I don’t even know what to say about this because the words I’d need to express myself are hard to find. I just watched a video recorded in 2004 in Aransas County, Texas by a teenage girl. It is disgusting. It allegedly shows Court-At-Law Judge named William Adams beating his teenage daughter with a belt for accessing the Internet. He repeatedly screams profanity as he hits away despite her pleas for him to stop. At one point he asks, “Are you going to put more computer games on?” Seriously? He beats and terrorises his daughter for that? This is a crime. The man in this video is not doing this out of love or a sense of duty as a parent. He’s a thug.
And of this morning that thug is being investigated by the Rockport, Texas Police Department. The investigation started last night, right after the video was brought to the department’s attention, Police Chief Tim Jayroe told the International Business Times.
The video on YouTube was posted by user shoehedgie on October 27, 2011. It has almost 500,000 views as of today, November 2nd, and that number will undoubtably increase in the next few days.
The text posted along with the video reads:
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.
The Aranas County web site shows the following News Release:
This is the video. PLEASE BE WARNED IT IS NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH: