After viewing the video, I can not fathom that there was no criminal activity in it. But according to the District Attorney overseeing Aransas County-San Patricio County, no charges will be brought against Judge William Adams.
In a release from the Rockport Police Department, DA Patrick Flanigan is quoted as saying, ” I have received and reviewed the submitted evidence regarding William Adams and the video incident that was reported to RPD on November 1, 2011. I have also referenced the applicable statutes from the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. It is clear that no criminal misdemeanor information nor any criminal felony indictment may be presented for any criminal charge that may be depicted on the subject video. Limitations prevents prosecution of any applicable criminal charge shown on said video.”
Lieutenant Larry Sinclair says the Rockport Police Department will be in contact with federal authorities to see if any charges may be filed in a federal court.
Anderson Cooper was able to sit down with her and ask a view questions after the video went viral and seen by millions.
To me this is total crap. The video clearly shows that this was more than just a disciplinary beating. They stop and start the belt whippings over and over again and you can see his temper get the best of him. There is disciplining your child and then there is beating. Discipline should not be an anger controlled thing, you’re not disciplining them because you’re angry, you’re disciplining them because they have done something wrong. But when you admit that you lost control of your anger and apologized THEN YOU KNOW YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG. Judge Adams should be taken out of office and charges should be brought down. This is not an ok thing to do to anyone, let alone your own child.