The internet is blowing up with a disturbing YouTube video of Texas-based Judge William Adams allegedly beating his 16-year old daughter, and it is simply horrifying. The footage taken in 2004 shows him cursing at and brutally whipping her more than a dozen times with a belt.
To make things worse, the girl has cerebral palsy, and her mother who's present the entire time does nothing about the abuse. At one point, she even joins in to deliver a lashing.
The girl's offense? She was downloading music from the web. You know what? I don't care what she was doing. It is never ok to beat your child. It's called child abuse, and it's against the law. Period. Watch the video, and judge for yourself. Warning: it's graphic.
When asked if he thought his actions in the video were excessive, Judge Adams said to news reporters, "It's not as bad as it looks on tape." Sorry, buddy, it looks terrible on tape. So terrible that I couldn't bring myself to watch the entire clip. What kind of monster does that to his children?
It's sickening to think that this man has presided over 300 family law cases in the past year, about 50 of which involved cases determining whether parents were fit to raise their children. Clearly he is not fit to have that kind of power and he's currently under investigation.
What do you think? Justified discipline or excessive abuse? Discuss below.
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