One Judge’s Decided Punishment for Piracy? A whoopin’!
While the title might make this sound like a light-hearted article, it’s actually a more serious case. Texas Judge William Adams is coming up on re-election. His daughter decided to release this video from 7 years ago when she was 16 and beaten with a leather belt by the Judge. The reason she received the punishment: she had downloaded music and games from KaZaA.
The video’s description reads:
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.
You can see the video here, though you may find it disturbing.