Shelly Luther, owner of Salon Á la Mode in Dallas, Texas, refused to apologize for opening her business during a contempt hearing and was ordered jailed for seven days.
Luther repeatedly stood up to county and state officials, opening her business on a limited-service basis and ultimately being issued a citation for being in defiance of a stay-at-home order.
Judge Eric Moyé, who presides over the 14th Civil District Court located in Dallas County, offered her an out by suggesting she apologize.
Moyé – a Democrat – lectured Luther on how she must understand the error of her ways, stating “you owe an apology to the elected officials who you disrespected by flagrantly ignoring … their orders” and that she must “understand that the proper way in which an ordered society to engage concerns that you might have had is to hire a lawyer and advocate for change an exception or an amendment to laws that you find offensive.”
Shelley Luther was arrested & sentenced to 7 days in jail for reopening her salon in Dallas.
Shelley’s crime was feeding her children & taking care of her hair stylists.
This is what a dictatorship looks like.
Judge Eric Moyé (D) is up for election this November. Vote him out.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 5, 2020
Won’t Back Down
Luther, though, refused to back down yet again and did not apologize, taking exception with Moyé’s assertion that she is acting selfishly.
“I have to disagree with you sir when you that I’m selfish [for re-opening the salon],” Luther charged adding, “because feeding my kids is not selfish.”
“I have hairstylists that are going hungry because they’d rather feed their kids,” she continued. “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.”
Not all heroes wear capes, some wield clippers.
The judge told Shelley Luther she
could avoid jail time if she apologized, admitted she was wrong, and agreed to close her hair salon until it was allowed to open.
— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) May 5, 2020
Civil Disobedience dallas salon owner
Well done, Ms. Luther.
This is a little demonstration of that civil disobedience former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino said would be coming to America if governments continued to trample the rights of citizens to their lives and their pursuit of happiness.
Moyé responded to the Dallas salon owner’s defiance by jailing her for seven days and imposing a fine of $500 for every day the salon remains open.
That total has now reached $3,500.
So the Dallas salon owner who reopened is sentenced to 7 days behind bars. What a crock of crap, especially when actual dirt bags are being released from jail! #reopenAmerica
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 6, 2020
While some states are releasing sex offenders as a means to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Dallas County Judge is making an example out of … a hairdresser?
Meanwhile, the Dallas County District Attorney has said he’ll refuse to prosecute ‘low-level’ crimes like theft and felony drug possession. And the Dallas police department has been releasing actual criminals from jail.
But they’ll aggressively pursue a hairdresser who is trying to save her business. Where is Governor Greg Abbott on this?
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