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.WARNING: This is very hard to watch. It is not a "spanking." This is nothing less than a prolonged and vicious beating of a 16-year-old girl (with cerebral palsy). In the midst of giving the screaming girl a savage beating he repeatedly screams obscenities at her, including "Lay down or I'm spanking your fucking face." Again: NOT A SPANKING. William Adams should be in federal prison.* Instead, the very conservative Texas Supreme Court just made him a judge again.
The mother joins him in beating her, too. I could barely make it that far in.
* I'm just reading that the statute of limitations prevented Adams from being charged by the time the daughter posted the video.
Update November 12: Judge will officially resume duties this week.