Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is back in the news again, unfortunately it’s not good news for her and her family.
Palin is no stranger to controversy as her family has been through the ringer thanks to the liberal media latching on to relationship woes with her daughter and her love interests and other assorted incidents that have unfolded over the last few years.
This time, Palin’s son, Track, is in trouble, having been arrested on charges of domestic violence.
This is tragic.
Fox News is reporting:
Palin, 28, was charged with first-degree burglary, one charge of fourth-degree assault and one charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, KTUU reported. The news station also reported Palin is in custody at the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer, about 20 miles northeast of Wasilla.
He was charged with misdemeanor mischief for allegedly causing up to $500 in property damage, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Palin’s arrest on charges of domestic violence isn’t his first. In January 2016, he was charged with assault, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime and possessing a weapon while intoxicated in connection with the incident.
At the time, Palin’s girlfriend told law enforcement he punched her in the face, and said she was scared he would shoot himself with an AR-15.
Track’s girlfriend is reported as having some bruising and swelling around her left eye and knee pain from Palin kicking her.
Palin released a statement after her son’s arrest that seems to be angering leftists all across the country, as it seems to put the blame for Track’s issues on President Obama.
“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. They come back hardened,” Sarah Palin said. “They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military have sacrificially given to this country and that starts at the top.”
Track served for a year in Iraq back in 2008 as part of the Alaskan 25 Infantry Division’s 1st Stryker Brigade.
It’s not at all an easy thing to sign up for the military, to know that you might be sent far away from your home, from all of the people you know and love, to fight and kill a ruthless enemy, and possibly come home in a casket.
Our soldiers sacrifice more than their physical bodies for our safety and security. They also open up their souls and their minds, and sometimes, the things they are forced to do or participate in leave deep scars on them that never really heal.
When these soldiers come back home, they are broken and in desperate need of hard-to-get help. If more effort were made to care for our troops, perhaps people like Track wouldn’t slip through the cracks and suffer the way they do.
In light of this recent incident, we should all take a few moments to keep Track, Sarah, and the rest of the Palin family in our thoughts and prayers.