"There was one town in Alaska that was charging victims for this, and that was Wasilla," Knowles saidProtection from the law based on your ability to pay for it. Free market police forces! Wait... doesn't that sound a lot like the Mob?
A May 23, 2000, article in Wasilla's newspaper, The Frontiersman, noted that Alaska State Troopers and most municipal police agencies regularly pay for such exams, which cost between $300 and $1,200 apiece.
"(But) the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests," the newspaper reported.
It also quoted Wasilla Police Chief Charlie Fannon objecting to the law. Fannon was appointed to his position by Palin after her dismissal of the previous police chief. He said it would cost Wasilla $5,000 to $14,000 a year if the city had to foot the bill for rape exams.
Palin and Rape Kits
We now have some confirmation of the story of Palin's town charging victims of sexual assault for their own rape kits.