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This was so disturbing to me that I started shaking and crying. The abuse, both physical, verbal, and emotional, was so graphic that I couldn’t get it out of my head. I know what it feels like to have a parent hit me and tell me that I’m bad. But, I’ve never been brutilized to that extreme in that fashion.
I could only imagine it. The horror, the pain. Both parents were ganging up on her, hitting her with full force in the front and back of her legs, thighs, and buttocks with this belt. I know there were excrutiating welts. He probably hit her so much and so hard that she bled. There was nowhere to run to, and nowhere to hide. And seemingly, no one to confide in, since this video was taken in 2004 and has only recently emerged at the end of 2011.
In the video, the father is standing over his daughter screaming about how she used to be a nice little girl and now she’s disobedient, lying, and stealing. He screamed about how she would be grounded for six months. And even worse, they wouldn’t even let her sleep in her own bed. The bedroom is a child’s sanctuary. He violated her in more ways than one. All of that struck a nerve with me.
I grew up feeling unloved because of abusive situations. I have had problems as an adult with self-worth, self-esteem, and self-love. It helped create a hole inside of me and gave me a faulty foundation to build my life on. It took a lot of years to undo that damage. I’m not claiming my parents were vicious and intent on harming me. I don’t think they even really knew the damage that they were doing until it was too late.
This is not about me. This is about justice. Worse, an article on Seattlepi.com announces that the these were regular attacks and the mother claims to have been brainwashed by her husband, William Adams, who she claims had a secret addition.
Bull@#$*! The most horrifying part of the video was the fact that the mother was in on it. I’m calling you out, Hallie Adams! Brainwashed is the lamest excuse I have ever heard for abusing your child. Shame on you!
I am a mother. I would put myself between that child and that belt any day of the week. And likely, I’d find the heaviest thing in that room to crack him over the head with. If you are any kind of decent mother in the entire world, you would lay your life down for you child. I have bipolar disorder, and even on my most vicious day, I never hit my child.
Nor would I ever allow anyone to harm my child. That wasn’t just a spanking. That was violent, malicious, merciless beating. In the article, it states that the police are investigating whether there was a crime or not. EXCUSE ME?! This is video evidence of severe child abuse! She was 16-years-old! They will lock mothers up whose children are above or below a certain percentile in weight calling it “neglect”, but they won’t punish parents who are videotaped brutilizing their child?!
Judge William Adams should be stripped of his authority and at least do a little time. Then maybe, he’ll know what it felt like when he made his own daughter sleep on a hard sofa in a public room. And as for Hallie Adams, for shame. I don’t know whether she should even face punishment. I think being publically humiliated as the second worst mother in the country, next to Casey Anthony, might be appropriate enough. At least we don’t actually know if Casey Anthony did it or not. Hallie Adams is immortalized on Youtube. (For now, anyway).
There is a special place in Hell for parents who intentionally harm their own children.