Thursday, September 11, 2008

Only Ones - Alaska Edition

Jim Geraghty reports on one of the more unusual aspects of the Troopergate fuss- that a judge told Palin not to disparage the trooper who threatened to kill her father. One other point really jumped out at me though-

The first warning from the judge came in October 2005. By this point, according to the sister’s petition to the court, her husband had committed “extreme verbal abuse, violent threats, physical intimidation… driven drunk multiple times, threatened her father, and told her to 'put a leash on your sister and family or I'm going to bring them down.'” State police officials deemed her complaint serious enough to require Wooten to give up his department-issued guns, badge, credentials and vehicle during his off-duty time, while her simultaneous domestic violence protective order was in effect.

Let me see if I get this straight- the trooper was considered enough of a threat to his in-laws that he was not allowed to possess his issue weapons off-duty, but they thought it was fine for him to be armed on duty?

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