One never knows what’s going on behind closed doors.
People of all backgrounds, races, nationalities and education may often have character flaws which are aptly concealed in the public arena but stealthily emerge in the inner sanctum of privacy.
It was nearly seven years ago that Hillary Adams, then 16, felt that her life had been made miserable by constant and repeated abuses by her father, also sanctioned by her mother, that she had to do something. The next time she knew she was about to be beaten, she set her web cam in place and let it roll. Sure enough, Dad came through and used a leather belt the beat the crap out of her, with dear Mom standing by to egg him on.
That happened in 2004. It was not until recently, declaring that her father — a lawyer and sitting judge — needed help, that she posted the video to the net. It has since gone viral, and Judge Adams is suspended from the bench until the District Attorney can decide what to do.
Hillary’s crime, in this incident, is that she downloaded music on her computer she was forbidden to download. Hilary has a mild form of Cerebral Palsy.
This is a man who makes a living out of sitting in judgement of the behavior of others. How ironic.
Not all the facts are in. The case is now pending. Here’s the video and the rest of the story:
As a police officer, as well as my personal life, I have often seen cases where people can live in positions of high respect, only to be a serial killer, rapist or otherwise, a disturbed person in their private world. John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy are two examples of intelligent men who worked and lived in positions of trust, amicable to everyone, yet when alone, reverted into an inner world of mental disturbance that no one suspected…except those who were the victims. Then it was too late.
Never be lulled into thinking that, “Joe would never do something like that.” You really don’t know. Anything is possible.
Millions of children who had no choices in selecting their parents, are abused in a number of ways, or seriously neglected, day after day, year after year, suffering enormous physical and psychological depravity, forming their fragile personalities into disturbed persons as well.
I don’t have all the answers.
This kind of mentality also transcends into public life, whereby people in positions of respect, power and fame are not always what they seem to be. That goes for performers, sports figures and politicians.
Never say never.