Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams

This is a horrendous video, it’s one of the worst things I’ve seen online.

I think it’s also important that we see it. The description 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.

I’m putting it behind the fold. If you know someone who is being abused don’t stay silent.

In the US and Canada you can call 1-800-4-A-CHILD if you are being abused or know a child who is. You don’t have to be an adult to make the call. Someone will listen.

To reiterate, this is a shocking and disturbing video, but some of us need to be shocked and disturbed to be willing to take action.

Act.

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  1. My father used a wodden dowel, about a foot and a half long and probably half inch thick. I won’t be watching the video, because just thinking about it is messing with me. My stomach feels bad thinking about it.

    One of the many evils of child abuse is that the abused are often future abusers. In my case I feel like I didn’t have better tools. To me it was normal that children learn, however necessary, to obey immediately. I only ever had to be told things once as a child. I was well taught.

    I brought this into being a parent until I realized I was carrying my own problems with me and giving them to my kids. As a younger parent I was abusive because my first instinct was to use the same pain and fear I’d known.

    1. I’m sorry that you ever believed that you deserved to be hit or that your children did.

      I’m assuming that you’ve done a lot of healing and are taking care that your children can do the same.

    2. It’s actually a fallacy that the abused are “often” abusers themselves. The statistics are that the majority of abused children do not grow up to be abusers. However, the majority of child abusers were abused themselves. Which, in less confusing terms, means that there’s a slim percentage of abused kids that grow up to abuse their own children…but the rest do not.

      In any event, it’s sad and I can understand how it happens if you grow up thinking it’s normal. I never did think it was normal, perhaps because I was the only kid in my family treated that way. I also had friends whose parents didn’t hit them. 

  2. This man has decreed himself judge, jury, and executioner towards his daughter, his own little girl. Imagine what he has done to people before him in court!!! This violent, undisciplined man needs to be removed and never hold a responsible office again.

  3. This man is an animal. I’ve gotten beaten with a belt like this when I was a child.This video brought up a lot of feelings that I haven’t felt in a long time. I don’t understand how anyone can do this to a child. I have children and I would NEVER, EVER do something like this. The very thought of being this mad at a child makes my stomach turn. No child deserves to be hit like this. This man is evil and deserves to be in jail..or worse.

  4. I can’t believe they allowed him to take a “paid leave of absense.”  Paid?  Really?  Throw his ass in jail and let  the inmates  deal with him. 

    NO PAY for the child abuser.

  5. So that’s why they call it the Bible belt…..
    What’s the betting he’s a religious zealot that goes to church every Sunday.
    Texas produces so many sad bigots who gain positions of power over others.

  6. I hope he loses everything and can finally understand what it is like to be belittled and beaten. Parents are NOT supposed to act like that. I have 3 children and they will NEVER know abuse like that. He needs to be given a belt beating in public. Let people scream horrible things at him and beat on him as he as done to his own child. I hope this poor girl didn’t have any siblings, that would just mean more children have been tortured by him. The really messed up part will be in a couple of years down the road. They will interviewing  for parole and he will say how God has awakened him and now he sees the light, how wrong he was, that he begs for forgiveness etc..and it will be total BS and an affront to God. Mr Adams you will go before God one day and you will answer from each and every wrong you have commited. Hang your head in SHAME! 

  7. This animal needs to be arrested…I’m sorry but I can’t this person a human…that’s an animal…and HE OR IT IS A JUDGE…NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED AND THROWN IN JAIL IMMEDIATELY….HIS WIFE MAY HAVE BEEN ABUSED BUT SHE DOESN’T APPEAR ANY BETTER…THIS EX JUDGE AND FORMER WIFE NEED SERIOUS PYSCHIATRIC HELP BUT NOTH SHOULD BE GIVEN JAIL SENTENCES..THIS CREATURE SHOULD NEVER HAVE THE POWER TO JUDGE ANYBODY..ANYBODY…

  8. This animal needs to be removed from court…We’re talking about a kid with cerbral palsy DOWNLOADING MUSIC VIDEOS TO BE WHIPPED LIKE THAT..NO DRUGS…NO WILD PARTYING..NO REBEL GIRL WITH A REBEL BOYFRIEND…NO BREAKING THE LAW…MUSIC VIDEOS?…AND NO KID REGARDLESS HOW BAD DESERVES TO BE WHIPPED LIKE THAT…HOW THE KID DID NOT RUN AWAY IS SHOCKING WHICH MEANS THERE WERE POSSIBLE MANY MANY NIGHTS OF ABUSE SHE TOOK FROM THAT ANIMAL..AND HIS EX WIFE IS JUST AS BAD…THAT ANIMAL WAS A JUDGE?  SHOULD BE IMPEACHED AND THROWN IN JAIL WITH EX WIFE AND BOTH GET PSYCHIATRIC COUNSELING….

  9. really hope this spineless so called man loses everything including the love and trust of his daughter , Send him over to the UK and we will show what we do with people that abuse kids

  10. It’s sick and embarassing that this happened in my state.  I don’t care if the mother was abused herself, either.  It is the mother’s job, ALWAYS, to protect her child.  She failed.  She deserves the same punishment as the judge.  I think his legal career is over.  I just cannot believe he actually went to work yesterday! 

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  12. That man is a nut, and should be removed from the bench as a judge.  He shouls be horse wipped in the streets, and then stoned. 

  13. Think of how much damage this demon has done to everyone  he has come in contact with…..the scarry thing is, there are millions more like him with their children dying slow emotional and spiritual deaths.

    He is/was convinced that he was justified in giving her a beat down…how can you attack your own flesh and blood.

    Karma is a bitch……

  14. I finally found the video I’ve been hearing about…. It is very, very, very disturbing, to think that this guy is actually a judge in Texas. To hear him swear at his 16-yr old daughter, and say what he said, in the tone of voice he – and Mom – used, is horrific. This is pure child abuse. The judge should be immediately, and permanently, *REMOVED*FROM*the*BENCH*. Sir, you are a disgrace. You bring SHAME to the American “legal” system…I wrote “legal”, because it is NOT a “justice system”, rather it is a “legal system”…I am also dismayed at the number of commenters, who seem to think that violence on *OUR*PART*, is justified by the violence on *HIS*PART*…Sorry, you sickos. Violence only begets more violence. Unlike this satan-worshipping judge, we need the compassion and forgiveness of Christ Jesus….I wish Texas would do
    America a favor, and secede…We don’t need you, or want you, Texas. Look at the last 3 Presidents you have given us!…”I will believe that corporations are “persons”, when Texas executes one.” ~NH native.

  15. I would like to add, based on some of the comments here, that judging TEXAS by this sicko is wrong.  There are sickos in every state.  The vast majority of us ARE NOT.  So leave the Texas judgment out of it.    Is Ohio bad because it produced Jeffrey Dahmer?  Should California be judged by the idiots who follow Manson?

  16. I belive in justice, but this so-called father not to mention a “JUDGE” is nothing but a coward/bully.  Anybody would be behind bars……!!!

  17. What you have to understand is calling a child abuse hotline does NOT help.  Unless a child has an adult witness, willing to testify, abuse charges will not be made or will not stick and the child will be back with the abusive parent.  If the non-abusive parent divorces the abusive parent, even if the abusive parent can’t get custody, there will be visitations the child HAS to go to until they are an older teen.  This is how it is in many counties and States in the US.  Even if four siblings all testify to the violence, it doesn’t count unless an adult sees the abuse.  Even if the abusive parent leaves visible marks on the head, face, neck, body, the visitations may stop for a period of time, while the abuser goes to an anger management program, but the visitations will start again.  In the meantime, the abusive parent is free to abuse, hold positions with accessibility to children, live a free life, while the abused children suffer silently and strive to heal.  Most of the time, the abuser is a male, the father, and the mother doesn’t have the money to protect her children.  The legal system is slanted toward the abuser.  Pedophile groups, like NAMBLA, actively press to make laws against abuse and abusers more lax and enable abusers to terrorize wives, ex-wives and their children.

  18. I saw the video yesterday. Horrifying! I’m so glad she has finally came forward to shed light on this. I hope he is penalized heavily. The mother as well.

  19. Unbelievable that he will probably get away with this.  He lacks judgement as a judge and parent and she be removed from his job.  I’ve worked in Child Welfare and juvenile Justice for 35 years and most if not all judges would convict a parent of Child Abuse for this act and they would have a criminal record and likely jail time.  There is no excuse and he should be ashamed and resign from his position.

  20. crazy guy need jail throw the key the other daughter is probably scared to say he is abusing her  just as hillary was afraid get her out of there he should be no judge has no judgement period!!!!!

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