Shawn R. Christy, right, looks over court documents Wednesday with his mother, Karen, center, and father, Craig, at the family’s home in McAdoo. [Republican Herald]
By Gary P Jackson
We’ve been rather quiet on this, as it’s our opinion that giving these insane losers publicity just gives them what they want, and it encourages more loons to step up. However, this ongoing issue with Shawn Christy and his entire family, warrant some coverage.
Full disclosure, though never published, this deranged loon’s father, Craig has even left insane comments on this very blog. We never published, but do have them archived as further evidence of these people’s depravity.
The kid, Shawn Christy has threatened to rape and kill not only Sarah Palin, and her daughters, but also family friend Kristan Cole. They have harassed Sarah’s parents Chuck and sally, as well. And by “they” I mean the entire Christy family. That’s right, this is a family activity.
From the Anchorage Daily News:
A restraining order against a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of stalking Sarah Palin has been extended for six months, following testimony from the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee that she feared for the safety of herself, her family and friends.
Palin testified by phone that she believed Shawn Christy of McAdoo was sending out a clear signal when he made a one-day visit to Alaska on her birthday in February. She also said she feared Christy’s parents because of their contentions that she had a sexting relationship with the teen in 2009.
“I believe when he traveled to Alaska on my birthday, he did that so he could prove that he had the means to do so,” she said. “I believe that his and his parents’ repeated contact with those close to me to get me to respond to their false and very, very bizarre allegations constitutes a – obviously, a problem – on their end.”
At Monday’s hearing, however, a court magistrate denied requests for protective orders against Shawn Christy filed by Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, and her friend, Kristan Cole, saying the two failed to take part in Monday’s hearing. Palin’s attorney, John Tiemessen, said Heath might be on a bear hunt in Southeast Alaska and Cole was traveling by plane.
Magistrate Jonathon Lack denied a protective-order request by Cole against Christy’s father, Craig, for the same reason. Lack denied Cole’s request for a protective order against Shawn Christy’s mother, Karen Christy, last month. But he told the Christy family Monday that any further contact with Heath or Cole could lead to a restraining order.
Lack also issued a restraining order for Palin against Craig Christy, which includes protection for Palin’s parents and Cole. Palin’s protective order against Shawn Christy protects her parents and Cole as well.
Craig Christy was accused of leaving multiple harassing telephone messages for Palin’s parents and contacting Cole’s children on Facebook.
Palin and Cole obtained original restraining orders against Shawn Christy last year, saying he threatened them, sent a receipt for a gun purchase and said he was buying a one-way ticket to Alaska.
The Christys, who do not have an attorney, also participated in Monday’s hearing by phone.
Lack gave each of them an opportunity to question Palin. Shawn Christy asked Palin if she was aware of threats to her and emails he made to her when she was governor, to which Palin replied that was the job of the governor’s security detail. Christy has said the threats were “stupid pranks” to get attention. He said his life is difficult because he deals with complications from Lyme disease.
Christy also has acknowledged sending threatening messages in 2009 to President Barack Obama, and to Republican Sen. John McCain, who chose Palin as his running mate in the presidential race the previous year. Christy was apprehended by authorities in Washington, D.C., two years ago. At the request of the Secret Service, he underwent a psychiatric evaluation, which concluded Christy had a sense of grandiosity that “could turn somewhat paranoid,” according to court papers.
Christy said someone purporting to be a 15-year-old girl started texting him after he began sending these messages. He said he thought the texter was either law enforcement or Palin. His parents believe it was Palin, which set off the numerous phone calls to Palin’s parents, according to court documents.
Karen Christy said in court Monday that all the family ever wanted was for Palin to talk to them about their beliefs about the texting. If it wasn’t her, she could tell them, Karen Christy said, then asked Palin why she never responded.
“I will not reward that kind of behavior and encourage that kind of behavior,” Palin said. “That kind of behavior is dangerous.”
When Lack issued his decisions, both Shawn and Craig Christy attempted to perform a citizen’s arrest of the magistrate. Craig Christy said Lack should be excused from the proceedings since he was appointed by then presiding Judge Morgan Christen, whom Palin later appointed to the state Supreme Court.
Unfazed, Lack invited the Christys to file a complaint with the presiding judge.
After the hearing, Tiemessen said the Christys have made it clear that “absent an order like this,” they would not stop contacting the Palins or those close to them.
“As they’re repeatedly said, ‘Why haven’t you told us to stop?’ Well, today, I think in pretty clear language, the court told them to stop,” Tiemessen said.
These people are clearly insane, and very dangerous. This kid also threatened the President as well as John McCain, then calls it a “prank” and blames it on the side effects of Lyme disease? Really?
How about we put the blame where it belongs: The kid and his parents who are obviously just as mentally defective as the kid.
For some back story, here’s what the family’s local paper had to say in 2010 after Sarah filed an emergency restraining order:
Former Alaskan governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was granted a restraining order against an 18-year-old McAdoo man Monday after allegedly receiving threats from him since summer 2009.
A court document filed on behalf of Palin in district court in Anchorage, Alaska, states that Shawn R. Christy had been threatening and stalking her through phone and e-mail communications.
According to the court transcript, 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 in the transcript. “He wants me dead.“
In an interview Wednesday night at his McAdoo home, Christy said he tried to contact former presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain and Palin, McCain’s running mate, because he believed the U.S. Secret Service had tampered with his cell phone.
Christy said he began making threats to get their attention and have his phone fixed.
“It wasn’t the brightest idea,” Christy said Wednesday.
The document alleges Christy tried to get in touch with Palin numerous times, made references to having guns and said he would be coming to Alaska and she should “watch her back.” Christy also claimed to have a sexual relationship with Palin and threatened to sexually assault her, the document states.
At the court hearing Monday, Palin also testified that Christy believes he has a relationship with her daughter, Willow, and has brought up the girl’s name.
The Secret Service investigated and found that Christy did make threats to Palin, the document states.
A similar restraining order was granted to a friend of Palin, Kristen Cole, 48, of Alaska, effective Monday. Both orders state Palin and Cole believe Christy to be delusional.
According to the court document, Cole stated that even after asking Christy to stop contacting her in 2009, he continued to do so, sometimes every few weeks and sometimes daily in an attempt to be put in touch with Palin. The document also states that Christy tried to arrange meetings with Cole and Palin, threatened Cole and once told her he, “tried to follow the Bible but had evil and wickedness in him.“
Cole’s protective order claims Christy told her that she knew the truth about his relationship with Palin, and Cole needed to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation or would be “punished.”
The orders are active for 20 days or until the issue is resolved by the court. Both orders prohibit Christy from contacting, stalking or threatening Palin and Cole and their families.
According to Palin’s hometown newspaper, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman in Wasilla, Alaska, Cole said she was worried about Christy’s correspondence for months, but when he called from a number with an Alaskan area code to say his plane landed in Alaska, she made the move to have the court intervene.
Palin attorney’s, Thomas Van Flein, said Christy had “risen to the top of the dozens and dozens of people” who have threatened Palin since 2008, when she emerged on the national stage.
“He stands out as the most persistent,” trying to reach her through friends, associates and family members, he said.
Christy and his family, however, say things aren’t as they seem.
Craig Christy, Shawn’s father, said the matter began when Shawn left home without telling him or his wife, Karen, boarded a Greyhound bus and headed to Washington, D.C., in November 2008.
Shawn ran out of money and had no where to go but said he felt safe around the White House and decided to hang out there, his father said. Eventually, Shawn drew the attention of the Secret Service and was questioned by agents, but he not arrested.
In December 2008, Shawn said his cell phone started malfunctioning – clicking and making strange noises. Also, when he used a public computer at a library in Tamaqua, the computer started malfunctioning. Shawn said he began to call the Secret Service to see if the agency had somehow altered his phone and the computer.
After getting no response, Shawn said he tried to reach McCain and Palin and left repeated messages. Still with no response, he began to send threats, thinking that would get him the attention he needed to get his phone fixed. He also called the White House for action but said those he spoke with laughing at him and antagonized him.
Shawn claims he turned himself into authorities in Washington for the threatening messages but was never charged. His parents soon became involved when Secret Service agents visited the family at their home and interviewed Shawn on June 18. He still wasn’t charged with a crime but was ordered to undergo a psychological review, according to his father, although Shawn was found to have no problems.
Shawn said he admitted making threats to McCain, Palin and President Barack Obama. He also admitted to trying to contact Palin through Cole, Palin’s family, her attorney and the Alaska governor’s office. He said he found the numbers by looking them up in online phone directories.
Shawn also said he called Palin’s office in 2008 because he was a supporter and wanted to know more about her views. Shawn said he intended to apologize to Palin in person at an event in Pennsylvania and at one of her book-signings in New York, but he didn’t confront Palin or her family.
When explaining how he contacted Cole from a phone with an Alaskan area code, Shawn said he purchased a pay-by-the-minute phone for which he could select the number and area code. He figured someone in Alaska would pick up a phone call from a number with a local area code. He said he called Palin’s mother from the same number in an effort to reach Palin.
Shawn said Wasilla police called him and read the protective orders over the phone to him, and his father said the family received hard copies of the documents, which McAdoo police delivered to Shawn on Tuesday. McAdoo police declined comment Wednesday.
Craig said Shawn was never in Alaska. Shawn said that although he purchased a one-way ticket in the spring, but never went on the trip because he couldn’t afford a return ticket. He said he bought the ticket because he wanted to talk to Palin and the FBI in person.
Shawn said he sent Palin receipts for a gun but that it wasn’t intended as a threat. Rather, he said he sent a receipt from when he sold a gun to a gun shop in Tamaqua in April, letting Palin know that he wasn’t going to shoot her. Shawn said he didn’t contact Palin, Cole or anyone else after July 3. According to court documents, however, Shawn did contact Cole again.
Shawn said the religious reference mentioned in the court orders was misconstrued. He said that when he referred to being evil, he meant that all humans are considered sinners by God. He said he was raised Christian and wouldn’t hurt anyone.
Craig contends Shawn is not delusional, as Palin and Cole claim. Karen Christy is now concerned for her family’s safety and claims they’ve been the targets of threats.
“I wish, honestly, I could go back and it didn’t happen,” Shawn said.
Palin and Cole have requested a long-term protective order. A hearing on that request is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 13 before Anchorage Master John E. Duggan, according to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman newspaper.
Craig said the family, all of whom receive treatment related to Lyme disease, can’t afford to hire an attorney or fly to Alaska for the hearing, so Shawn will have to participate by phone.
The 20-day protective order prohibits Christy from following, approaching, confronting, watching or otherwise staking or threatening to stalk or assault Palin.
If Christy violates the order, he can be arrested without a warrant.
Clearly deranged. This loon thinks he has a relationship with Sarah’s daughter and the Secret Service messed up his phone. Oh, and here he claimed in September 2010: “I wish, honestly, I could go back and it didn’t happen,” and yet, he has never stopped, nor have his dirt bag parents.
These are the kind of people who must be taken seriously. He’s another Jarred Lee Laughner in the making. What is it with liberalism that brings out the worst in people?
We love Jim Hoft’s take: “SICK LEFTIST FREAKS! The whole crazy family was threatening Sarah Palin, her parents and her daughters!“
Once again, liberalism leads to mental instability.