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#1 Xoligy

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:41

Some of you might remember this story about a Texas judge beating his daughter for using the internet and Kazza for music, anyway there is an update in the story which makes me laugh specially when you can do a crime thats not as bad and get fined much more and get a worse punishment.

About a year ago, many will remember that we featured a story about a Texas Judge.
This judge was caught on tape (included at the end), beating his then-16yo Cerebral Palsy suffering daughter back in 2004. The reason for the beating? She used Kazaa to obtain some music.

Now, after a year of investigation, (all while he has been paid $146,000/year) Judge-at-Large William Adams, of Aransas County, Texas isback on the bench and issuing judgements.

In its November 6 order, the Texas Supreme Court agreed with a deal between Adams and the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct.

As part of that deal, a public warning was issued to Adams on September 5 2012, but no further punishments were levied aside from a minor pay cut to $144,000/year (€113,000)

Part of the difficulty was that since the beating happened in 2004, meaning that the statute of limitations for Criminal Child Abuse had expired when the video was published by Adams’ daughter in November 2011. The Texas Supreme Court did express reservations about his suitability for the bench, but did not feel strongly enough to remove him.

Adams is free to sit in judgement of others in his Rockport, Texas courtroom until 2014, when he is up for re-election to the post. However, physical domestic abuse cases, which comprised much of his docket a year ago, will no longer grace his court.

Let’s hope Copyright Trolls are also barred from there as well.

Warning: Some will find the video extremely upsetting.
http://youtu.be/Wl9y3SIPt7o

Source: TorrentFreak

This kind of stuff annoys me, sorry but the formatting messed up and i only did a quick edit and ive not see an update anywhere on the site (i dont read front page no-more).


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:47

Jesus Christ, the fact that man gets off the hook so easily compared to far less horrifying crimes is just insane.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 13:13

@Asrokhel - Yes maybe your right i didnt see that though i did look for it, its like looking for your keys and going "Where are they?" and they are right in front of you doh!

@Glassed - I know it annoys me when i read stories like this, a person who is i a high powered job getting less than a slap on the hands, then you will read that someone did a minor crime and got a much worse punishment or a higher fine. As my grandparents say, The worlds gone mad.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 14:53

And this kids is why you always question authority and say, " **** The Police " :p

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 15:09

Crimes should not be allowed to "expire". It is absolutely ridiculous that proof of guilt cannot be used simply because an arbitrary period of time has elapsed.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:11

Every time he renders a judgement he is being a hypocrite.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:17

Don't pirate music folks!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:55

<<speechless>>

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:13

Crimes should not be allowed to "expire". It is absolutely ridiculous that proof of guilt cannot be used simply because an arbitrary period of time has elapsed.


Do YOU want something you did say in your youth to come back in your older years to bite you in the ass? There's a reason there's a statute of limitations

Also what IF what you did was say a minor misdemeanor and later it turns into a felony, how would you feel then? Sadly there's also the chance that what he did in 04 was not the type of serious crime it is now.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 14:43

Do YOU want something you did say in your youth to come back in your older years to bite you in the ass? There's a reason there's a statute of limitations

Also what IF what you did was say a minor misdemeanor and later it turns into a felony, how would you feel then? Sadly there's also the chance that what he did in 04 was not the type of serious crime it is now.

Totally agree here, but there is one thing that's not true about your last point if I'm not mistaken.

At least according to the Human Rights, and I sure hope according to US laws, too, you cannot be punished for something that has not been a crime at the point of action, and I would assume that raised punishments is a part of that rule, too.
I could be wrong though.


Also, at least where I live, lawful punishments are not an act of revenge (which many people seem to think and want so badly... (many of them even being Christians at the same time, what hypocrites. Read the bible!)) but resocialization.
Now, if you've been a bad boy or girl for a certain time after a crime or other unlawful act, the issue "expires" as the law deems you resocialized.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 17:04

Do YOU want something you did say in your youth to come back in your older years to bite you in the ass?


Nobody wants to be caught for a crime that they committed but one should still be expected to face the legal consequences.

Also what IF what you did was say a minor misdemeanor and later it turns into a felony, how would you feel then?


Laws are very rarely retrospectively enforced so the offence would only be valid in its temporal context.

Are you seriously trying to suggest that people should be allowed to escape the consequences of a crime simply because an arbitrary period of time has elapsed? Because if so then I fundamentally disagree with you.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 17:27

(...) aside from a minor pay cut to $144000/year (€113000)

I would have to work 400 years to get what he makes in 1 year.

Cool story, bro'.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 18:29

At least according to the Human Rights, and I sure hope according to US laws, too, you cannot be punished for something that has not been a crime at the point of action, and I would assume that raised punishments is a part of that rule, too.
I could be wrong though.


When was the last time the US cared about human rights ?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 19:07

Nobody wants to be caught for a crime that they committed but one should still be expected to face the legal consequences.



Laws are very rarely retrospectively enforced so the offence would only be valid in its temporal context.

Are you seriously trying to suggest that people should be allowed to escape the consequences of a crime simply because an arbitrary period of time has elapsed? Because if so then I fundamentally disagree with you.

In Germany, some crimes are exempt from that expiration period.
Things like murder for example.

Also the expiration times vary depending on the crime/other unlawful activity.

When was the last time the US cared about human rights ?

Hey, just saying... I know there are discrepancies. :p

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 19:12

Terrible watching that video. What a monster. And a bully. Absolutely horrifying.