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Old 11-16-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I did sort of wonder about the drama/hysterics. Of the girl, I mean, she knew it was being video taped. However, even so, there is nothing my daughter could say or do to make me act that sadistically. Great, she could video tape being sent to her room. Not a lot of drama there.
I agree with you j12, I wonder if she knew it was being recorded. { of course she did right? It's possible she was playing it up a bit. Not to mention she obviously knew she was going to be punished having had set up the video camera or whatever.}

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The New York Daily News by Ethan Sacks - November 2, 2011

Daughter says she posted 2004 footage on YouTube.
Worse

Evevn less "courageous" and "honorable"

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Adams continued: "In my mind I have not done anything wrong other than discipline my child when she was caught stealing".
This man was a judge in the Texas judicial system, a state which is very, "gung ho" on capital punishment with over 200 executions per year, and a Christian, a faith which condones the stoning to death of a disobedient child by all the members of the childs village in the Old Testament......

Considering the source, this really isn't all that shocking.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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This form of punishment is abuse, its never an isolated incident.

Whatever means she resorted to in order to expose her father are irrelavent.

Heres the entire quote...Daughter says she posted 2004 footage on YouTube after pattern of abuse

Key words..she was caught stealing...anyone who watches the video knows this is false, he lied. Of course, minimizing the severity is typical of an abuser.
Adams continued: "In my mind I have not done anything wrong other than discipline my child when she was caught stealing".

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Old 11-16-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Effects of child physical abuse

Initial Effects of Child Physical Abuse
  • Immediate pain, suffering and medical problems in some cases death caused by physical injury.
  • Emotional problems such as anger, hostility, fear, anxiety, humiliation, lowered self-esteem and inability to express feelings.
  • Behavioural problems such as aggression by the child towards others or self-destructive behaviour, hyperactivity, truancy, inability to form friendships with peers and poor social skills. Poorer cognitive and language skills than non-abused children.
Long Term Consequences Of Child Physical Abuse

  • Long term physical disabilities, for example, brain damage or eye damage.
  • Disordered interpersonal relationships, for example, difficulty trusting others within adult relationships or violent relationships.
  • A predisposition to emotional disturbance.
  • Feelings of low self esteem.
  • Depression.
  • An increased potential for child abuse as a parent.
  • Drug or alcohol abuse.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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To exempt himself and then get on Judges platform everyday, he would have to be afflicted mentally.

Not familar with "bunghole", I'll assume its derogatory term like "ahole" or "jackwagon".

I completely disagree with you, my friend. There is no connection between being a violent parent and being mentally ill. They just happen to believe that if they are angry at their kids it's OK to half-kill them. The typical wife- and child-beater has a great public image and in many cases has very responsible work -- I for instance have known a successful attorney, a brain surgeon and a chief of police who abused their families badly enough to force them to flee in order to save their own lives. Remember the German phrase for it? "An angel in public and a devil at home," they say.

Mentally ill people can be violent too of course, but their problems are almost impossible to hide, and they can't turn it on and off like a faucet the way a typical batterer can. They can't function well even if they want to. This guy we're talking about not only made it through law school but was functional enough to get himself elected judge! And he's a bunghole! (Which is indeed the same as an a-hole. )
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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Sociopaths are skilled, and often very successful, they are personable, even charismatic, but when they have a vulnerable person they can act out their disorder on, that person gets the full brunt of their complete lack of empathy, and disregard for others. Sociopaths would kill others, with no problem, but what stops them is the social cost of being caught. This guy probably would have abused his daughter more, but stopped at a line of self preservation. Just do it enough to create an atmosphere of fearful respect, which is like herion to a sociopath.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I completely disagree with you, my friend. There is no connection between being a violent parent and being mentally ill. They just happen to believe that if they are angry at their kids it's OK to half-kill them. The typical wife- and child-beater has a great public image and in many cases has very responsible work -- I for instance have known a successful attorney, a brain surgeon and a chief of police who abused their families badly enough to force them to flee in order to save their own lives. Remember the German phrase for it? "An angel in public and a devil at home," they say.

Mentally ill people can be violent too of course, but their problems are almost impossible to hide, and they can't turn it on and off like a faucet the way a typical batterer can. They can't function well even if they want to. This guy we're talking about not only made it through law school but was functional enough to get himself elected judge! And he's a bunghole! (Which is indeed the same as an a-hole. )
Of course, this isn't a deranged psychotic episode lacking any control.
I know the operatives of the typical garden variety abuser. There something more going on here. An angel in public and a devil at home doesn't quite fit this case.

I absolutely disagree and this is going to be a repetition of what I've already said, When you can totally detach from your profession and judical duties, having heard these cases everday, fully aware of what defines abuse, its consequences on the victim. Throw in the Cerebral Palsy too, you're looking at a man with mental disturbances of some kind, even if hes functional.

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Old 11-22-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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I don't see what makes you say he's mentally disturbed. CP may or may not affect a person's mind. It didn't affect his enough to keep him from excelling in school and doing well enough as an attorney to be a sitting judge for I don't know how many years.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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I don't see what makes you say he's mentally disturbed. CP may or may not affect a person's mind. It didn't affect his enough to keep him from excelling in school and doing well enough as an attorney to be a sitting judge for I don't know how many years.
The father doesn't have CP, the daughter does.

Hes an abusive naricissistic sociopath.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:09 AM
 
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Texas court suspends judge taped beating daughter - CNN.com

Some justice has been served for the girl. Let's hope this continues trending in the right direction and he's punished for what became that horribly disturbing video.

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"Judge William Adams, who made national headlines after the release of a 2004 video of him beating his then-teenage daughter, has been suspended by the Texas Supreme Court."
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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I am not seeing any family holidays after this. I agree that he should not be a judge any longer.

Hope this girl does not need to borrow money from her Dad.

Was this girl using this tape to leverage her Father? And he finally told her to do whatever she wanted? Did she tell him about the tape? So many unanswered questions.
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