Monday, June 29, 2009

Hazardous To Be A Democrat In Some Republican Neighborhoods

Sheriff's Deputies Douse Democratic Fundraiser House Party Guests with pepper spray and threaten to use a taser gun.
Francine Busby, 58, is a Democrat running in 2010 for the 50th Congressional District seat in San Diego County, CA., which is a Republican strong hold. This is the House seat formerly held by Randy “Duke” Cunningham the Republican Congressman sent to prison for taking bribes.

Busby had sought the 50th Congressional District seat in 2006, but was defeated by Republican Brian Bilbray, 53 percent to 44 percent. Last Friday night Busby attended a fund raiser with about 30 supporters at the home of one of the supporters - who happens to be gay.

Near the end of the house party the San Diego County Sheriff's Department arrived with eight patrol cars and a helicopter on an alleged noise complaint. Neighbors said the neighborhood was quiet until the eight patrol cars and a helicopter arrived. The only disturbance was from a man on a next door property shouting “disparaging remarks” at the house party attendees about gay people.

The sheriff's deputy who first entered the home said he felt threatened by the large number of people and that is why he started dousing the guests with pepper spray with one hand while holding a taser gun in his other hand.

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