Family Court Judge Beats Daughter With Belt

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Family Court Judge Beats Daughter With Belt
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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 7:37am

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/02/justice/texas-video-beating/?hpt=hp_t2

This turned my stomach. I don't believe in spanking, period, and this goes beyond any discipline and into abuse territory. I can't believe that while he admits he did it, he says it wasn't as bad as it looks???

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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:08am

It also turns my stomach. I watched the whole 7:35 minute video.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:41am
I saw this on the news...this guy needs to have his license rescinded! That is not discipline - that is all out abuse.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:13pm
Sadly, that beating didn't come close to what I got on a regular basis.

17 swats with a belt? Try 100. Or 3 hours worth. With both parents fully involved.

I look back now and wish I'd known about child services and such sort. I used to run away regularly, and for some reason I never told the police (who picked me up) why I left. I think maybe I didn't want to make my father look bad. I don't know, honestly.

Because of it, I have absolutely no respect for either of my parents.

Oh well, life goes on.

 

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Registered: 11-04-2011
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 8:37am

The happiest day of my life to date was the day of my dad's funeral.

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 5:21pm
I read his "press release" or whatever it was. He honestly doesn't seem to have any clue that what he did was wrong. I watched the entire video, and that is not discipline. I definitely think he should be removed from the bench, but who knows if that will happen. It looks like he's on a two week voluntary leave.
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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:40am
"That is not discipline - that is all out abuse."
Agreed!
He should NEVER serve as a judge ever...

 


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Registered: 04-07-2002
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 11:41am
Heard on the news this morning that this judge has been suspended! YAY!

 nwtreehugger