The Los Angeles Times and other news outlets report that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track Palin, was arraigned Sunday morning in a courthouse in Palmer, Alaska. The 28-year-old allegedly broke into his parents' home in Wasilla, Alaska Saturday evening, beat his father, and later called the arresting police "peasants."
An Iraq War veteran, Track was charged with one count of felony burglary, one count of fourth-degree assault, and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief for property damage, according to court documents.
Track Palin, the oldest son of Sarah Palin, arraigned in Alaska on domestic violence charges in an incident involvi… https://t.co/LyZPHbZFVR— ABC News (@ABC News) 1513702773.0
The confrontation on Saturday began when Track arrived at his family's home.
The report indicates that Track, who was there to pick up a truck, was not permitted inside the home by his father, Todd Palin, because he was under the influence of pain medication and alcohol.
The confrontation escalated when Todd met his son at the door with a pistol. The Times reports that at one point Track "pleaded with his father to shoot him." According to the court filings, Track then broke a window, entered, and began beating his father.
A disagreement between Sarah Palin's eldest son, Track Palin, and his father turned violent when Track broke a wind… https://t.co/FUjRIrEct6— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics) 1513691286.0
Track Palin repeatedly hit his father in the head, leaving him covered in blood.
The younger Palin threw his dad to the ground and hit him repeatedly on the head, leaving him covered in blood and… https://t.co/pZiWcKcDsC— New York Post (@New York Post) 1513641124.0
Sarah Palin called the police on her own son.
Court documents state that Sarah Palin told the 911 dispatcher that her son was "freaking out" and was on "some type of medication." When the police arrived, Track reportedly called them “peasants” and told the cops to lay down their weapons. Eventually, he was taken into custody, unharmed.
Read the domestic violence complaint against Track Palin: https://t.co/Uh1es7UCf7 https://t.co/dI2r3R0PI3— Los Angeles Times (@Los Angeles Times) 1513629781.0
Track Palin remains in police custody on $5,000 bail.
This is not the first time he was arrested for domestic violence.
@latimes Track Palin was arrested in 2016 on domestic violence charges...e struck his ex-girlfriend in the head wit… https://t.co/ChXIScYPKE— R. C. Clemens 💦 (@R. C. Clemens 💦) 1513630239.0
Some are saying Palin's son fits the profile of a domestic terrorist.
Statistically, mass shooters are white men with a history of domestic violence.
@TUSK81 @SarahPalinUSA Well known that white men beating on women are key trait to be mass shooters later.… https://t.co/B4whnA2dkj— TechMyFixy (@TechMyFixy) 1513603358.0
They also have access to multiple firearms.
@mojopo @KateHarding OMG he has guns? But I was strongly assured by the gun community that anyone w/ a history of DV could not own guns. 😡🤬— Laura Weatherspoon (@Laura Weatherspoon) 1513600191.0
@KateHarding his weapon of choice is an AR-15...that stuck out to me. Chilling— Mal (@Mal) 1513581234.0
@TUSK81 @SarahPalinUSA He’s a domestic shooting waiting to happen. Mark. My. Words.— David Edwards (@David Edwards) 1513604768.0
Many believe Track is only still alive because he is white.
@TeddyFresh13 @latimes Cuz he’s white and privileged— Dorilynn 🌹 (@Dorilynn 🌹) 1513640687.0
@latimes I don't get it. Why didn't the "police officers" open fire on him on the porch? Or when he called them "pe… https://t.co/uQkAfMdP1u— Captain Ham (@Captain Ham) 1513647434.0
Should there be sympathy for the Palins?
I genuinely hope @SarahPalinUSA is able to get necessary help for her son. This incident sounds horrifying. https://t.co/SBAutvXF0m— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1513632224.0
@mattdpearce I don’t like Sarah Palin but I’m not going to judge this situation. Mental health has enough stigma in… https://t.co/5zjiYcooJe— Maggie (@Maggie) 1513648065.0
A call to get Track much needed medical help.
@mattdpearce He's an addict...... they need to get him some help— C. (@C.) 1513698381.0
There is even the suggestion that he suffers from PTSD.
Some people just want everyone to leave the Palins alone.
@ABC Leave them alone— Didi🦋hopes💫 (@Didi🦋hopes💫) 1513702909.0
But that doesn't seem in the cards.
@didihopes @ABC Nope— Antifa Customer Support (@Antifa Customer Support) 1513704856.0
It is doubtful that Track suffers from PTSD.
@boomer729 @aravosis My son had it after returning from Iraq. He didn’t take a gun to his ex or beat her. He didn’t… https://t.co/tsCSPhpybb— Debra King (@Debra King) 1513659116.0
Post-traumatic anxiety, or high on prescription medication?
@latimes "He was on some sort of medication" That's white for "he was high AF"— Gerardo Ritchey (@Gerardo Ritchey) 1513630140.0
People did not hold back what they really think of Track Palin.
@val_wonders @Eeisthebestest @ElaineMESH @thehill That problem is that he’s white trash— The Awful Brand Haver® DUNKING ON CHUDS BAYBAY! (@The Awful Brand Haver® DUNKING ON CHUDS BAYBAY!) 1513648075.0
@val_wonders @Eeisthebestest @ElaineMESH @thehill I don’t beat women and wrap myself in a flag to rationalize my re… https://t.co/4d3UIN6zOp— The Awful Brand Haver® DUNKING ON CHUDS BAYBAY! (@The Awful Brand Haver® DUNKING ON CHUDS BAYBAY!) 1513648588.0
Likewise, there is no forgiveness for his mother.
@Topdollz @latimes She was high off preaching family values in real America, where apparently, sons break into thei… https://t.co/LzpyuqIPcG— Gerardo Ritchey (@Gerardo Ritchey) 1513707375.0
Absolutely zero sympathy for Sarah Palin.
@latimes I don't feel a bit sorry for Sarah-you reap what you sow. Her son's behavior is not PTSD-it is spoiled br… https://t.co/F1ynIX6Bse— Darci O'Brien (@Darci O'Brien) 1513631604.0
Like mother, like son.
@TUSK81 @SarahPalinUSA Track didn't have a chance. @SarahPalinUSA taught him to have no morals or ethics and a disr… https://t.co/VdMWs7Lxgm— SP Phillips (@SP Phillips) 1513597784.0
@TUSK81 @SarahPalinUSA Parenting: another job Sarah Palin quit early— mike pionus (@mike pionus) 1513612407.0
All of sudden, Sarah has conveniently found compassion for criminals.
Sarah Palin has long boasted about being tough on crime, advocating giving criminals “tougher, defensible sentences.” She has unapologetically referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “thugs” and “rioters.”
https://t.co/c5mJ9UtSDz— Ken Klippenstein (@Ken Klippenstein) 1513573875.0
Perhaps she'll change her tune now.
She can see Russia from her house, but she didn't see this coming?
@madtownpamm @takeaway069 @TUSK81 @SarahPalinUSA https://t.co/G9uP1Uk7Yg— elaine d (@elaine d) 1513637075.0
One person made a salient point, regarding the Trump administration and Republican leaders trying to take away healthcare for millions.
@BradMossEsq @SarahPalinUSA I do as well, but, I hope she is prepared to cover the expenses herself, seeing as she… https://t.co/qYO8gMnETh— Matt Coyle (@Matt Coyle) 1513650121.0
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