Wednesday, November 14, 2012

TX Supreme Court Reinstates Judge Who Beat Disabled Daughter

The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted the suspension of an Aransas County judge who was caught on video beating his 16-year-old disabled daughter.

Judge William Adams was suspended with pay last year while the State Commission on Judicial Conduct investigated the allegations against him. In September, the commission issued a public warning, stating that Adams conduct discredited the judiciary because he had regularly presided over child custody, child abuse, and family violence cases. He will no longer preside over some cases brought by the Texas Department of Family and Protective services.

The Corpus Christi Caller Times noted it is typical for judicial suspensions to be lift after the commission issues a censure, unless that censure calls for the judge to be removed from the bench.

Adam’s disabled daughter, Hillary, uploaded the video to YouTube last year, claiming the recording from 2004 showed only a snippet of the abuse she had endured from her father.

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Texas Supreme Court Reinstates Judge Who Beat Disabled Daughter


Thelma said...

If this bench bum beats his own daughter, I can't imagine how badly he abuses the people who come before him.

StandUp said...

Well said, Thelma.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, misfit judges aren't anomalies; we read about more and more of them. A potential misfit was just elected to a probate court in my state. After reading three news articles and talking to someone who lives on a street named after the judge-elect (a former prosecutor), I can't imagine how he might possibly serve the best interests of anyone, except . . .