How To Start Cleaning-Up Texas Family Court Judges


If you were a corrupt judge, would you want your misdeeds aired on YouTube minutes after you behaved badly or even criminally while on the bench? That is why judges Texas are fighting against being forced to have audio video recording in their courtroom that is available to anyone who asks.

Texas has no audio-video transcription of court proceedings. Yet, Texas has one of the highest felony conviction rates of judges in the U.S. And there is a real problem, throughout the U.S. It has become so common that there is a name for it, The Black Robe Disease.

And little is being done by the mechanisms set up to keep judges ethical and lawful. A prime example is how Judge William Adams was allowed to return to the bench after his disabled daughter posted a video online.

Three years later at his next election the voters booted William Adams out, but in the three years remaining on his term, he worked hard at retaliating against the man who defeated him in the election and he used the Texas Bar to retaliate against other attorneys who had been working to rid our citizens of the parasite judge.

Court Transcripts are often as false as a hookers claim of virginity. And the lies will always be in favor of making the judge look good.

Most judges appoint their own bailiffs and court reporters. Their choices are often more personal and political than for efficiency of court business, unless you consider the rogue judges consider court proceedings to be their personal self-aggrandizing and enrichment. Rarely do the court personnel report bad judges, the work is too lucrative in these hard times.

This brings us to the real problem of falsified records of court proceedings.

Court reporters lucrative jobs are basically political appointments by the judge for whom they work. Court Transcripts are routinely and regularly edited by the court reporters and often at the judge’s direct instruction to change the transcript to fit the judge’s personal and political needs and wants. The court reporter is a bigger player in the courtroom than anyone outside of the judge in whether or not there is any semblance of due process and a fair chance at appeal. And that has been subverted for decades in Texas.

Court reporters are paid county salaries of between $60,000 and $85,000 a year and are provided their equipment, supplies, and offices at county expense, however the transcripts they make on county time, in the courthouse, with county supplies is considered by the court to be the court reporters personal property and the transcripts the court reporter sells to the litigants and others, again, using county supplies to print work done completely at county expense for personal profit. This can double or triple the income for a court reporter over their county salary. What are the pressures the judge can apply to a reticent court reporter who is making $120 thousand to $300 thousand a year with no overhead and most of it on a cash basis.

Tell me how much you would trust the court reporter to provide a transcript of a judge threatening to murder a litigant, from the bench. Or, telling a desperate parent the someone else’s molestation of the parent’s two year old child was ‘OK and just people being people’. I don’t know who they hang out with to have them believe that child molestation is somehow ‘OK’ by OK people.

Texas judges were being convicted of felonies, through 2013, at rates of two to ten times the rate of the rest of the citizens of Texas. We have been seeing felony convictions at rates of several per hundred judges whereas in a given year in the general public we see about 4 to 6 per thousand. Those judges who were successfully prosecuted were the most blatant of offenders who were caught.

Invariably, most of those convicted judges’ worst and most criminal acts were on the bench. Most stayed on their bench for prolonged periods after the allegations came to light, continuing to lash out at the community and individuals that was attempting to get rid of them. The many escapades of the Texas Judges, William Adams, Henry Schuble, Bobby Galvan and others in a small central Texas Gulf Coast area speak volumes about the lackadaisical attitude of monitoring agencies and other judges ignoring and allowing out of control judiciary to terrorize and destroy many in the community for the fun, profit, and perversions of the corrupt ones.

If a crooked judge is allowed to stay in office by other judges, which judges are worse, the ones acting criminally towards the public, or those allowing it? Shouldn’t we remove those judges made culpable by their own silence in a community?

When there is video of court hearings available to all immediately after the court is adjourned, the removal of judges can be swift. When there is no video it is difficult to quickly remove, or even prove these judges are the criminals their actions belie.

With mandatory 24-7 audio-video (AV) recording of courts we can help protect our courts and our rights from abuses.

These are the people who are making rulings about the lives of our children, our homes, and our futures.

In 2004, the front page of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times had an article about a 2003 Texas survey by the judiciary on the public’s opinion of the judiciary. As it turned out 85% of Texans believed that judges made their rulings based on money, sex, friendship, family, or politics over facts and law. Is your opinion of our courts any different.

There are any number of national surveys and organizations that have pointed out the abuses of the criminals, sociopaths, and tyrants on our courts’ benches. Isn’t it time we began to hold them accountable for their crimes against men, women, children, and even humanity, itself?

Power corrupts, Power without accountability corrupts completely. Our courts have slowly developed for themselves and others within government the old concept of Sovereign Immunity. It is the concept that the King is immune from the laws since he makes the laws. Let that sink in for a minute and then watch these two videos. Keep in mind, I have, personally, seen worse, in open court, including a judge threatening to send a man to jail so the judge could have a lifer murder him in exchange for the lifer getting a prison cell near his family. I have watched judges laugh at children being molested. I have watched judges openly state they are knowingly violating an individual’s Constitutional Rights, and more. Those who have ever spent much time in court will agree, our judges have become ‘Blacked Robed Tyrants’ as I heard the president of an attorney’s association testify before The Texas Sunset Commission when it was reviewing the Judicial Conduct Commission and its failures to rein in the bad judges in Texas.

Without Video, who would have moved forward on this to quickly rid our courts of these men and women infected with the ‘Black Robe Disease’?

Even with video, the power mad sociopaths who inhabit our courts all too frequently, will still hurt and harm. But at least we will have a way to rapidly address and remove judges without it taking years and finally an election.

Not even sexual predation is outside the scope of abuse in court, and family courts are the worst.

The problem is more complex than can be cured by the simple installation and maintenance of cameras in our courts, we must also address the issues of out of control Sovereign immunity. However, AV recording of all hearings or those hearings without AV of both the courtroom and judge available, unedited are void, would quickly begin the process of cleaning up the tyranny of bad and even evil judges. Best of all, it allows the public to see, as with Judge William Adams beating of his disabled child, and take the needed action at the polls if the judicial monitoring agencies fail to protect the public, again, Judge Adams is a great example of that ‘turning a blind eye’ towards the evil of one of their own over the public’s right to fair and SANE judges.

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The Child Abusing Judge Adams I Know


Judge William Adams of Rockport, Texas ruled that a homicidal, hallucinatory, psychotic, heavily medicated, suicidal person with whom the child is left with for prolonged periods by the father is not relevant to safety or Best Interest of the Child. I sat in the courtroom and watched this travesty transpire. All present, including the judge’s own staff seemed shocked and taken aback by this bizarre ruling. Is this the real meaning of Best Interest of the Child? Is this how jaded and immune our courts and media have become where real danger is minimized and false allegations lionized?

The visible arrogance of Judge Adams was comparable to the arrogance of the Medieval Italian Prince to whom Machiavelli was writing in the book by the same name, “The Prince”. The judge was exercising raw, unbridled power for which he has nearly absolute immunity. This is the life of a false sex allegation. Just ask Jennifer Mata in Rockport, Texas what it is like to be the target of a conspiracy to falsely accuse

I was in the courtroom that day.   I testified at that hearing.   I watched Judge Adams turn a child over to a woman diagnosed and regularly hospitalized by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation as a threat to the general public.   Judge Adams stated that one of the parents promise to leave this child with if they gained  custody, that parent was represented by a cohort of the judge’s personal attorney, William Dudley of Corpus Christi, Texas.    

William Dudley is helping the judge go for custody of another and much younger daughter than the one he beat in the recent viral video.

I was present in the courtroom when Judge Adams stated  that the child’s daycare provider of one of the parents, who claimed they would continue with this daycare,  being diagnosed as sometimes psychotic, hallucinatory, homicidal, suicidal, and drugged beyond the point of being able to drive was irrelevent to the custody issue.

That hearing was a year ago.   Since then the boy, now 7, has continued to be left the majority of the time with this dangerous daycare provider.   CPS has done nothing.

Neighbors of the psychotic woman video taped the young boy on his bicycle in the road in front of the psychotic’s home.  The road is the road to the Corpus Christi dump.  Heavy trucks race up and down the road continually.  The road is narrow with deep ditches on each side.   Texas CPS has refused to act on this neglect and criminal endangerment of this child.

This is a case where I testified to the pattern of false allegations by a set of independent attorneys who claim to be unofficial partners in abuse of parents in family court, a 6 year old child, boy referenced above, made an outcry to his mother that his father, his father’s adult, police sergeant uncle, his father’s attorney, a judge in this case, and the attorney for the father’s attorney met at the child’s favorite local restaurant and was told by the judge and others to lie and say his mother had touched him sexually and that he had watched his mother and her attorney have sex in bed.  The boy refused and then told his mother when he saw her next.

I have a copy of the boy’s recorded testimony to this restaurant meeting.   It is an audiovideo recording I will post when we have redacted the visible portions of the boys face and his name.

The mother’s attorney, Mr. David Sibley, interviewed the owner of the restaurant and received a copy of the ticket for the specific large group table the child stated the party had sat. The correct number of adults and one child was shown on the ticket. The two waiters who attended the table both knew the father and son but not the others. The two waiters confirmed, one with courtroom testimony and the other in a sworn affidavit, the father, son, and others dressed in business attire were at the table at the time the child indicated.

The child further stated the police officer relative drove the judge to child’s aunt’s house, where the other adults went as well. The child said the efforts to get the child to make false allegations by the adults continued at the Aunt’s house.

The young child stated the police officer later drove the judge, whom the child had met in a court appearance, back to the judge’s home in the officer’s patrol car.

Mr. Sibley subpoenaed the GPS records for the official patrol car the child stated the police officer was driving. The GPS records for that car were provided with a fifteen hour gap in the records for that car. The gap corresponds with the time the child stated the meeting was held. The GPS readings stopped at a location far removed from where they resumed almost exactly 15 hours later.

The child was taken to a well experienced pediatric psychologist who discussed the child’s statements with the child and found no cause to disbelieve the child.

The judge and others have refused to deny, on the record that there was a meeting at that restaurant on that date and time.

Police are not investigating this effort to influence a witness to make false allegations. The police are not investigating the use of a police sergeant and his vehicle in the crime of attempting to influence and intimidate a witness to falsely accuse his own mother of sex crimes. The media won’t touch it. And the three Bitchhood spin miesters claim no one is harmed by false allegations. This has been common fare for the past 20 + years in falsely accusing men.

Now for the Piece de resistance, the father states the mother is a good mother but the father wants the aunt, who participated in part of the effort to intimidate the child into making a false outcry against his mother, to be his son’s new mother now that the father and mother are divorced.

The aunt has a history of treatment by Texas State Mental Health and Mental Retardation psychiatrists for being homicidal, hallucinatory, occasionally psychotic, suicidal, suffering from Major Depressive disorder and extremely heavily medicated to control the mental issues. Or at least she is heavily medicated when she takes her prescriptions. The aunt is in denial that she has mental issues and was falsely denying, under oath, that she had been repeatedly hospitalized for her mental illnesses by the State to protect her and others.

How can it be explained away when  The Honorable William Adams of Aransas County, Texas, ruled that the medical condition and records of the father’s preferred care provider, the homocidal, hallucinating and sometimes psychotic caregiverfor his son and the father’s preferred new mother for the child, should he gain custody is not relevant. The judge had only moments before heard the father state that irrespective of medical records, he would ignore the diagnosis and continue to leave his son with this homicidal psychotic.

Visitation Center Dracula


 

(First published in Fathermag.com, August 2000) 

by Stan Rains

Federal funding for supervised visitation programs is supposed to be based on substantiated child abuse, not some crap about “best interests of the child.” Federal law 42 U.S.C. 2000 h-7 and 2000(d)(2) holds that if a state receives federal funding for any program, it waives sovereign immunity to be sued if it discriminates and violates the Equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. –Bruce Eden, Divorce Reform Coalition of NJ.

If false sex abuse allegations are the “atomic bomb” of custody battles, then supervised visitation is the Dracula. For a father to visit his children at a supervised visitation center in my part of the world, it can cost upward of $300. or more a month. The money is a major drain, but the worst blood letting is the formalized Parental Alienation efforts of the visitation centers.

Falling under the maxim that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” visitation centers subject their “client children” and “visiting” parents to a gamut of demeaning and disruptive bites to the jugular vein. Children are acutely aware of the ever present, note taking case workers and of the cameras located every 10 feet along the walls.

I have seen a parent and child cling to one another and stare back at the narrow eyed, stern visages of several caseworkers studying this parent and child clinging to one another in terror and desperation. They reminded me of two neurotic and traumatized research monkeys reacting to the observations of white frocked researchers, conditioned to the fact that these white coated observers had the power to inflict pain, anguish and even death. With this parent child pair, their desperate, mutual clinging to one another seemed to be viewed negatively by the case workers. The parent and child have not been back to the center since. Was that the death of a parent/child relationship? What crime did that child commit to be subjected to such cruel torture?

Visitation Centers often contract out with State Child Welfare Agencies. These agencies are concerned with creating cases for the Fed’s bounty money on child abuse cases ‘created’ in each state. Child Welfare Supervisors receive pay proportionate to the number of case workers beneath them. The number of case workers for an area are determined by the number of cases ‘created.’ Child Welfare agencies are known to work with the contractors who assist in validating ‘created’ cases and who can create new cases. That is a major cause of the intrusive scrutiny at the visitation centers. Are these contract centers concerned with the children or the funding? Money and power have an odd affect on many people.

The demeaning of the “visiting” parent is readily visible from the minute that a person enters the “secured facility” with armed guards, officious case workers with their clipboards and arrogant, domineering managers with business backgrounds–not child development, psychology, or even social work training. The child’s impression is that all of these authority figures see Daddy as a serious and dangerous threat. The only time a child sees this type of security is on TV showing prisons filled with bad people. It leaves a child with an impression that their love for Daddy is dangerous and bad, and so is Daddy. And to take it a step further into reality, the natural progression of a child’s self worth is that if “Daddy is bad and I love Daddy, then I am Bad”. And they wonder why children of “throw away” dads are prone to so many destructive behaviors.

The center’s management sets rules to ‘train’ parents in proper parenting time at the visitation center. This forced, but very unofficial parent training, is based on a business manager’s personal experience and idealism, not on the recommendations of any professional knowledgeable in parent/child needs or interactions. The intrusion cuts into the spontaneity and naturalness of a parent/child interaction.

An even greater stressor on the parent/child interaction is the knowledge that a poor review by a case worker, who has no formal training, essentially puts the case worker in the position of complainant, witness, prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner of the ability of a parent and child to see each other. Caseworkers, often young, childless, and generally with little or no formal education, correct parents and children alike, openly, for all to hear with their corrections based on personal bias, unresolved issues and idealism. Caseworkers who dislike a parent will let everyone in the facility know by broadcasting through glares, tone, stance, and attitude. Children are very attuned to these things especially from authority figures. Many times the case workers disapproval is rooted in other than professional reasons–appearance and social skills seems to be a major factor.

Intense note taking by the case workers is done to develop negative issues, no matter whether the issues are grounded in reality. These notes are cumulative. So is the effect.

Judges use visitation centers to avoid responsibility. Judges and attorneys use visitation centers to ameliorate their guilt at taking a child’s daddy away from the child. Judges, attorneys and Child Welfare use visitation centers to validate their personal agendas more often than the centers are used for the best interest of a child. The child is the last factor of the equation.

How long can a parent or child withstand this steady, relational bloodletting to maintain any kind of healthy relationship? Brad Ingram wrote of his concern that children may loose interest under such pressure and end up with memories of rubber stamp visits instead of a childhood of meaningful memories and experiences with Dad. How long do we have to wait for our children to be allowed to feel they have two parents, not just one parent and a “visitor” with no anchoring relationship? Is it any wonder that America has more police per capita than any other country in the world? Is it any wonder that America has a per capita prison population comparable to the former Soviet Union and its infamous Gulag Archipelago? Stephen Baskerville regularly puts forth the concept that indirectly, and sometimes directly, Fatherhood is a crime in America. If you are a father, you are already a criminal. You just may not have begun your punishment, yet.

The parent/child pair mentioned above in this letter were a mother and her daughter. Did parent/child gender change your view or feelings of that picture? Why? Did gender make it more or less shameful or justifiable? Should any child or parent, male or female, be subject to this kind of cruel and unusual punishment without any conviction of wrong doing? Is motherhood next to be criminalized?