|News NetworkJudge Beats Disabled Daughter on Camera w/ Belt|
|By Billy Moffat (02/11/2011)||1104 words|
Judge William Adams has been filmed on camera mercilessly whipping his 16-year-old daughter - who has ataxic cerebral palsy - with a belt, which can only be assumed to be one of many beatings. She's hit countless times and at one point he threatens to whip her in the face if she doesn't roll over.
When you think of a judge, you probably think of a person who embodies the legal system, regardless of which country you are from. Whether the laws they uphold are just, fair or even make sense will vary from place to place. In the Western World though, we like to think that our elected judiciary officials are exceeded in their virtue only by the legal system that they seek to uphold.
As much as America likes to pride itself on being the pioneers of freedom and "the greatest country God ever put on earth" (to quote many pundits/preachers), even they are not immune to immorality and corruption.
Unfortunately like any profession, there will always be those who fall through the cracks of the process. This is especially concerning when those we trust to decide penalties for criminal and civil cases are incapable of determining even remotely-appropriate penalties at home.
While the footage was taken from 2004, it seems it has only been revealed publicly 5 days ago on a YouTube account. It appears to have gone somewhat viral in the last few hours, so hopefully you'll be able to find a news article about this by the end of the day (apart from this). At the time of writing, there are no results for "Judge William Adams" aside from the video and two forum posts on a popular internet site.
The video description is as follows
It goes for 7:35 but I think you should try and watch all of it. I challenge you to watch it without pausing.
Though as an interesting side note, since what she did would technically be punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 (depending on location), if you had to choose between getting this sort of beating and paying $250,000 - which would you choose? I'm obviously not saying this beating was in any way justified, but perhaps piracy laws also need to be examined for their ridiculousness if a teenage girl downloading films or games unavailable for legal purchase could be given a crippling debt beyond what many families even own.
While it's difficult to verify if this is all true and correct, there are a few things to note. Firstly, the video itself doesn't look faked whatsoever, and I wouldn't imagine the same girl who posts videos about classical piano would architect a fake video of a beating and blame it on her father who is a judge. Secondly, her YouTube account is very old (August 2006), and she has links to her other accounts on things like deviantART, LiveJournal, Google Pages, and her email address (while I obviously won't link to them here, they are still easily available linked to her YouTube account).
If she did fake this, she has a lot to lose by doing it with accounts so closely linked to her identity and her very long-standing internet life. Also, the girl in the video looks similar enough to the girl in the other uploads for it to be a very fair assumption that the video is of her.
The only way that this video could be fake (in my opinion) is if it is either not her dad, and/or her father is not Judge William Adams. I couldn't find any websites referencing a Judge William Adams outside of the video itself (though he is a relatively small-time judge judging from the description so this isn't unexpected). Again, if she were lying about this (for whatever reason) - it would make no sense that she wouldn't make a throw-away account to post the video.
The only thing we are absolutely certain of here, is that a teenage girl was beaten often enough to know to catch it on camera, and the beating was so intense that YouTube has restricted access to those over the age of 18.
UPDATE: When searching for a picture of Judge William Adams, I found an intriguing report (by anonymous) about him. It's dated from almost a year ago and accuses him of being "corrupt, child abuser, liar, conspirator". It says:
Whether you believe that report or the accusations by his alleged daughter, I'll leave up to you.
Another Update: it's been all but completely confirmed to be true. Refer to the picture below.
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