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Texas Judge William Adams Brutally Assaults Daughter, Internet Wants To See Him Burn

3:46 pm - 11/02/2011

Call To Action of the Day:
Horrific footage of blatant child abuse was posted to Reddit earlier this evening by a person claiming to be the daughter of Aransas County, Texas Court-at-Law judge William Adams.

Posting under the handle shoeofallcosmos (which has since been hacked), the alleged abuse victim says the beating — which took place in 2004, when she was 16 — was being administered by Judge Adams and his wife as punishment for “using the internet.”

Judge Adams has reportedly made several controversial rulings on the matter of child abuse, including, incidentally, that lack of video evidence is grounds for case dismissal.

I was holding onto the video until the right time,” says Hillary, “and after a barrage of harassment from my father over the phone, I snapped and finally uploaded it. Now I’m sorry I didn’t do it sooner.”

The outpouring of support and disgust was immediate, with many reaching out to media outlets and local authorities on Hillary’s behalf. ”I hope my father gets everything he deserves,” she writes, “and loses everything he doesn’t.”

[WARNING: I haven't seen this video myself since I'm both at work and prone to violent reactions to injustice but I hear IT'S VERY VIOLENT AND DISTURBING.]

Should the video be removed from YouTube, the original file can be found here.

From the Something Awful forums:

All that's being asked of Hillary is for people to spread the word; and I am one to believe it's a more than reasonable request.

Sources: DailyWhat, Reddit, SA

This post was rejected on ONTD and they referred me here.
Clearly this girl felt more comfortable coming to the internet than to the police dept., which is probably drenched in Good Ol' Boy culture,  so it would be nice if we could spread the word and do our part to see this fucker burn.

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apis_cerana 2nd-Nov-2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Oh my god.

I Googled and apparently this text accompanied 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.
arisma 2nd-Nov-2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Well that was a 7.5 minute time machine into my childhood.
livetuned Might want to put a tw for child abuse?2nd-Nov-2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
I couldn't make it past the first minute, I'm already shaking and in tears. I hope this sad sack of shit excuse of a person gets what he deserves.
chaya Re: Might want to put a tw for child abuse?2nd-Nov-2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Past the first minute of the video? There's a summary of content and a warning for violence...
jasonbeast 2nd-Nov-2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
This sick bastard needs to spend a few years in general population.
anjak_j 2nd-Nov-2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
gildinwen 2nd-Nov-2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I haven't eaten because that made me sick to my stomach
anjak_j 2nd-Nov-2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
It makes me so fucking angry to see what he did to his daughter, and it's an obscenity that this fucking sicko ruled on child abuse cases.
ladyumbra 2nd-Nov-2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
I can't omg I can't the belt sounds, the fucking sounds and it's like I'm 6 again and oh god * cries*. I can't finish that video and I feel bad because I feel like I should watch because her suffering shouldn't go unseen but I'm having serious fucking flashbacks and I can remember the pattern of the bruises on my skin and just fuck.

I hope to hell some real justice comes out of this, there's no statue of limitations on child abuse right?

dearmisterecho 2nd-Nov-2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
*major, major hugs* :(
origamicage 2nd-Nov-2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
I knew it was going to make me cry and yet I still watched a little. And I have to work soon and am not very good at calming down.

Hitting your child is never ever okay.

I don't know if it's true, but this was a post on the SA forums:

This seems like as good a time as any to mention that, in the state of Texas, the only eligibility requirement to become a Judge - apart from the election process - is that the person in question must be 20 years of age or older. No legal education, background, or experience whatsoever are required to become a Judge in the state of Texas.
carmy_w 2nd-Nov-2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
I don't know how far up the hierarchy of judgeship this goes. I know that justices of the peace don't have to have legal degrees, but they do have to take an 80 hour course.

According to Wiki, municipal court judges don't have to be lawyers if the muni court is not "a court of record," but they are required to have a legal degree and a certain amount of practice experience if the court is a court of record.
dearmisterecho 2nd-Nov-2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
That was fucking horrific.
circumambulate 2nd-Nov-2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
yeah, the, "take it like a grown woman..." bit.

Can't. Even.
dolcetta 2nd-Nov-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
any updates on this story? i want to see this man stripped from the bench.
evilgmbethy 2nd-Nov-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, that was so incredibly upsetting. That man had bloodlust, he wanted to hurt her, and he wasn't going to be satisfied until she was terrified. I mean he even said he wanted to beat her into submission. And it sounds like it was because she downloaded a game on her computer? I don't even. I hope he gets in deep trouble.
iolarah 2nd-Nov-2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Kazaa, apparently.
bowtomecha 2nd-Nov-2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I thought I could handle that but I've been sitting here for ten minutes reflecting. I swear I'm spending so much effort thinking and side stepping around my memories that I can't seem to move.

If this man was dying and needed assistance, I would freely let all the inability of my being keep me from assisting him.
snapesgirl34 2nd-Nov-2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of glad the video is blocked at work. :/ But I'm also glad she shared the video, that was really brave of her and I hope her asshole dad gets what's coming to him.
myrrhmade 2nd-Nov-2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Hrm, seems like that asshole was part of the same abusive douchebag club as my father was. I agree, I hope he fucking burns.
rayiroth 2nd-Nov-2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
I saw this earlier today. All I want to know is where is this woman now? Is she safe? She she going to get retribution from the father for posting this? Is she going to be safe?
livetuned 2nd-Nov-2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
She's 23ish now and living on her own.
shirogirl 2nd-Nov-2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
I saw this last night and it only had 317 views, I'm so happy to see that it's now at over 600,000. This is disgusting and needs to be brought to attention.
saiita 2nd-Nov-2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
I saw this on the SA forums originally and didn't dare to click the video, the descriptions were more than enough for me. I hope the attention continues to grow. :(
invisiblemonkey 2nd-Nov-2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
I saw it on tumblr and SA and decided to spread it further, it's a pity it was rejected from ONTD because it would have gotten much more exposure.
ruby_chalice 2nd-Nov-2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
This piece of shit is a sadist. I could only watch a small portion before I had to switch off. Far too distressing. I hope the girl has subsequently found support to try to cope with the after effects of this abomination of a childhood.
iolarah 2nd-Nov-2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
He wishes. "Sorry" isn't nearly good enough.
fornikate 2nd-Nov-2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
how brave of her, i hope she's okay.
mollybarton 2nd-Nov-2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Evil. Pure evil. And I don't care if the mom was abused too, there is no excuse for allowing that kind of violence. Jesus. "Beat you into submission." Fucking monster. I hope he rots in hell.

ETA- the comments on youtube are disgusting.

Edited at 2011-11-02 05:23 pm (UTC)
the_gabih 2nd-Nov-2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh God.

I'm terrified for her, and for Allison. I hope they're both safe now.
iolarah 2nd-Nov-2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Looks like one of the Reddit readers got CPS involved, and that Allison is about the age her sister was in that video, so hopefully she's been removed from the house. I hope that Hilary takes Reddit readers' advice and gets a restraining order.
mhael TW on this comment........2nd-Nov-2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
"It's not as bad as it looks on tape."

Fuck you, child abuser.

"Local officials now say they're stepping up police presence in the small town after many people have called in death threats."

It would not hurt my feelings if they went on a coffee break for about three hours and this douchebag was found stabbed to death. Or better yet, beaten to death and gagged with a leather belt to muffle his screams.
angelus7988 Re: TW on this comment........2nd-Nov-2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
evilgmbethy 2nd-Nov-2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
someone on reddit bought the domain name "judgewilliamadams.com" and made the site just redirect to the video.
lunchy 2nd-Nov-2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
I just tried to access it, it says "Page not available."
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