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The James Hartline Report has obtained a document which states that the lesbian who assaulted a San Diego County Deputy during last week's fundraiser for Democratic congressional candidate Francine Busby has a prior arrest for assault. According to the report, Shari Barman, a lesbian with ties to many other lesbians within the professional tennis industry, was arrested in 1977 for assault at the San Francisco International Airport. The report also states that the violent incident involved another lesbian activist within the female tennis world, Wimbledon champion Rosie Casals.
The recent campaign fundraiser for perennial Democratic loser Francine Busby involved a number of lesbian couples and was illegally advertised on the website for San Diego's Gay and Lesbian Center as an LGBT event.
When a San Diego sheriff's deputy arrived at the campaign event to respond to a neighbor's noise complaint, the deputy was surrounded by 30+ individuals. A riot resulted when the deputy attempted to arrest Shari Barman, the host of the melee-scarred event. Barman was charged with assaulting the deputy. Another woman was also taken into custody for interfering with the deputy's duties.
As is typical of those within the homosexual political arena when the spotlight is focused on their negative behavior, they play the victim. The partygoers at the campaign event are now claiming the deputy is to blame for the riot.
The big question is this: Will San Diego's lesbian District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis honestly investigate this case and adequately prosecute Shari Barman? Or will one lesbian cover for another?
And will undersheriff Bill Gore, who is counting on political support from the gay political machine for his 2010 campaign for Sheriff, actually do an ethical and honest investigation regarding the reported violent history of lesbian Shari Barman and her new claims of being the victim at the lesbian-packed Democratic Party fundraiser for Francine Busby.
Witnesses: Deputy was 'out of control' in Busby incident
By Tanya Mannes, Union-Tribune Staff Writer
7:45 p.m. June 29, 2009
Candidate to confront deputies over raid (Monday, June 29, 2009)
Hostess at fundraiser for Busby is arrested (Sunday, June 28, 2009)
ENCINITAS – The sheriff's deputy who broke up a fund-raiser for Francine Busby looked “out of control” as he doused guests with pepper spray, pulled out a stun gun, and dropped a 60-year-old woman to the floor, witnesses said.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has launched an internal investigation into the incident Friday night at the home on Rubenstein Avenue in the Cardiff community of Encinitas.
Authorities were called to the home of Shari Barman and Jane Stratton after a neighbor complained about noise, and Barman was arrested in the ensuing altercation with Deputy Marshall Abbott.
“He had a raged look in his eyes and his head was bobbing from side to side,” said Kimberley Beatty, who attended the event. She said she called 911 to report that the officer “appeared to be out of control.”
Beatty spoke Monday afternoon at a news conference along with two other guests at the fund-raiser, Christine Nava and Julie Chippendale.
Chippendale also said that Abbott “looked like he was feeling out of control.”
“His eyes were darting around the room as if we may have guns,” she said. “Guests were yelling, 'What are you doing? Let her go!' ”
Busby, 58, is a Democrat seeking the 50th Congressional District seat in 2010. She said about 30 of her supporters gathered at the home to raise campaign money for next year's race against Congressman Brian Bilbray.
She said she used an amplified microphone from about 8 to 8:30 p.m. to address what she described as 30 or fewer guests; witnesses said an unidentified neighbor interrupted the speech by heckling Busby, calling her a “loser” and obscenities.
Deputy Abbott walked into the house shortly after 9 p.m. and said he was responding to the noise complaint. When Barman refused to provide her date of birth and turned to walk away, Abbott grabbed her arm but guests pulled her away, Sgt. Thomas Yancey of the Encinitas Sheriff's Station said in an earlier statement.
Beatty said Abbott sprayed the guests with pepper spray and “pulled out a Taser shaped like a gun,” then dragged Barman, 60, by one arm and arrested her.
Undersheriff Bill Gore said in a statement Monday that Internal Affairs investigators will interview witnesses and examine evidence to determine what happened at the event.
Beatty, Nava and Chippendale are calling for an independent investigation into whether the incident violated civil rights. They are hoping an outside agency such as the U.S. Attorney or the District Attorney gets involved.
Beatty said: “I have never personally witnessed law enforcement officers behave this brutally and incompetently and with so much disregard for police procedure and people's rights.”
After Abbott called for backup, police cars, a fire truck, a helicopter and a K-9 unit arrived, the women said. Seven guests were arrested for taking photos with a cell phone camera and talking back to an officer; most were released at the scene, they said.
Gore's statement said that only Barman was arrested and that one other person was cited at the scene. A Sheriff's spokeswoman declined to comment further.
Bilbray's chief of staff, Steve Danon, said the congressman would not be commenting on the incident.