Pretty sick. I saw some people justifying the mother's behavior somewhere else because she was being abused by the husband as well, but I don't think that it's any excuse for what she did, and for not stepping in and protecting her child.
I got news for you. That's not what I'd call a beating. That was really mild. I don't approve of it in the slightest, but that was seriously not much as far as getting a whipping goes.
Surely there are cases of abuse that are much more violent and grotesque, however to compare the severity of this-to-that does not serve as justification for what is depicted in the video. The girl was continuously hit and verbally threatened out of anger and for something so minor. Notice another small child/toddler in the house at the beginning of the video. Chances are high that he/she has to endure this kind of limp-dick rage as well. The "Judge" deserves nothing less than to lose his job, as delivering appropriate justice apparently isn't his strong suit.
Judicial Review isn't the only thing he has to deal with, either: According to the Aransas County website, "the matter is now under review by the Police Department"—all thanks to Hillary Adams, who recorded and uploaded the video of herself being beaten, and the internet vigilantes who saw the video, shared it, and contacted authorities.
Well thank god this situation is up for review by the police department. I'm sure they will discover and arrest the culprit behind the beating any day now.