Daughter in Beating Video Explains Why She Released It


POSTED: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 7:44pm

UPDATED: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 7:25pm

PORTLAND, TX - A Texas prosecutor is looking into possible charges in a story that's caused a national uproar.

By now, many of you have seen the video of a Portland, Texas judge repeatedly beating his daughter, Hillary Adams, with a belt. The beating happened seven years ago.

Hillary Adams told The Today Show's Matt Lauer that she only dared to post the video online now.

"I waited seven years because back then, I was still a minor, living under his roof. Releasing it then...I don't know what would have happened to me or my mother, or my little sister. So waiting until today, seven years later...has enabled me to pull away and be able to distance myself from the consequences,” said Adams.

However, it may be difficult to prosecute the judge because the case has exceeded the statute of limitations.

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Wo,w obviously you haven't read a related article that states she has Cerebral Palsy. I doubt you or anyone knows the real story so if I were you I wouldn't be making judgements or saying to get over it.

Of all the things prison inmates lacked in their upbringing, "spanking" certainly wasn't one of them.

There is simply no evidence to suggest that child/adolescent/teenage-only "spanking" instills virtue.

In 31 nations, child corporal punishment is prohibited by law (with more in process). In fact, the US was the only UN member that did not ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The US also has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

The US states with the highest crime rates, poorest academic performance, highest obesity rates and health problems, and largest public welfare burdens are also the ones with the highest rates of child corporal punishment.

Ask ten unyielding proponents of child/adolescent/teenage-only "spanking" about the "right" way to do it, and what would be abusive, indecent, or obscene, and you will get ten different answers.

These proponents should consider making their own video-recording of the "right way" to do it.

Visit Unlimited Justice or Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education to learn more and add your voice.

We often hear from those who fight to uphold this practice for those under the age of 18 (even to the blaming of the social maladies of the day on a supposed "lack" of it), but we rarely, if ever, find advocates for the return of corporal punishment to the general adult community, college campuses, inmate population, or military. Why is that?

Ronialva and El Diablo are probably child abusers themselves and that is why they think the way they do. If anybody knows these individuals it might be worthwhile to check on their kids and maybe report any abuse to authorities. Abuse is a cycle and it needs to stop.

"a story that caused an uproar" Please, you should of grown up at our house, this was an everyday thing. I am grateful to my father for being so strict. Look at the kids today, I've seen kids scream, talk back and even hit thier parents. Why do the act like that? Because of the lack of dicipline at home. I say every kid that does wrong deserves a good beating to remind them who's boss.

Well girl you need to get over it. You probably diserved it. I used to get beat too, but thats how it was. Just thank your lucky stars he used a belt not his fist. So stop crying over spilled milk. You or anyone else can not do any thing about it now. It just makes you look like a spolied little brat that wants attention.

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