Raquel Benson is a Senior Contributor to TDA, a journalism student, humanist, and artist with issues of chronic imagination. She may be brash, but it stems from a deeper concern for the world around her.
Objective & Unbiased
Social Issues – Texas judge William Adams has been suspended with pay after his daughter Hilary posted a video showing Adams beating her in 2004. As the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct continues investigating him, he STILL refuses to admit guilt!
William Adams shrugged, the beating was “not as bad as it looks on tape.” He’s a judge, so you know he’s objective and unbiased.
The news of Adams’ suspension surfaced on the same day that Texas attorney David Sibley filed a hefty, seven-page complaint accusing Adams of making his own laws and being (incredible understatement) the worst family law judge imaginable. Perhaps there’s a reason that, under Adams’ Rules of Evidence, children who claim to be abuse victims are never to be believed.
Sibley wrote, “Judge Adams created nonexistent law stating that children are ‘fantasizers’ and the statements of children amount to ‘no evidence.’ The child’s statements were corroborated in several ways and were believable.” Scary shit.
A year ago, Sibley appeared before Adams in a custody case involving a child alleging abuse. Adams “concealed the fact that a primary care giver was homicidal, suicidal, hallucinatory, psychotic, heavily drugged, etc.,” Sibley said.
In the middle of custody battle of his own, Adams is still trying to retain custody of his other daughter, a ten-year-old.
Read more at Gawker.
Anonymous Response to “not as bad as it looks on tape”
Greetings, Judge Adams.
We are Anonymous.
Your recent actions have been atrocious, unjust, and as an individual who represents families in judicial disputes, we expected more of you. We have witnessed you mercilessly beating your own disabled daughter for simply “browsing the internet or downloading music”. We are outraged. Such aggression against a child will not stand, especially by someone who has assumed the duty to protect families.
However, how ironic it is that this leak was not made by the discerning public, but from the victim: your own daughter. The heartless beating of another human being, especially the one of a child is a terrible crime that will not go unnoticed.
To speculate the least, you yourself know as a parent that she has a disability, and given that she was of such a young age, her understanding may not be as ‘advanced’ as your own. However, as human beings, we have evolved NOT to abuse and incite violence, but to understand and learn. You clearly represent the intelligence of a neanderthal and as such, you deserve to be treated like the brute that you are. You may have seen your actions justified, but to a young girl, she does not understand the nature of your aggression. Your actions show you to be terrible parent, an abhorrent human being, and as such you deserve to be outcast by the society that respects and abides by your final word.
Therefore, we have decided that you shall receive the full fury of Anonymous. We shall continue to wage war against you until you have paid the price for your reprehensible actions. We will not cease our attacks until you have done so. We demand a PUBLIC APOLOGY to both the people of Texas and to your daughter. Further, we demand your immediate resignation from the bar and retirement from any form of judiciary action or law enforcement.
Should you choose to continue to assert that “it looks worse than it was”, we shall continue our actions against you until you see the abhorrent nature of your actions and comply with our demands.
We protect the innocent. We fight for the oppressed. We shall avenge. Operation DoxTheJudge, engaged.
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not Forget. Expect us.