Courtesy of KTVA:
The latest court battle for the Palin family is getting more attention than usual.
Track Palin, the son of former Alaska Governor and nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin, is facing charges for a run-in with his father that happened in December last year. The criminal complaint alleges Track had been drinking while on painkillers when he entered the family’s home through a window and assaulted his father.
Track’s attorney, Patrick Bergt, has asked that his case be moved from Palmer to Anchorage’s Veterans Court, an alternative court program for veterans focused on rehabilitation, accountability and treatment, rather than jail time.
The move alone isn’t controversial, but another action by Bergt is cause for concern.
Friday, Bergt filed a motion that seeks to prohibit news outlets from covering Track’s court proceedings.
The motion says, “Mr. Palin seeks to prohibit or limit the scope of the media’s access to his Veterans Court proceedings in the hopes that his case does not become a distraction to other veterans in the program.”
Well, that is some unmitigated bullshit right there.
The reason that they want to keep the cameras out is to spare the Palin family any more embarrassment. As if they have not brought all of this embarrassment upon themselves.
As for the Veteran’s Court keep in mind that according to various sources, including Jordan Loewe herself, Track did not attend any of his court-appointed counseling sessions.
The Reporter-News has more:
Veterans Court program rules say veterans opt-in by agreeing to plead guilty or not guilty to at least one charge.
Bergt declined to say if his client is making such a plea to get into the program, adding he can’t comment on specifics of the case.
“I will, however, provide that Mr. Palin will not seek, nor will he receive, any accommodations not afforded to other Veterans in the program,” Bergt wrote in an email to the AP.
Also bullshit. The entire reason that the Palin family wants this Veteran’s Court for Track is that they know he will get preferential treatment and because the little pansy ass could not handle any real consequences for his actions.
They are already readying their defense with this whole mixing painkillers with alcohol nonsense.
Track has been an unrepentant thug well before he went into the military, and well before he was prescribed any medications.
By the way, did you notice that both KTVA and the AP made it a point to mention that the judge appointed to Track’s case was placed in his position by Sarah?
I think that is a point that will come up over an over again.