Son of Former Vice-Presidential Candidate Arrested for Domestic Violence

domestic violence, Arlington Heights domestic violence lawyersIt is tempting for many people to distance themselves from the realities of domestic violence. They may believe that such behavior is “below them” or something that only happens to other people. Unfortunately, domestic violence continues to be an issue that affects millions of Americans from all walks of life, as a recent story involving the child of a high-profile political personality.

Track Palin, the son of former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested recently after an alleged dispute between him and his father. According to court records, the incident happened when Track came to the Palin home in Wasilla, Alaska, to pick up a truck. Police say that when Track’s father, Todd, refused to surrender the truck to Track, a physical altercation broke out. The incident left Todd Palin bloodied from injuries to his head and face.

According to court documents, Sarah Palin explained that her son was “on some type of medication.” Track also admitted to drinking earlier in the day. When police officers arrived at the scene, Track allegedly called the officers “peasants” and told them to abandon their weapons. When they attempted to communicate with him, he refused and instead climbed onto the garage roof. Track was eventually detained and arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The 28-year-old was previously arrested in 2016 for domestic violence assault involving a woman.

Domestic Violence Signs

Domestic violence can happen to people of all socioeconomic statuses, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions and cultures. Both men and women can be victims of domestic violence and both can be perpetrators of it. Sometimes domestic violence happens between family members, but often it occurs between two romantic partners. Some marriages end in divorce because of the toll domestic violence takes on a relationship.

Perpetrators of domestic violence use many different tactics to gain power and control over their partners. An abuser may:

  • Physically hurt their partner by punching, pushing, lapping, kicking, choking, or using a weapon against them;
  •  Manipulate their partner by using coercion, threats, intimidation, and lies;
  • Destroy their partner’s property;
  • Purposely humiliate their partner;
  • Refuse to let his or her partner see friends and family;
  • Prevent their partner from having access to money;
  • Use guns, knives, or other weapons against their partner;
  • Force their partner to have sex against their will; or
  • Force their partner to become pregnant by lying about birth control, sabotaging it, or forcing their partner to have unprotected sex.

We Can Help

If you have been abused by your spouse or you would like to know more about your options for seeking safety or ending your marriage in Illinois, contact an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Rolling Meadows and get the help you need. Call 847-253-3100 for a free consultation at Cosley Law Office today.

 

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/18/politics/track-palin-arrested-domestic-violence/index.html

http://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/

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