Salon owner gets 7 days in jail for violating lockdown orders: "Feeding my kids is not selfish"
BREAKING: Today, 5/6, at 10 AM there is a rally at the Dallas County Courthouse (600 Commerce Street) to #FreeShelley and demand the governor pardon her immediately. Groups from all over Texas are participating, and Mark Meckler was there too!
The owner of a hair salon in Dallas will be spending seven days in jail after violating the city's order that her business remain closed.
Shelley Luther gained national attention last month by opening her salon in spite of the lockdown. She and her employees followed social distancing guidelines, and she maintained that she needed to open to feed her kids and keep her employees off the streets.
The city didn't care. Officials issued cease and desist orders and fines, and have now sentenced Luther to jail.
At the hearing, Luther was given a choice: apologize for her "selfishness," pay a fine, and shut down until Friday -- or go to jail.
Luther chose to go to jail and told the judge what she thought of his accusations:
"I have to disagree with you, sir, when you say that I'm selfish because feeding my kids is not selfish," she told the judge. "I have hairstylists that are going hungry because they would rather feed their kids. So sir, if you think the law is more important than kids getting fed, then please go ahead with your decision. But I am not going to shut the salon."
Re-open movements are gaining steam in all 50 states as governors and city officials ignore the data and insist that their jurisdictions remain closed. Meanwhile, business owners like Luther and their employees are struggling to put food on the table, despite the trillions of dollars being spent by Washington.
There's only one sustainable solution -- allow We the People to go back to work and get our economy moving again.
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