The San Diego Sheriff’s Department brought the heat when a neighbor claimed that gay congressional candidate Francine Busby was bringin’ the noise. According to the candidate, the neighbor was hurling anti-gay epithets over the fence during her speech, which occurred at 8pm, an hour and a half before the noise complaint.
Francine Busby says she will demand an explanation from the Sheriff’s Department about deputies breaking up a fundraising party held for her in Cardiff and arresting the host.
The party was Friday night (at) the home of Shari Barman, a Busby supporter.
It ended with Barman, 60, being arrested and jailed on suspicion of battery on a peace officer, and resisting, delaying and obstructing a peace officer.
Pam Morgan, …one of the guests, also was arrested…
…Other partygoers were doused with pepper spray, and seven deputies, a sergeant and a helicopter were dispatched to the neighborhood of expensive homes.
A helicopter? Some homophobic crank calls in a noise complaint, and these guys turn it into Apocalypse Now?This is the modern equivalent of one of those old-timey pie fights, only with ocular burning and a choking sensation. Of course, the cops give a different version of events.
While trying to deal with the complaint, guests at the party surrounded Abbott and he felt threatened, Yancey said.
“We don’t like people standing behind us – we have Tasers, guns, clubs,” he said.
Wow, this guy must be a gas at the DMV. If standing behind him gets you Tased, what happens if you give him “bunny ears?”
Of course, who can’t sympathize, right? You stick anybody in that situation with an arsenal of weaponry, surrounded by miffed political donors, amd they’re bound to get jumpy. There should be some way of teaching them how to not lose their shit in this situation, some kind of, um, academy or something.
The story doesn’t say how much, if anything, Busby got to raise at the event before the cops turned it into the bar scene in From Dusk ’til Dawn, but just in case, you can visit her webpage to make it up to her.