A few hours ago, the now 23 year old daughter of a Texas family law judge posted a video on youtube of her parents beating the crap out of her in 2004. She then made a post on reddit linking to that video. The response on reddit, 4 chan and SomethingAwful has been enormous and the retribution swift. It will end this guy's career and deservedly so.
A lot of shitty things happen online, but every now and then something good comes out of people placing their trust in perfect strangers. This is one of those times. I hope that the internet shitstorm which has descended on this guy ends his career at the very least.
I'd strongly recommend not watching the video.
Here are links to the original reddit thread and the SA thread (people describe what's on the tape in this thread for those who can't bear to watch it). 4 chan's server seems to have gone down so I'll edit the link to /b/ in when it comes back up.http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/lwurz/family_law_judge_beats_own_daughter_for_using_the/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3446700
Two ironic twists in this tale are that his daughter got the beating for using the internet to download pirated music and games and that in his past court rulings he has refused to consider claims of child abuse in the absence of video evidence.
Some quotes from the video.
"Turn over like a 16 year old and take it!"
"Take it like a grown woman"
"lay down or I'll spank you on your fucking face"
"I didn't get a lick in on her"
"Giv'er some more, let her have it"
"I'm gonna get another one [belt]"
"Get on your stomach or I'm gonna start beating you again"
"I should beat you into submission"