Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Palin family values

The Palin family is quite a bunch.

The Gawker has been reporting on Track Palin's arrest on Monday night the 18th (Jordan Sargent, Track Palin Was Arrested Last Night for Domestic Violence 01/19/2016). Sargent quotes the Wasilla police press release:

On 01/18/2016 at approximately 2204 hours, Wasilla Police responded to a residence for a disturbance. An investigation revealed Track Palin had committed a domestic violence assault on a female, interfered with her ability to report a crime of domestic violence, and possessed a firearm while intoxicated. Palin was arrested and charges of assault in the fourth degree (domestic violence), interfering with a domestic violence report, and misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree were forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office. Palin was held without bail until arraignment.
Sargent writes in the article, "All three charges are misdemeanors."

Those are all misdemeanor charges in Alaska?

In another Gawker piece of the 19th, Sargent quotes the official police report itself, with the name of the complaining victim withheld, although she is identified as Track Palin's girlfriend. The police reported that when they found the girlfriend, she was “hiding and crying underneath a bed inside the residence.”

Sergeant Rader observed [redacted] to have bruising and swelling around her left eye. She complained of pain to that area as well as to her right knee. He observed a small red area near her knee. The involved firearm, an unloaded AR-15 rifle was located on the kitchen counter.
The report described the scene based on the complainant's information as follows:

She and her boyfriend of one year, Track Palin, left a different residence together and were arguing the whole way home. Once they got to his home they argued in the car, then in the driveway . They were screaming and he was calling her names. [Redacted] told Palin that she had called the cops even though she had not, in attempt to calm him down and to scare him away from “touching her”. Palin approached [Redacted] and struck her on the left side of her head near her eye with a closed fist. [Redacted] got on the ground in a fetal position because she didn’t know what else he would do. Palin then kicked [redacted] on the right knee. [Redacted]’s phone was sitting on the ground in front of her. Palin took her phone and threw it across the driveway. She retrieved the phone and went inside the house. Palin was already inside and holding onto a gun, yelling “do you think I’m a pussy?” and “do you think I won’t do it?” [Redacted] stated Palin “cocked the gun” and was holding the rifle out next to him with the his right hand near the trigger and his left hand near the barrel, with the barrel just away from his face pointed to the side. [Redacted] was concerned that he would shoot himself and ran outside and around the house. She didn’t see where Palin went, so she went inside and up the stairs, where she hid under a bed. Shortly after, she heard Palin walking around inside looking for her. Palin left after not locating her.
Domestic violence cases are notorious for being difficult to prosecute, with the victims often declining to cooperate with prosecutors. And in the legal system, Track Palin is entitled to a presumption of innocence in the courts.

Track's mother, devoted to Christian family values, endorsed Donald Trump for President on Tuesday. (Stephanie Condon and Rebecca Shabad, Sarah Palin backs Donald Trump's 2016 bid CBS News 01/19/2016)

Maybe Track can imitate Bristol and spend a few months giving lectures against domestic violence.

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