An up & coming hero of the local militia movement and leader of the Second Amendment Task Force pulled a whoopsie:
"Court documents obtained Tuesday detail the circumstances of the arrest of Schaeffer Cox, 26, on a charge of second-degree assault, a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.Cox’s wife told Alaska State Troopers that the couple and their young son were on their way to Anchorage Thursday when they began to argue. The argument escalated, and Cox punched the woman in the arm, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.She told Cox that if he ever touched her like that again, she would leave him and take their son. Cox then reached over, grabbed her by the throat and pinned her up against the vehicle door, court documents allege.
The woman fought him off, and Cox stopped choking her a few moments later and continued to drive to Anchorage with his wife and child, the report stated." - Chris Freiberg
So much for the "armed society is a polite society" thing (a bit more backstory from this blog's perspective here, here, here and here). Cross one name off the short list - looks like the field is now clear for Legislator Mike Kelly to have an open, uh, shot at an uncontested re-election in this district. But there's always the martyred support factor:
In all seriousness, it's extremely important to point out, above & beyond the pile-on, domestic violence crosses any and all party affiliation lines, and respects no age, class or racial divisions: if you ever know anyone who might need help or at least information on community resources, forward this link to the Alaska Women's Network.
“Freedom's just another word for nothing left to looseNothing, I mean nothing honey if it ain't free, no no…” - Kris Kristofferson/Fred Foster