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  1. RenegadeEvolution
    RenegadeEvolution February 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    Passing on as I type

  2. ginmar
    ginmar February 9, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    Passing it on. This is horrifying.

  3. Aspasia
    Aspasia February 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    I’m posting this on my blog as well. Thank you for posting this information, Cara.

  4. cindi
    cindi February 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    Disgusting, scumbag criminals that must be caught.
    You can read some inside accounts of this story on my site, from some patrons who were there, and a dancer who works there. Seems the male suspect had a meth problem and was in jail and had early release. He used to DJ at the club. The female suspect is rumored to be someone who applied for a job at the club and was turned down. Also stories flying around that ex-DJ was female suspects pimp and so much more…

    Cindi at

  5. via Feministe « Better burn that dress, sister.

    […] by Caroline on 9 February, 2009 From Cara – Just a few days ago, I put up a post about a woman who was doused with a flammable liquid outside […]

  6. Caroline
    Caroline February 9, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    Thanks for this info, Cara.

  7. Anthony Kennerson
    Anthony Kennerson February 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm |

    With all due respect, Cindi, I don’t believe that this is the time to put out rumors about the motives of those who committed this deed. That can come in another day.

    Right now, the focus should be on getting the maximum support out to the family and friends of the victim.

    I will be posting this to my own blog as well.


  8. Louise
    Louise February 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm |

    Spreading the word… thank you.

  9. K Lewis
    K Lewis February 9, 2009 at 10:21 pm |

    Thanks for the info on My friend. Her daughter Gabby will appreciate the donations. Thanks to all who can help her.

  10. Cassandra D
    Cassandra D February 9, 2009 at 10:46 pm |

    Another fund has been set up at Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, by a lifelong friend of Roberta’s, is the link to the LA Times article proving this information. Thank you all for your support, Roberta has been my cousin’s and sister’s friend and basically a part of our family for a long long time, she will appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. I can’t say much, but she is doing good, she made it through the weekend, thank you all so much for your support, and for not judging her.


  11. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 10, 2009 at 6:28 am |

    I just heard that Roberta was a brazilian immigrant — as a brazilian, I feel extremely sad for that. If it’s true, it means not only she suffered prejudice because she was a stripper, but also because she was latin.

  12. Updates on Burn Victim Roberta Busby : The Curvature

    […] case anyone didn’t see this over at Feministe . . […]

  13. Seal Pup Afraid Of Fish • Delhi Court Rules That Sex Under Promise Of Marriage Is Rape [Leftovers] | StalknBlog

    […] with flammable fluid, and set on fire. Busby is currently in the hospital, in stable condition. If you are interested in donating, Feministe has information on where to send money. • New research suggests that simply providing […]

  14. betty brown
    betty brown February 10, 2009 at 11:08 pm |

    the suspects were arrested monday in north hollywood.

    sorry i don’t know how to make that a link you can just click on – i’m not the most computer literate person.

  15. betty brown
    betty brown February 10, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    oh, well look at that – i didn’t know it would just become a link you could click on.
    anyway, i’m glad these evil people were caught. no word on motive, but they have been booked on attempted murder charges.

  16. A few action items… « random babble…

    […] as Roberta Busby, was set on fire outside of the club where she worked (h/t Renegade Evolution).  Feministe has information on what you can do to help, including links to photos of the suspects of this vile […]

  17. Help out Roberta Busby and family « Natalia Antonova

    […] Help out Roberta Busby and family Jump to Comments Some details here. […]

  18. sanabituranima
    sanabituranima February 11, 2009 at 8:31 am |

    Do they accept donationations in non-US currencies?

  19. Space Kitty
    Space Kitty February 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    Thank you for posting a way we can help. It’s disgusting how much coverage I’ve seen that only refers to Ms. Busby as “a stripper” – as if her job is the only important part about this horrifying attack.

  20. ladyloo
    ladyloo February 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    That’s horrifying. It doesn’t matter if she was a stripper or a doctor, no one should be attacked like that.

  21. concerned citizen
    concerned citizen March 4, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    I tried to get information from the hospital and got none but did get the name of the fund for the children. I wanted to leave a note for the family but could not get anywhere with the hospital staff (very protective). Ms. Busby has a little 4 year old girl (so do we) and since her birthday was on VAlentine’s day i desperately wanted to buy her a gift and drop it off so I left a note for the family asking them to call me and let me know if i could do something for her birthday. after all, the kids are just as traumatized if not more, than their mom. I also enclosed a nice check for the kids. no response and so far, the check has not been cashed.

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