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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:02 AM
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Texas' top court suspends judge in beating video


McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Supreme Court has suspended a judge whose beating of his then-teenage daughter in 2004 was viewed millions of times on the Internet.

According to an order signed Tuesday by the clerk of the state's highest court, Aransas County court-at-law Judge William Adams is suspended immediately with pay pending the outcome of the inquiry started by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct earlier this month.

The order makes clear that while Adams agreed to the commission's recommended temporary suspension and waived the hearing and notice requirements, he does not admit "guilt, fault or wrongdoing" regarding the allegations. His attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Adams' now 23-year-old daughter Hillary Adams uploaded the 2004 video of her father beating her repeatedly with a belt.

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:03 AM
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1. Good.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:05 AM
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2. That's a start.

May justice be served.
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:06 AM
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3. I don't understand the "suspended with pay" part...
like the pepper-spray cop got. Isn't that like paid vacation?

:shrug:
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:34 AM
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8. It's called due process
Even assholes get it.
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Populist_Prole Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:35 AM
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9. I hope it doesn't mean, get him below the radar till it's forgotten
But I think it will.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:29 AM
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4. That is wonderful news. Did they take his daughter away also?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:30 AM
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5. She's 23.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:31 AM
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6. And she is a vulnerable adult. In our state she would be protected
from him and removed from the home if need be.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:33 AM
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7. I believe the parents are divorced and she may live with the mother
or out on her own......... not sure
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:41 AM
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10. I am not sure she still lives in the home. I think in CA there would be no way to
remove her if she's an adult. He is the one who should be removed anyway.

Not sure about the laws where she is.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:14 AM
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11. Yeah, the mother left him and his daughters too.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:16 AM
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12. Thanks for update
I think about this young woman and her abusive father often, wondering what is happening with them.
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