Judge Beats Daughter

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago in

Aransas County Texas Judge William Adams & his wife beat their daughter with a belt for using the internet.
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Female 50
all of this for a game?! that is disgusting
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Male 137
meh. i don`t understand what all the fuzz is about. this happens in almost every household i think
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Male 1,057
The ironic thing is that although this is arguably legal, if it were a dog instead of a child it would be animal abuse no questions asked...
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Female 74
Sadly, this abuse occurred in 2004, and so is beyond the statute of limitations for prosecuting this man. And, he`s a Family Law judge. In other words...he handles child abuse cases.

There is a vast difference between a spanking and a beating. This was a beating.
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Male 5,413
@SpurblyBurbl/Smugfaceahole
I can just say **** the "scientific* reading and say "kick this guys head in. It`s people like you that are the real problem.
"Awww that poor judge having to beat his daughter".
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Female 833
this is drating disgusting. at one point the mother tells her to take it like a woman. if she was a drating woman, they`d be drating well prosecuted for assault. I am a mother. I have used smacking on my child but this is something entirely different.
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Male 5,094
splurbyburbl: The question isn`t IF it`s legal but WHY it is.

The scientific, objective and totally clear mind has already dismissed corporal punishment as an effective method of child-rearing.

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Male 881
[quote]According to the law this is simple not abuse. You may think it is abuse but it is not. That, my friends is the only fact that is relevant.[/quote]
You are wrong on two counts. First, you really think that the only relevant thing is its legality? Really? So morals and ethics are irrelevant? I find this kind of barbarity very relevant and I think other rational people do as well.

Second, in Texas parent are allowed to spank their children if the spanking is reasonable. Causing injury to a child is a felony. In Texas, injury is defined as physical pain, which is evident in this video. It would be considered unreasonable if there is bruising or if the parent uses a dangerous object, such as a belt. We cannot tell from the video if there is bruising, but we can see the use of the belt and that makes it unreasonable. This video would be enough evidence, in Texas, to start an investigation. Whether it is illegal or not would be up to the courts, not you.
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Female 246
ANYONE including my childs father were to beat my baby with a belt like that I would beat their #ss!
There was absolutley no reason for him to fly off the handle like that. F*cking ridiculous! SPANKING is one thing....THIS is crossing that line
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Male 2,551
While I think spankings are (or rather, can be) nessasary, I don`t think that this was the correct time to use it - although I`m not a parent. I have been spanked a few times - I can`t remember for what any longer, but it wasn`t anything as stupid as using the internet when I wasn`t supposed to.

What isn`t mentioned in this video is the girl has cerebral palsy, and she didn`t just `use the internet` - she was downloading anime, japanese music, and games.
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Male 2,796
Also, all of you have at one point (most likely) had something happen, or did something inappropriate and it was blown out of proportion by someone else. Because of that you were probably judge way too quickly and harshly when really your intentions were totally different than what it seemed. I bet you wished you had someone with a clear head to defend the process by which you were judged. And if it has never happened to you, then maybe one day it will and maybe it will be huge. In that event, you will also want someone with a logical way of thinking to step back, look at the facts, not rush to judgment based on circumstantial evidence, and defend you.

Personally I have been subject of life altering accusations and I beat it through the same method. I wish that I had a person willing to do that for me at the time, but I was on my own.

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Male 2,796
I am glad that I had the opportunity to see this and also see the comments. I can tell who has the ability to take a situation and pick it apart in a scientific manner, with an objective and totally clear mind. Sad to say very few of you are able to do this.

According to the law this is simple not abuse. You may think it is abuse but it is not. That, my friends is the only fact that is relevant. That is not to say that this should not be a catalyst to change the law. This is also not to say that I would want to do these things to my own children. But, as far as this being abuse... it is not (in the legal sense). Therefore, it is because of most of you... the LYNCH MOB that this person will not be treated fairly. Already, due to emotional and illogical thinking, his career is probably reuined. This is due to people like you.
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Male 466
I think a scary number of people are so P.C. that they cant differentiate betweem a spanking and a beating! (Hint: IT DEPENDS ON THE SEVERITY)
I got many spankings but I was NEVER abused by my parents.
without a firm hand I probably would have run riot. It also made me well aware of what the repercussions for my actions would be.
Damn often I actually opted for the smack in preference to other forms of punishment- at least it was over and done with.(besides,if i wanted to I could have smashed my old man since I was twelve- I respected him enough not to).
THATS the difference between a beating and a smack on the backside.That judge crossed the line bigtime.
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Male 400
It`s positively ridiculous that this is news. This child disobeyed her parents, and she got spanked. End of story. I see no "abuse" here or anything even resembling it.
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Female 408
so she got a beating by both parents because she used the internet, when her dad said not to? Sounds like the parents were stuck on the "Kid was disobedient" part where as many would see it as "it is just the internet, not drugs,not crime." part
this seemed excessive, but I`m not sure if beating you kid as a disciplinary action is bad or not yet.
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Male 4,902
@Edgarska19, you`re an idiot.
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Male 2,790
i would be bored if i couldn`t do anything other than school crap on my computer



hehe `i`ll go get another one...`*rushes out* made me laught
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Male 638
All that did was bring back memories, that is no more severe than what me and my brother used to get when we got in trouble, I always remember trying to block the belt with my hands but that only made it worse.

If he punched here in the face that is one this but this meh, blown way out of proportion, getting hit with a belt may hurt and leave some redness but it won`t do any real damage. It sounds loud but its nothing like a whip that can tear through skin it"s surface area is much greater.
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Male 916
seems fairly normal to me. i used to get that for everything from bedwetting as a toddler to having a messy room as an adolescent.
for my generation it was just how kids were raised.
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Male 8
This is fake, or, it`s someone`s pleasure.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I missed that her mom states she is 16 and should "take it like a grown woman." Holy poo, this went from upsetting me to making me drating IRATE![/quote]

I find it strange that is the part that some people are so offended by. It`s no different to "take it like a man" comments, which are said to male people of that age (and younger). 16 is not 6. 16 year olds are not children. They`re adolescents, arguably adults.

It`s an irrelevant side issue, probably stemming from sexism. The main issue is whether or not it`s appropriate to punish someone in that way. I think it isn`t. I think it`s assault and an abuse of a position of authority. Given that he`s a judge, that`s a particular cause for concern. Judges need to have good judgement and use a position of authority wisely. I question whether he can do that.
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Male 187
DelCapslock,
I bet my life on it.
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Male 7,123
DelCapslock,
I`d bet the farm on it.
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Male 2,737
So?
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Male 13
You think it`s a safe bet that this guy is a "family values", conservative, Christian, teaparty-Republican who thinks Obama is the anti-Christ?
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Male 303
Wierd... No audio at work but it did seem excessive. I think he woulda stopped if she had just bent over and taken the punishment.. :/ just sayin.
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Male 5,094
Waaaait, so you mean that corporal punishment is LEGAL in the US?! I wondered about why there were so many rednecks on the forums for so many people to defend it, and it simply didn`t occur to me that a civilized country in the 21st century would still accept it.
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Female 142
I feel like there should be a warning on this video because it`s somewhat disturbing.
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Female 737
I should add, since everyone else is including their history with spankings, that I too was spanked. Twice. Once when I was six for pushing my brother, and once when I was thirteen, for calling my mom a b*tch. Both times were reasonable, and memorable. No need to break out the belt and whip the life out of me. The spankings(which lasted two swats each, I remember them vividly) were devastating only because they were used in extreme circumstances. Now, when I was 17, I was caught stealing music off of my computer. My punishment was having my computer taken away after the FIRST time they caught me. That is a reasonable punishment. My parents weren`t perfect all the time, but they had my punishments down right and would have stood better as a fair judge than that man.
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Male 13
The mother seems like she`s trying to be fair about it, trying not to be too hard on her daughter at the same time as trying to let the father get what he wants so he might calm down. but he`s just out of it, like he "has to assert his dominance gahwd-dangit!" she has since left him, and taken with them their other child. this footage is seven years old.
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Female 737
"Take it like a 16 year old woman."

That line itself is the scariest line of all. If the mother really thinks women need to be beat into "submission," as the father kept saying, I wouldn`t doubt the mother was also being beaten.

There is a difference between punishment for crimes, and beating someone in anger. Regardless of what the daughter did, this wasn`t punishment, this was abuse.

As for my stance on spankings, after what I`ve said, you may be surprised. I believe in the open handed spank when it is appropriate.

Question, why didn`t the parents just take away her computer, keep it in the family room and monitor how she used it? If they`ve fought over this issue multiple times before, I would find taking the item away a more suitable punishment(In regards to a spanking- not a beating as shown).
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Male 25
This is not the sort of punishment one would expect to find in a civilized country.
No matter what she did, it doesn`t justify this. He should find a better way to deal with his feelings of losing control.

He is just sick....
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Male 73
but anyone with a temperament like that should not sit in judgement of anyone else.
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Male 73
while i do not agree with spanking, its the parents choice. we know nothing of the circumstances surrounding the video. and it did seem as if she was acting a bit for the camera. i mean that poo doesnt feel good, but it doesnt hurt THAT bad.
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Male 7,123
Izroth,

Very true. The mother tells her to `be a woman` and take a beating. Because, of course, that is what women should do: submit to beatings from men.

Back in the day my dad (a cop in the 1960`s) raised his hand to me xactly twice. Once when I was about seven and climbed out of my bedroom window to try to circumnavigate the house ledge by ledge and once when I was about 14 when he saw me riding a borrowed motor-cycle without a helmet. It wasn`t a beating and his motivation was that he had just seen his child take a stupid risk which could have been fatal. I respected that.

This was an exercise in dominance, in fear: a little man making himself feel big by brutaising a helpless victim. Sick, sick person.
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Male 4,745
Mother drating son of a bitch. I`d like to drag that cowardly bastard out into a field a kick the living poo out of him. That piece of poo isn`t worth the air he breaths. I hope he gets what`s coming to him.
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Male 554
A couple (2) straps would have been enough.
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Male 554
Gee I wonder what type of beating she got for this vid?
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Male 7,123
What a bastard. I hope his daughter gets to choose his care home.
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Male 2,552
Guess she shouldn`t be camwhoring like that.
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Male 1,836
Apparently he is now under investigation.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/463.html
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Male 573
@paco664 Sadist.
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Male 159
i guess next time she will listen to what her father tells her..........

there is nothing wrong with this.....
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Male 1,045
Texas.
Go figure.
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Female 65
I am genuinely shocked at what I`ve just watched. That is flat out abuse, not a `spanking`. I completely agree with parents having the right to decide how to punish their children and even agree with smacking to an extent, but that is just wrong. Like Buiadh said, if he was in the UK he`d be in prison, and deservedly so. Utterly unjustified to hit a 16yr old in that manner, regardless of her actions.
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Female 154
OMG that poor girl...as a parent that is abuse no ifs and or buts about it.
The mom tells her to be a woman and take the beating, but yet she is too immature to put a game on her computer. I heard him clearly say he would beat her into submission...if that isn`t a cause to remove the child from a home until child services can investigate the incident...then I would like to know what the hell they do consider child abuse!!!
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Male 3
On my previous comment, a quote from liveleak.com

Signed like this : "Signed, Hillary Adams, his daughter."
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Male 3
"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.

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Male 500
What Patchgrabber and dognose82 said. Spanking in moderation is not all that wrong, but this guy went way, WAY over the top. Plus the language.
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Male 6,737
@McGovern1981

Of course not, but going by the comments on here there`s a lot of US citizens defending his actions. He`d be in jail for that here in the UK.
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Male 2,796
"I don`t know all the facts about what led to the beating, but from what I`ve heard, it was not called for."

So then it would stand to reason that you should get all the facts before rushing to judgment. I am trying to appeal to everyones good sense here.
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Male 6
Oh. My. God.
What the Hell is wrong with this family, that BOTH parents will belt their 16-year-old daughter for using the Internet.
And a JUDGE. A person that is supposed to be a moral, upright figure of authority and FAIR justice! This pillar of justice beats his kid? For using the Internet? He should be stripped of his duties as a judge, and made to stand trial for abuse.
And the mother not only witnesses her own daughter being beat, but ACTIVELY PARTICIPATES? Something here is terribly wrong.
I don`t know all the facts about what led to the beating, but from what I`ve heard, it was not called for.
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Male 5,811
I`m for spanking, but a belt is unnecessary. My parents used only hands because they could be sure how much force was being used. They also didn`t berate and demean me with a temper while doing it. Also, they didn`t immediately or always resort to it either, only when I was quite young and was being quite insolent. This guy just seemed to enjoy it.
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Male 153
Texas Family Code - Section 261.001

Texas does not recognize this as abuse as it doesn`t leave permanent physical harm or psychological harm. Of course, you could probably get psychologists to support either side of the argument.

I would have to say that it comes down to this: even if it isn`t child abuse it clearly is assault and battery.
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Male 2,796
Acoording to THIS There is not sufficient evidence (based on this video alone) to judge this as abuse. That is not to say that it will not be effective to ruin his career.
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Female 43
Also, BoredFrank, drat you. Unless, you are speaking of the awesome natural beauty of Arkansas, and how it looks as if it is unblemished by the scars of technology, then thank you.
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Male 7,378
Well hell I`m sorry llefflar. I do in fact overlook facts to get these things posted promtly. You`re wrong that I did "little research". I did no research what-so-ever.

I am liberal. Proud of it too. It makes me the opposite of this child abuser.

I`ll fix that discription for you my conservative nemesis.
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Male 153
Okay, so I watched it again while thinking about Indiana Code 31-34-1, which states Reasonable Punishment. I missed that her mom states she is 16 and should "take it like a grown woman." Holy poo, this went from upsetting me to making me drating IRATE!
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Female 43
Good job doing your homework, "MADEST."

Before you post something, try and get ALL the details straight. The Judge is in ARANSAS County TEXAS, NOT ARKANSAS! May seem like a minor detail, but it shows you did little to no research on the back story before you posted something, but that is about par for typical liberal "glance and judge" mentality.
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Male 237
disgusting
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Male 153
As a proponent of spanking I have to admit this is over-the-top. I do not know the age of the daughter, but she looks to be too old. The language used was abusive and a parent should never spank when they are angry. If put on a jury I can`t imagine a defense attorney providing enough evidence for me not to vote guilty. However, how is the laws specifically stated in their state? I live in Indiana and this wouldn`t technically be abuse, so how would you prosecute?
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Male 2,796
I am not necessarily defending the Judge... I am defending due process. Does the video show how hard the belt was hitting? Could it be that while it may have stung that it didn`t cause abrasions or bruising?

Also, would it be fair of me to accuse everyone that do have kids commenting on this video that they cannot be objective to the evidence due to their own affection of their own children? (No it wouldn`t) But we all know that if this were a trial then the Prosecution Lawyer would purposefully choose jurors who do have children in hopes they would be emotionally involved enough to not be able to consider the evidence with a clear head.
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Female 2,761
Besides beating his daughter with a belt, the LANGUAGE he uses! My parents would have never done that to me and would never talk like that to me. I didn`t hear my father use the F word until I was about 22!
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Male 3,327
"4: Admittedly set up footage by the daughter"

That doesn`t matter. She was still abused.

"5: One sided story from the daughter (bias)"

What side could the father possibly offer that would make this NOT abuse?

"7: This video does not show a pattern of abuse it only shows one arguable case of alleged abuse"

Arguable case of alleged abuse? That`s not arguable, or alleged. What we see on this video IS abuse.

"8: This video does not show exactly what the daughter did to deserve this punishment "

She may or may not have done something wrong to deserve some form of punishment, that I won`t deny. But she did not DESERVE this ABUSE.

This isn`t a case of a kid getting spanked. This is a case of a kid being beaten with a belt. Viciously. No one can say anything to convince me that this isn`t child abuse. Period.
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Male 77
@splurbyburbl

Thank you for your last two posts, I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment.
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Male 7,378
splurbyburbl, Nobody deserves this treatment. Especially a disabled child. Life is gonna be hard for her. Your defense of this Family Law judge is frightening. I can only hope you never have children.
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Male 518
How come I-A-B doesn`t mention she lives with Cerebral Palsy
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Male 84
THESE PARENTS NEED TO GET BEAT! AS A PARENT OF 3 TWO ARE DAUGHTERS NO MATER WHAT MY PRINCESSES DO I WOULD NEVER HIT THEM. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT MY GLASS.

IF THIS IS OK THEN THE TERRORIST WIN
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Male 2,796
Furthermore: I am not saying that this guy is not a scumbag. He may well be, but this video isn`t evidence of that... but that is what it was designed to do... to smear him.

And all of you have been sucked into it. This is what is wrong with politics. You all are a huge lynch mob taking circumstantial evidence and judging the life of an entire person based on one persons point of view and word for it. Again, it may well be that this judge is a drating dirt bag and deserves a beating himself, but I will reserve my judgment until I have heard all sides of the story and see more evidence. Which is exactly why we have a judicial process in the first place.
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Male 2,796
The facts are:(from what I see)

1: This evidence is 7 yrs. old
2: He is running for re-election
3: This video shows corporal punishment with a temper.
4: Admittedly set up footage by the daughter
5: One sided story from the daughter (bias)
6: Nobody here knows why the Mother left (only taking daughters word for it)
7: This video does not show a pattern of abuse it only shows one arguable case of alleged abuse
8: This video does not show exactly what the daughter did to deserve this punishment

What this video shows me are two very frustrated parents with a daughter (admittedly) breaking the law and also breaking rules from her Dad. It does show a very abrasive and possibly alarming behavior. It does not show me abuse. What he needs is instruction on appropriate demeanor during punishments... not firing or jail time.
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Female 61
My dad did this to my sisters and I as a child (for stuff more foolish than this). He tormented us in the dark, and we grew up terrified of the dark. We grew up into adults, and we are no longer afraid of him. Be careful how you treat your children, they pick your nursing home.
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Male 7,378
OMG He`s a "Family Law" Judge and his daughter is disabled (cerebral palsey). There`s not a prison that is cold and dank and dreary enough for this douchebag.
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Male 2,670
Wait, they have the internet in Arkansas?
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Female 2
Stupid hick parents
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Male 14,331
@Buiadh

So with your logic child abuse dosen`t exsist anywhere but the US? Buiadh, why so stupid?
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Male 3,327
Can`t watch it. No matter what you opinion is on spanking, or hitting your kids, this is abuse, plain and simple, and he should lose his kids.

My "expertize" in this area:
--8+ years as a foster family when I was a teenager-we took in over 100 abused kids
--Mandated reporter in the State of New York when I was a teacher
--Parent of three kids
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Male 1,836
Using a belt is an acceptable form of punishment in certain rare circumstances. This was not one of them and the way it was employed was completely out of line.
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Male 3,058
Fu*k.

This is exactly what my father did to me.

This is why I will go to my grave hating him.

This is child abuse, plain and simple.
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Male 214
i believe in spanking, but holy crap not like this..
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Male 2,796
"@splurbyburbl, just curious, do you have kids?"

The answer to that has zero relevance to any logic in this situation. Absolutely zero. Why don`t you ask me how long I have been involved with and harbored (truly) abused children? I suppose the group home I grew up in doesn`t make me qualified to comment too, right? The fact is, anyone can comment on this matter if they have kids or not.

Its like saying if you don`t have a vehicle you cannot comment on driving. If you don`t have a tattoo you cannot comment on tattoo`s (or have no credibility). Etc. etc.
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Male 886
The prozac is working for me. I only feel the slightest urge to wrap an axe handle around his head.
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Male 5,189
What NottaSpy said.
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Male 6,737
How the drat could you do that to your own child? That`s a disgrace.

I sound like a broken record but America, why so backward?
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Male 5,094
Here`s my judgment then: Violence with the intent to harm is wrong. Anyone resorting to violence has already lost.

To the "I deserved it" crowd: See Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome or Battered Person syndrome.
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Male 4,902
It`s pretty simple. If you condone this kind of behavior, you either don`t have children of your own or you are an idiot that has no business being a parent.
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Male 173
On youtube the text reads:
" 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"

You are responsible for your actions. You can`t just say "I was manipulated" or "I was drunk" or "I couldn`t help it, I had to drat her".

I freakin hate how some women allow/assist their sick husbands to abuse their children year after year and suddenly they "didn`t know it was wrong" or were "forced" or "manipulated".

YOUR HUSBAND IS BEATING YOUR DAUGHTER! FREAKING DO SOMETHING OR SUFFER THE SAME PUNISHMENT!

GRRrrrr I`m mad :(
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Male 514
This one definitely crossed the line from corporal punishment to abuse, particularly with the demeaning comments and swearing
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Male 249
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Female 92
End seems missing...A calm tone from day one works. No troubled teenagers who`ve come from bad backgrounds and rough areas wont sit on the naughty step for fifteen minutes. But if you treat them with respect from when they`re little then it works. My friend has sons and they are two of the nicest kids i`ve met. Polite friendly kind etc. Why? Because she treated them like slightly smaller humans and interacted with them.
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Male 97
@asianchamp
You are 100% correct. I was beaten as a kid when I acted out. But I don`t believe it is right and I will never enforce this kind of punishment on my children. This is NOT discipline. It only forces a child to obey out of fear of being abused.

Although, when I saw this video. It made me sick to my stomach and I wish I were there to burst in with a gun to that bastard`s head and whip him with a belt until his butt was minced meat. Then take that poor girl and her baby sister out of that nightmare for good. Even the drating mother joined in the beating...drating disgusting.
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Female 92
I was hit by both my non abusive mother (a couple of times with the belt very rarely) and my abusive father (Repeatedly till I was covered from head to toe in black an blue bruises) as a child and I don`t condone violence like this. She`s terrified, screaming, in pain and to top it all off once the mother attempts to take some control and actually gets the daughter to roll over and take the punishment the dad runs back in going "My turn now wifie you can`t have all the fun now!(sarcasm)" Seriously how is this not wrong? You wouldn`t treat an animal like this and yet a teenager/child is ok? Yeah she may have set him up but god knows how long this has been going on for and how long it continued after this video and maybe this time she just wanted a little proof. What happened to treating your kids like humans? If my friend didn`t do what I asked I wouldn`t start throwing punches. You`re not "The boss" You`re their carer, mentor and friend hopefully and a calm tone FRO
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Female 513
N70 - this may have ended for this particular girl - but at about 46-49 seconds in, there is clearly a toddler present, therefore, the potential for a further victim is there. If the wife has indeed left, there may be no threat to this other child. He still has no business being a judge, though.
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Female 32
This happened in 2004, the matter has been dealt with. Calm your vaginas.
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Male 715
dammit I was hoping the end would be her killing them both
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Male 15
What.... The ... F***....

So was he arrested for this? Fired? No? Nothing?
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Male 414
Peoples who are posted, who are encouraging this, because them themselves were beaten as kids, and decide to take it out on their own innocent kids. What the HELL is wrong with you? Children adopt and learn behavior, if you beat the crap out of them, they will abuse their own children. Violence has ZERO place in any family. Try sticking your head into a vice next time you even think about hitting them. No child should ever have to go through such monstrous punishment. Kids are screwed these days, not because you dont beat them, its because you dont give them any attention and love. Spend time with them. Take them to the movies. Read them books and help with homework. Simple as HELL. Dont sit them in front of tv and Xbox right after school for the rest of their schooling years and expect them to turn out great.
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Male 4,902
@splurbyburbl, just curious, do you have kids?
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Female 2,927
did you read the you tube info that she had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth? just... wow.
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Male 466
As a kid I got the belt a fair few times and looking back now I can honestly say i NEEDED it and it did me good! - the point where it becomes abuse is where he continued to hit her -I only got one or maybe two licks of the belt and it taught me mum and dad were serious (and I also learned respect and consequences)
Now I THANK my parents for it!!
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Female 45
I got spankings as a child, and I believe I am a better person because my parents disiplined my brother and I in such a way, but that... That crossed the line. That was abuse, and I don`t think that girl was lucky to be living there still. I hope she finds some family that will treat her right and that those bastards didn`t scar her for life.
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Male 881
I raised two smart, respectful, productive, and independent children and I never used violence to discipline them.

If you think that you will spoil you child by not beating them, then your are very misguided. Spoiled children are a result of lazy, inconsistent parents. Just as beating your child is the lazy way out. True parenting is difficult, just as is anything that is worth while.

Be consistent, be involved, and be creative, but never beat them.
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Male 2,345
this is plain and simple child abuse. This couple needs to have that child removed from the house and they both should be facing charges of child endangerment, cruelty and any other charges a REAL judge could add on.
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Female 71
"turn over and take it like a 16 yr old grown woman" wow was the mom raped when she was young to be saying that to her daughter?!
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Male 1,526
Yeah, that`s a judge alright.
He should get put in prison, and get his ass penetrated for not obeying some "big" black man.
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Male 161
ah memories...i got the belt psycho style too. great fun...
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Male 570
did nobody here ever get spanked? sheesh... no wonder this generation thinks they can do whatever they want and get away with it.I would get spanked by the baseball coach at school with a baseball bat fashioned into a paddle then get spanked when I got home. and I`m grateful!!
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Female 4,359
If this happened in nz, (which has a strict no hitting children policy) that scumsucking freak would be in prison right now.
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Male 77
This made me sick, and its not the fact that they dished out corporal punishment. It was HOW it was done. My parents whipped, not BEAT, there is a difference. I could see the anger in every strike from the father. He continually belittled her, and said how she was unfit to be in the house, and THAT is disgusting. Saying he was gonna beat her in the face? Above what needed to be done to that girl. Even the police arent that bad. Still though, she should have listened and just layed on her stomach. *sigh* Just yuck all around.
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Male 21
I felt a little sick coming into this (headache), but now I kind of want to throw up. Not only is that physical abuse, there`s verbal abuse, dangerous anger management, and extremely unhealthy power dynamics as well.

"I never got my lick in on her."

"You don`t deserve to be in this f***ing house."

"I oughta just keep beating you and beating you."

"You even look at me f***ing wrong, I`m gonna take you in there and wear your f***ing a** out."

"Are you happy? YOU caused this!"

Unbelievable.
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Male 17,512
You don`t discipline your kids when angry, if you do discipline with corporal punishment, then you do it in a calm clear manner without cussing or yelling, yeah that`s hard to do sometimes, easier said than done.

Adults need to calm down and discuss the appropriate punishment first, trust me, the kid will imagine the worst punishments while you are doing so.

Compared to what I got though, swats with a drilled boat paddle, this kid got off easy. She should feel lucky, I know of parents that really beat the crap out their kids, bruised and bloodied, then told them to tell the nurses at the hospital that they fell down the stairs.
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Male 4,163
wow she was asking for it, she just need to bend over and take it. it looked like she was playing it up for the camra
kids make you want to kill them sometimes.
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Male 2,384
god i thought my parents were bad
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Male 33
*About my earlier post*

Just read the YouTube caption a few posts down. I was wondering why the mom wasn`t stepping in. I thought abuse, but wasn`t sure. Glad that cleared it up.
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Male 15,832
considering this happened ~7 years ago, which would make her ~23 now, there`s not much she can do about it...now. But just wait till her dad needs her to take care of him. Then she can get payback for this...with interest.

When he`s old and helpless, she ought to put him in the cheapest crap nursing home in Arkansas, and rent him out for unauthorized medical experiments or as a human pinata at Mexican biker-gang birthday parties.
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Male 33
Just two more unfit parents.

Honestly, if you need to hit your kids, you`re not a good parent. There`s no way around it.

And before anybody jumps on me, yes, I was smacked around a fair amount as a kid.

If you need to hit your kids to control them, you should really take a look at yourself, because I would bet it`s not the kid. It`s you. There are way more options available then a beating. Especially with a belt.

That mom wasn`t terrible. At least she made a point. She explained exactly what was happening. The dad was just a prick.
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Male 70
<sniff sniff> I smell another news report soon.
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Male 737
from the YouTube posting: "2004: 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,
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Male 4,004
Clearly this was not a disciplinary measure, but an outlet for the dude`s rage. The mom was making a point, the dad was unleashing.
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Male 69
I have never or never will hit my kids with anything. I am fortunate that my kids have not pissed me off. I play with my kids. We rock out with Pokemon Cards. Its fun.
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Male 2,422
Just another example of family values from the Bible Belt.
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Male 321
Spare the rod, spoil the child. He should have Homer Simpsoned her "Why you little!"
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Male 2,528
This is moderately extreme. While I don`t think I would ever spank someone a teenager for putting games on a computer, at the same time, I also know that I don`t want to have kids because they are shytheads who pull stupid poo. We don`t know how far this girl has pushed her parents.
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Male 1,239
bluebelle, I`m so happy for you that you enjoyed being beaten, may many more find their way to you. that wasn`t just a spanking, or a beating. It was torture. My dad did poo like that if I even forgot to take out the trash. It`s one thing to spank an extremely defiant terribly behaved delinquent. It`s another to emotionally and physically torture a reasonably behaved kid. At one point a neighbor heard him saying the same kind of degrading poo and my screaming and they took me away for a while. I had an ass wide bruising and several deep lacerations from the sides of the belt. Furthermore this girl has cerebral palsy. So ya, you can go right on ahead and fu*k yourself.
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Female 803
No one should be beaten in that manner. I understand punishment, I was spanked as a child and I`m all the better for it, but that is clearly beating and it is obscene. It doesn`t surprise me that a southern judge would act in that manner, however. I know it has little to do with politics, but what does that say about the conservatives?
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Male 15,187
Well, I think that after this, he now has real reason to fear the internet.

Mind you I have to thank him for the hard on I got watching it.
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Female 16
I got way worse beatings than this with a drating switch off a tree. I don`t hate my parents I actually thank them for teaching me something and I most certainly don`t think I was abused.I am a very high functioning member of society. Every beating I got I derserved and it taught me that there are pooty consequences to your own actions. Now, that being said, I think that kid is a bit old for that kind of punishment and the dad was a little to gung ho. But I see bratty ass kids every time I go out to eat or go shopping that need a good beating or twelve. Sorry people "time out" does not work.
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Female 6,381
I hope these sick bastards go to jail and this pathetic excuse for a judge is disbarred and banned from public office. Put this poor girl in a foster home where people might not care much about her but at least won`t hate her.
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Male 39,603

A little research and I`ve got the following update.

The girl is now 24 years old. The video is from 2004 when she was 16. She recently released and is in litigation against her parents. I`m not clear on grounds.

If this whoopin` was typical after disobeying, I`m okay with it it. If it got worse from there we don`t know.
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Female 2,289
bubblez2687, you and a few others are a breath of fresh air right now.
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Female 3
There could be a lot of reasons this girl didn`t come forward earlier. Maybe she was going with the devil you know is better than the one you don`t so she didn`t want to go to foster care. Perhaps she was worried about protecting her younger sibling. Possibly she taped it as insurance to blackmail him into leaving her alone. Maybe she deserved some form of punishment, or possibly a spanking. However you can`t ever punish your children correctly when you are that angry. If you are so angry you can`t speak straight, you need to take a step back and save the punishment for the next morning. Or have your significant other decide what to do.

People treating a girl who is two years from living on her own as though she a 5 year old is unacceptable.

If he was a good parent, by this age she should be able to make most of her own decisions, with some help.
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Male 77
@Gerry1of1

You lack creativity, there are a multitude of options these parents could have chosen which would`ve ended any discussion then and there. Say for instance, restricting here access to the internet fully, take away other privileges she had and at least explain why.

Now she won`t do it any more to avert pain, don`t think she`ll become less of a "stupid cow" by that method; rather a meek sheep.
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Male 2,440
Damn you, bacon_pie. Ya beat me to it!
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Male 39,603

Digital_Babu - [quote]"with modern day knowledge in a modern day society these kind of punishments can be and should be obsolete" [/quote]
Well clearly the Time-Out thing didn`t work because they had repeatedly told her to turn the net off and she disobayed them.

Stupid cow got of easy.
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Male 77
@splurbyburbl

First of all, I can relate to your personal experience yet I rather not hold individual experience as normative in general. Maybe I (or you) we`re lucky, have strength in character or things changed for the better and we consolidated with the past.

Despite this, there is always a risk that violent behaviour towards a child can cause either acute harm or harm on the long run. On the long run when a person develops his/her own mechanic of repressing the violence. Mostly this kind of abuse occurs when it becomes structural and a child internalizes the idea of punishment instead of being given the chance to really understand what he/she did wrong.

Now I cannot fully judge this video, but it doesn`t seem like a spur of the moment. And besides, the risks of harming your child outweigh the benefits. Tell me did you learn most from being physically corrected or having your mom/dad explaining their disappointment?
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Male 18
I feel sick
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2,767
[quote]Well the bitch was clearly out of line.[/quote]

no, she was on-line....
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Male 243
This is past punishment. When he started to just hit her leg he went into a "blood lust" - I know I get the same way.
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Male 4,793
Well the bitch was clearly out of line. You just don`t use the internet unless you want to be beaten. My girlfriend is waiting with a belt right now and I`ll be beaten right after i submit this post. /sarcasm.
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Female 2,289
There`s a difference between *discipline*, and what the f*ck he just did.

Anyone defending that scum IS scum.
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Male 1,586
Also @piperfawn I do agree that there is a good deal of rage here but I also agree with Gerry. If the parents have told her multiple times it gets old in a hurry. He really didn`t need all of the swearing and yelling and intimidating with it. He should`ve just told her what she did and given her some punishment.
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Male 2,796
Digital_Babu:(and others)

What do you mean, "exactly Babu" as if what he said is somehow written into law somewhere.

First off, this is a smear campaign plain and simple. If this bitch thought she was truly being abused, she would have brought it forward soon after she got the proof... not wait 5 drating years and then use it when he is up for election.

Second... what he did was abrasive and perhaps with a little too much zeal. However, this doesn`t show abuse. And who says a beating every now and again isn`t good? You? I was beat from time to time and deserved it like this little runt likely did, and I have a great life with a good relationship with my parents. Yes, it was OK then and OK now. And no, it is not a good comparison to compare a bigoted word from the past and the alleged abuse of a minor. Not related things... not related concepts for the idea of "if it was OK then then it is OK now" idea. Try again
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Male 1,586
@skullgrin how can you equate calling a black person the N-bomb to spanking your kids. That is easily the most ridiculous thing I`ve ever heard. I`m saying that my parents would lay into me when I got out of line. I learned quickly not to get out of line and now I`m a well adjusted productive member of society. Now kids are disrespectful and their parents don`t do anything about it. If I ever disrespected an adult when I was younger my parents would`ve made my ass 7 shades of red.
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Male 7,378
This man has no right to judge others.
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Male 936
exactly digital babu
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Female 547
Spanking is lazy parenting.
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Male 77
@splurbyburbl

I think it was not about the analogy, but about the fallacious reasoning of thinking that if something was ok at an earlier time it is ok now.

Things change, knowledge changes. And with modern day knowledge in a modern day society these kind of punishments can be and should be obsolete.

If there are better and non-violent methods of disciplining a child, it would be unreasonable not to chose them. In earlier days we/most didn`t know better. Perhaps this judge didn`t know better, but he should.
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Male 303
If you need to hit your kids, then you shouldn`t have children as you are a failure as a parent.
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Male 2,796
"i guess since it was ok back then it should be ok now too? That`s what you`re saying right?"

Are you trying to make a comparison between this and racism?

Now we are trying to figure out if... if it was "ok" to use the `N` word back in the day then it was ok to discipline children back in the day?

To answer your ridiculous question: Yes, it WAS considered ok to call balck people the "N-word" in slavery times and YES it was and is OK to discipline your children in states that allow corporal punishment.
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Male 77
People should know better nowadays, you don`t need violence to discipline a child.
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Male 39,603

and in the Fifth Place - 19 slow slaps all in fatty areas like thigh or butt. That`s how is should be done. He didn`t hit her in the face upper body. Reasonable. More parents should do this.

grrrr I hate that kid
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Male 5,148
Gerry"She`s posted this to emberass her parents?" well maybe she posted this to defend herself, to try to escape a situation that maybe was allready present from long time. Who know?
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Male 39,603

And FOURTH! - really, dropping the F-bomb around ladies and children?
Bad form, Judge! Bad form.
That sort of sailor talk has no place around your kids.
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Male 51
I remember when I was a little kid getting spanked but that stop I guess when I was > 10, she is 16 I`d call that abuse.
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Male 39,603

First: You know the judge and his wife had really hot sex after this.

Second: Excessive? That depends on how many times in the past they had told her the same damn thing over and over and over. I counted 19 licks. And she stopped crying the second they were out of the room so how much could it have hurt?

Third: She hid a camera? Really? She`s posted this to emberass her parents? Good luck buying anything you want at the mall now that your dad is either unemployed or disowning you.

Ungreatfuly twat.
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Male 241
lol....."give me the belt.....give me the belt.......screw it i`ll get my own..."
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Male 58
hard to watch.
good luck, girl
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Male 5,148
honkeylips i think to that discipline is important, but in this video honestly i can`t find any form of discipline. I just see rage,frustration and fear.
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Male 936
[quote]
I used to get whooped like this growing up. It was honestly not a big deal to me. I deserved every one of them too. It is funny to me how now it`s abuse but when I was growing up it was discipline.
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its funny how calling a black person a nig-ger back in the day was common, but now its "Racism"

i guess since it was ok back then it should be ok now too? That`s what you`re saying right?
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Male 1,586
I used to get whooped like this growing up. It was honestly not a big deal to me. I deserved every one of them too. It is funny to me how now it`s abuse but when I was growing up it was discipline.
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Male 39
Absolutely appalling behaviour from the parents. I don`t think there is ever a time where you need to hit your children, especially to such excessive use of force. I am disgusted by these two people and I hope that animal loses his seat as a judge.
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Male 936
[quote]
And to those thinking the parents are screwed... more so to the little tard 16 year old who may get put into state custody and then to foster home (and a very stressful life) for (presumably) setting her parents up like that. She really bit the hand that fed her and now she will get bitten by the system.
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the girl is 21 years old now....
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Male 2,796
And wow, according to the daughter this is all submitted by her. So, basically it is a smear campaign for an election. Now, not to say there isn`t some legitimate abuse somewhere, but I don`t see any abuse in this video.
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Male 3,115
It is necessary to discipline children occasionally, but not in anger. And you don`t cuss at 5them and threaten them- and it`s completely unnecessary to beat the snot out of them and terrorize them.
What a little, little man he is. His wife is a piece of work as well.
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Male 5,148
Ohh and i forot one thing, this is beating a minor to.
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Male 5,148
The connection is... "beating" and "woman" no matter what is the reason. Is to hard to understand?
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Male 2,796
And to those thinking the parents are screwed... more so to the little tard 16 year old who may get put into state custody and then to foster home (and a very stressful life) for (presumably) setting her parents up like that. She really bit the hand that fed her and now she will get bitten by the system.
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Male 910
Typical american trash.
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Male 2,796
"from now on the people here that rant about muslims beating womans just have to shut up."

Oh so you are saying that women MUST be disciplined by men? How is Muslims beating women at all related to parents discipliningtheir children. Explain that to me, brilliant one.
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Female 1,134
Their* darn typo
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Male 936
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This girl was a teenage daughter of a JUDGE and she was using Kazaa to pirate music and video games. That is risking his job.
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i find this ironic
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Male 10,440
That`s nothin`, she got off easy. Does not the bible say that we should stone to death disobedient children? Why, I think it does!

Goddamn computers are evil. Spreadin` lies and what not!
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Male 2,796
I see a little brat who disobeyed a house rule and set her Dad up who is doing what parents should be doing. Disciplining isn`t always happy-go-lucky super fun time.

And what do some motherdraters say when they see a crack head doing something stupid... or some criminal. "Looks like his parents never beat the living hell out of them." Etc. etc.

So it is not a beating for "using the internet", it is a beating for disobeying a rule that (I am willing to bet) was discussed already. Likely, he gave her a warning as to exactly what happened and she set up a camera and did it on purpose. I am willing to bet some money on that.
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Female 1,134
is there an article somewhere?

oh and i never watched a YouTube video that made want to vomit like this way. poor girl. :(
I mean some teenagers do need a whipping every now and then but that was down right excessive and i agree with you JonnyWisco. what they should of done was take her computer away for awhile and put it in there bedrooms so they can supervise her computer usage.
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Male 29
That was a bit excessive. Though young people would benefit from knowing that if they step out of line there will be consequences. Too many kids act like brats because nobody can do anything to them, then they grow up, drat with the wrong person and get the poo kicked out of them. Better to know early on I say.
Still though,it was excessive. This looked more like some S&M porn to me with the parents trying to force her to submit completely. All they needed to do was hit her a few times and say thats what you get if you dont listen, but damn,to beat her because she wont get into the position they want her to?
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Female 48
Really though.... at least fix the title of this. It`s messed up, but not -nearly- as messed up as it seems with the current title.
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Male 5,148
from now on the people here that rant about muslims beating womans just have to shut up. In any case Judge William Adams & his wife are deeply screwed by this video.
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Male 4
oh mighty internet powers! send the mightiest most biggest truck straight to his head!
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Female 48
It is overkill, but the beating wasn`t just for "using the internet".

This girl was a teenage daughter of a JUDGE and she was using Kazaa to pirate music and video games. That is risking his job.
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Male 288
This is very disturbing, and I don’t feel well now.
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Male 2,214
someone should beat this moron with a bike chain.
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Male 7,378
Link: Judge Beats Daughter [Rate Link] - Aransas County Texas Judge William Adams & his wife beat their daughter with a belt for using the internet.
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