For some questions, answers readily present themselves; but there are some enigmas that escape the answers no matter how hard we look. The truth behind Area 51, the origins of language, the ancient structure under the Sea of Galilee, and now, the existence and fate of the mysterious video that supposedly recorded the Palin family brawl.
On Tuesday, Anchorage police released photos and audio of the September 6 investigation into the house party-turned-brawl that involved Sarah Palin and her family. The audio recordings that they released contained even more evidence that someone made a video recording of the melee, but no video has surfaced.
The existence of video is mentioned in two separate audio clips. This dovetails into police reports from October 9 that first mentioned a video may exist.
In the first clip, the owner of the house where the fight transpired, Korey Klingenmeyer, referenced a video in passing after telling the police that he’d been attacked by Palin’s daughter, Bristol. Klingenmeyer told the officer that “I think Janice Schnell has it on video” and that he thought she “went home in a cab.”
Police followed up with Klingenmeyer two days later, but the story changed: Klingenmeyer said that he’d spoke to guests at the party and said that there wasn’t any video of the fight after all.
Listen to the video below, the relevant part begins at the 30-second mark:
In the second bit of audio, the police officer’s recording picked up an argument between a woman and a man named “Marc” — who TPM possibly identifies as Marc McKenna, a guest of the party that was also Klingenmeyer’s friend and boss.
The woman could be heard shouting at “Marc,” saying that he was wrong about the fight. “Marc” responded by saying that “there’s video.”
Hey, Marc, I, I watched the whole thing. She didn’t, she didn’t hit him once in the face. She missed. She missed every f*cking time. Okay, before that ‘F*ck you. F*ck you. You’re a f*cking slut.’ What about that part? What about – is that on f*cking video?
That’s when the officer stepped into the argument, asking if “there was anyway we could look at [the video]?”
The man refused, saying that “these are friends of mine” and that “it ain’t going out to nobody.”
“No, no way,” the man said. “These are friends of mine and it ain’t going out to nobody. The video don’t exist.”
“So you’re saying there is no video?” the officer said. “There is no video?”
“I’m saying there’s no video,” the man said.
“Why were you telling her there’s a video?” the cop asked.
“Big deal,” the man said. “Do I got to give you video? No.”
“I’m just curious why you were telling her there’s video,” the officer said.
“I don’t care if you’re curious,” the man said. “There’s no video. I don’t have to owe you video ’cause you’re a cop. That’s my private video. K? I know my rights. I know my rights. Do you know my rights. ‘Cause I know my rights?”
My mind is drawn to that line, “I don’t owe you video ’cause you’re a cop.” Last time a black man tried that line, he got a taser for his efforts.
Listen to the video below; relevant part begins at the 1:25-mark:
So is there a video or not? It sounds to me like there is and the family’s friends are deliberately covering it up, but that’s just my intuition.