Police Report Offers New Details on Palin’s Drunken White-on-White Brawl

Prior to the drunken brawl, the Palins rolled up to the party in white stretch Hummer similar to this one
Prior to the drunken brawl, the Palins rolled up to the party in white stretch Hummer similar to this one

As we noted earlier, we have an unwritten policy against taking the bait when Sarah Palin begs for attention by making stupid, inflammatory statements in public forums. Not that it matters much if we do. The writers and editors in what she calls the “lamestream” media apparently find her “pull my finger” tactics irresistible.

But now that she is embroiled in a scandal as a result of her family’s drunken brawling at a party on Sept. 6, coverage of the white-trash folks that Sen. John McCain sought to install in the Naval Observatory, the vice presidental residence in Washington, is fair game. As Talking Point Memo’s Josh Marshall put it:

The Violence, The Booze, The Out-of-Wedlock Births, the Snowmobiles: Pity the state of the white family in the 21st century. The official Anchorage PD report on the Palin Clan white on white violence incident is out.

TPM lists seven new revelations from the police report that suggest that the Palins were even more inebriated and white-trashy than we knew:


When Will White Americans Take a Stand Against White on White Crime and the Culture of White Youth Lawlessness?

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In the segment of MSNBC’s “All In” above, host Chris Hayes and Cord Jefferson, a West Coast editor for Gawker.com, discuss Jefferson’s recent article about the unchecked violence and lawlessness that increasingly characterizes America’s white culture:

A frightening and violent mob swept through the normally quiet seaside community of Huntington Beach last night following a surfing competition in the area. Businesses were vandalized and looted, portable toilets overturned, and brutal fistfights waged right out in the open. It was an ugly display and a sad day for California. But more than that, it was a reminder that we must begin to seriously consider the values of our thuggish white youth.

Many people don’t want to hear this kind of tough love, of course. They’d like to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that all white children are as sweet and harmless as Taylor Swift. But the reality is that the statistics tell a different story. For instance, according to research from the Department of Justice, 84 percent of white murder victims are killed by other white people. Similarly, white rape victims tend to be raped by other whites [PDF]. White-on-white violence is a menace to white communities across the country, and yet you never hear white leaders like Pastor Joel Osteen, Bill O’Reilly, or Hillary Clinton take a firm stance against the scourge.