that people care. But if you want to understand this problem, PLEASE READ.
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:39 AM
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232. Deleted.
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 09:52 AM by BlueDemKev
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:53 AM
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235. The quote from the judge, himself
In an interview with KZTV outside his Rockport, Texas, home Wednesday, Adams confirmed to a reporter that he was the man beating his daughter with a belt on the video.

"She's mad because I've ordered her to bring the car back, in a nutshell, but yeah, that's me. I lost my temper," Adams told the station. "Her mother was there, she wasn't hurt ... it was a long time ago ... I really don't want to get into this right now because as you can see my life's been made very difficult over this child."




If this quote is not the TYPICAL defensive posture of an abuser, I don't know what would be! He ORDERED her to bring the car back? What parent uses that word? Ordered?

The mother was there so that made it okay for him to beat his daughter?

And of course he doesn't want to get into it right now. He's been caught on video abusing his child!

The last portion is so typical, as well, blaming the child for making his life difficult.

What a sick, deviant man!
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:30 AM
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237. Dumbass Judge doesn't even know when to exercise his 5th Amdt Rights....
He should have just said, "I'm sorry, but I simply cannot comment at this time."
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CarrieLynne Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:38 AM
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238. *******UPDATE*********
http://news.yahoo.com/dad-caught-video-beating-daughter...


PORTLAND, Texas (AP) Hillary Adams says that until last week, only a couple of close friends knew about the savage beating she received seven years ago from her father, a Texas judge who handles child abuse cases.

Now the beating is on display to the world on YouTube thanks to a secret video she made, and her father, Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, is the subject of a police investigation.

Hillary Adams, 23, says the outpouring of support and encouragement she's received since posting the 2004 video online last week is tempered by the sadness that it's her father lashing her 17 times with a belt and threatening to beat her "into submission." The 8-minute video had been watched nearly 2 million times by Thursday morning.

more at link
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:21 PM
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241. yet mummy dearest supports him and wants
him to heal.

She sure seemed like a willing participant. I wonder if she even realizes the damage she and her hubby caused to her daughter.
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