Palin Gets Protective Order Over Alleged Threats.. Here’s the Rest of the Story

Sarah Palin has been granted a restraining order against a Pennsylvania man accused of stalking and threatening her.

Alaska Magistrate Judge Colleen Ray issued a 20-day protective order on Monday against 18-year-old Shawn R. Christy, after she found probable cause to believe he had stalked the former governor and vice presidential candidate.

Palin and her attorney claimed Christy made implied threats through phone and written messages, allegedly telling Palin to “watch her back,” saying he was buying a one-way ticket to Alaska and sending a receipt for a gun purchase.

Palin testified by telephone that she feared for her life, and for her family’s safety: “Bottom line is, he is crazy and could kill me,” Palin said, according to the court transcript. “He wants me dead.” Read More

1 threat doesn’t deserve another

From: Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

On Tuesday morning, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman received a tip that two local women filed for and were granted 20-day protective orders against a Pennsylvania man they said had been threatening them for a year.
One of those women was Sarah Palin. The other was her friend, Kristan Cole. Palin testified the 18-year-old man, Shawn Christy, threatened to track her down at her book signings in the Lower 48, told Palin “that she better watch her back,” said he was buying a one-way ticket to Alaska and sent a gun-purchase receipt.

The story went up on the newspaper’s website. Minutes later, dozens of Sarah Palin-related sites had linked to the story. On Monday, our website had about 4,300 hits. After the story broke Tuesday, that number climbed to 8,700. Wednesday hits spiked to 75,000 and by Thursday afternoon we’d had more than 200,000 hits, mostly from new visitors.

Even after we broke the story that Christy is not in Alaska and has never been to Alaska, threats against him continued on our website and Facebook page. Many comments were not approved because they suggested hunting Christy and killing him. Folks asked us to post a picture of the young man so “decent” people could hunt him down and kill him. And that is exactly why we won’t publish a photo that could identify him.
We were shocked at the number of people from across the U.S. calling for his death and offering to pull the trigger on a .45 loaded with “liberal lead.”
So far, Christy faces no criminal charges. The orders granted to Palin and Cole are documents filed in a civil proceeding.

The story we broke nationally Tuesday began in 2008 when Christy, then 16, and the rest of the world discovered vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
He’s a big fan. He donated to her political action committee. He spent his savings buying a $200 ticket to an Aug. 27 Pennsylvania event where she spoke.

He has had lots of opportunities to be arrested. The U.S. Capitol Police launched an investigation because Christy made more than 20 threats against President Barack Obama, more than 40 threats against 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain and another 40 against Palin. The Secret Service did its own investigation. Agents have visited Christy’s home and spent hours talking to him on more than one occasion.
They did not arrest him. They did not charge him. Neither did the FBI in Anchorage and Allentown, Pa., who also investigated.

But on our web page, readers have tried, convicted and sentenced Christy.

The Christys are conservative Christian people who heat with wood and homeschooled their son through high school. Shawn Christy is not liberal. He does not hate Sarah Palin; he’s a fan — a young fan obsessed and then frustrated because he wanted to make contact with the Palins and be part of their phenomenon.

There is no crime this young man could have committed, been charged with and convicted for that would give anyone the right to hunt and kill him as so many of the commentors suggested.
We wish the dozens of people who posted threats on our website — surely many much older than Shawn — could see that as clearly.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AKRNC
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 16:07:11

    If Palin is so worried about safety for her and her family, why were they walking around L.A. without security or bodyguards? I know they were dressed poorly, tacky shorts and an old t-shirt for $arah, while Bristol had on a hooded sweatshirt and long pants in 100 degree heat but they still could have been recognized.

    $arah’s need for security correlates with her need for publicity. She didn’t receive enough attention for a few days and so she had to have the report released regarding the court mandated restraining orders.

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  2. Sally in MI
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 18:47:51

    What I find telling is the willingness of her followers to hunt this boy down with the intent to KILL him, based on allegations made by Sarah Palin. These folks are supposed to be Christians, who believe in peace. At least that’s what they bellow at the paid audience. Yes, what great Christians they all are. God is shaking his head and trying to figure out how to nail shut those doors Palin keeps barging through on the advice of Satan.

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