‘Douche du Jour’: Texas Family Law Judge William Adams Savagely Beats Disabled Daughter; Abuse Caught on Video
Someone who definitely ought to have known better is facing harsh judgement after a video of him beating his disabled daughter with a belt appeared online.
According to Gawker, the disturbing video was secretly shot by the teenager, who was being punished for downloading games and music from the internet without permission.
The victim, Hillary Adams, suffers from ataxic cerebral palsy. She was 16 at the time of this incident, which took place in 2004, although she’d been abused by her father for years.
What kind of colossal douchebag would beat up on his disabled adolescent daughter?
His name is William Adams, and not only is he competing for the title of WORST DAD OF 2011, he’s already got a title that raises serious public safety concerns: Adams is an Aransas County, Texas Court-at-Law Judge.
He is a family law judge.
Hillary posted the following statement along with the video of the cruel attack on Youtube:
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
Within a few days of the video’s posting, the link-sharing site Reddit brought the story to national attention. The cruel and unusual punishment meted out to his daughter ought to immediately disqualify Judge Williams from the bench and open him to criminal prosecution. Maybe if he did a little prison time he’d come to empathize with his daughter because he’d gain exquisite first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be the victim of abuse.
The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct is in charge of investigating judicial misconduct and has the power to issue “sanctions, censures, suspensions, or recommendations for removal from office.” You can contact the Commission by clicking here. Judge Adams’ office can be reached at 361-790-0185, fax 361-790-0185.
Here’s the video. Be warned, it is disturbing and contains sustained physical and verbal abuse:
UPDATE: Judge Adams has admitted to beating Hillary. “It happened years ago… I apologized,” he explained. “It’s not as bad as it looks on tape,” he added.
“Wow, that is a perfect example of his making light of the situation,” Hillary Adams told television station KRIS. “He is a shining example of the way he would treat us. I just can’t believe he would say something like, he doesn’t think it’s a big deal.”
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