Video of a Texas judge beating his disabled daughter in 2004 has recently gone viral, but he’s says “it’s not as bad as it seems.”
Hillary Adams told KRIS-TV that she posted the video late last month after years of abuse by her father, Aransas County Judge William Adams.
“Waiting this long to publish it has enabled me to look at it with hindsight and not be so caught up in the passion of the moment,” Hillary Adams said. “I think we do, my mother and I, we do need to try to move on past the anger and just concentrate on getting counseling and help.”
“It happened years ago… I apologized,” the judge recalled, adding, “It’s not as bad as it looks on tape.”
“Wow, that is a perfect example of his making light of the situation,” Hillary Adams told the station. “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.”
She claimed Judge Adams administered the beating because he did not approve of her illegally downloading music and games.
“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,” Hillary Adams wrote of herself in the video’s description.
The man in the video can be seen repeatedly using a belt to whip the girl in the legs.
“Bend over the fucking bed!” he shouted.
“Stop! Stop!” she screamed.
“Lay down or I’ll spank you in the fucking face!” he warned. “Didn’t I tell you to take that fucking thing off the computer!”
At one point, Judge Adam’s then-wife Hallie Adams took over the spanking duties. When she refused to give the belt back to the judge, he returned with another one.
“I’ll beat you into submission,” he said as he continued to deliver blows. “You want to put some more computer games on? You want some more? Fucking computer. I didn’t even want one in the goddamn house. See all the problems they caused?”
In all, the girl is seen taking at least 20 licks over a 7-minute period.
Reddit users have launched a vigilante campaign against Judge Adams, posting personal details and having pizzas delivered to his house. The local law enforcement has been flooded with phone calls since a “Don’t Re-Elect Judge William Adams” page was created on Facebook.
“We were made aware of the video last night, and there is an ongoing investigation,” police Chief Tim Jayroe told Slate Wednesday.
For her part, Hillary Adams is now trying to curb the unexpected fury of the Internet.
“It is my wish that people stop threatening my father and start offering professional help,” she tweeted. “That’s what he really needs.”
Watch this video from KRIS-TV, broadcast Nov. 2, 2011.
Warning: The following YouTube video is very disturbing.
Fox News pundit: Tax returns ruling against Trump is ‘a win for him’ and ‘will help the president’
Fox News pundit Katie Pavlich argued on Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling which opened the door for prosecutors to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns is actually "a win" for the president.
Pavlich made the remarks after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can request the president's tax records in a public corruption case.
"I think it's a win and a little bit of a loss for President Trump," Pavlich explained. "In the sense that he will now have to deal with a number of these issues and other presidents in the future will as well, whether they are valid requests for information or not and whether they are being made for political for reasons or for valid criminal investigations."
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On Thursday, following the Supreme Court's 7-2 ruling that President Donald Trump's taxes are not immune from the Manhattan criminal investigation, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin broke down the implications of the decision.
"All nine justices reject the position put forth by the president's lawyers in this case," said Toobin. "All nine justices say that the president does not have absolute immunity from a subpoena, and all nine agree that the case has to go back to district court."
"This is a legal defeat for the president, but it may be a practical victory," added Toobin. "The idea that the president can't be subpoenaed is completely rejected but the Supreme Court, and that even the two dissenting justices agree on ... the practical victory for the president is that the legal proceedings will continue. It seems unlikely, given this opinion, that the president will ultimately be able to stop the disclosure of these events to the grand jury in Manhattan, but it's going to take time. I mean, this process will begin again. The district court will get briefings. They may hear evidence. That will be appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and then losing party will likely go back to the Supreme Court. All of this will take a while."
Mask-free UFC fighter punches and hurls racial slurs at older man for ‘touching’ him at restaurant
UFC fighter Mike Perry was seen on video punching an older man for allegedly touching him. Perry, who is white, can also be heard using the N-word multiple times.
According to ESPN, the incident occurred at Table 82 in Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday.
In a video shared on social media, Perry appears irate as he is ushered out of the restaurant.
Lubbock police officers who arrived on the scene declined to arrest Perry but said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.