Texas Judge lords it over salon owner – but she won’t budge

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Shelley Luther, a Dallas County salon owner, reopened her salon on April 24th, even though stay-at-home orders were still in place. She justified opening her “non-essential” business because it was essential to her, she needed to feed her family and other stylists at her salon were in the same boat.

Dallas County sent a citation, a cease-and-desist order, and a restraining order demanding that Luther close her shop until the stay-at-home orders were lifted. But she refused to close her salon, so police arrested her and jailed her without bail.

It is hard to believe that such a thing would happen in Texas, but it did.

After her arrest, she appeared in Judge Eric Moye’s court. Moye, a Harvard-trained lawyer, and a Democrat activist, seemed to want to punish Luther and make her grovel for defying the lockdown orders of “elected officials.” Luther stood her ground in the courtroom, indicating that she was willing to pay $7,000 fine and to do the 7 days of jail time, but she would not close her salon, stating that the stylists that work there need to feed their kids, too.

Luther owns the salon, but the other stylists are independent stylists who must earn their living, too. As Luther’s lawyer said, they only get paid when they do haircuts.

After the altercation with Judge Moye in court, Luther’s attorney Warren Norred appeared on Tucker Carlson to discuss what happened to his client, calling Judge Moye a “tiny tyrant” demanding that Luther “apologize” for being selfish and putting her community at risk. The judge gave her the option to avoid jail if she would apologize (grovel) to the elected officials that mandated the lockdown and keep her salon closed until the lockdown is lifted.

Norred laid out the case that Luther was unlawfully jailed: “Though the rule of law is cited by the court, there exists no exception for cities to the general rule that an injunction must be supported by a bond. Without an enforceable injunction, no contempt can be found. Our position is that Ms. Luther has been unlawfully arrested and jailed. I hope to obtain a writ of habeas corpus very soon.”

COVID-19 and jails

By now, it is well known that many states, including Texas, have released thousands of inmates from jail and prison to avoid spreading the coronavirus to prisoners and employees, but Judge Moye thinks that, in the case of Luther and her “defiance,” it is worth the risk.

In a state where over 1300 prisoners and 400 employees have been positive for COVID-19, over a thousand inmates in Dallas County jails have been released into the general population to protect them and slow the spread of the virus in prisons and jails.  But Judge Moye thinks that Luther deserves to be exposed to the virus while actual criminals are allowed to go free.

Luther has support

Many people support Luther’s effort to stay open and are showing it by sending money to a GoFundMe page started by Rick Page.

Over 12,000 people have donated close to $500,000 to Luther in a generous show of support.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton chided Judge Moye for his overbearing ruling  and called for Luther’s immediate release saying:

I find it outrageous and out of touch that during this national pandemic, a judge, in a county that actually released hardened criminals for fear of contracting COVID-19, would jail a mother for operating her hair salon in an attempt to put food on her family’s table. The trial judge did not need to lock up Shelley Luther. His order is a shameful abuse of judicial discretion, which seems like another political stunt in Dallas. He should release Ms. Luther immediately.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott, agreed with Paxton stating:

I join the Attorney General in disagreeing with the excessive action by the Dallas Judge, putting Shelley Luther in jail for seven days. As I have made clear through prior pronouncements, jailing Texans for non-compliance with executive orders should always be the last available option. Compliance with executive orders during this pandemic is important to ensure public safety; however, surely there are less restrictive means to achieving that goal than jailing a Texas mother.

The Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, said he would pay Luther’s fine and go under house arrest so that she could return to her salon.

Luther should have all of our support in her stand against petty dictates and dictators.

Watch video of Judge Moye and Luther:

Update!

Good news in Shelley Luther’s case. After spending two days in jail, Luther was released by order of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Governor Abbott modified his executive order to remove jail time as a punishment for violating them. Abbott explained:

Throwing Texans in jail who have had their businesses shut down through no fault of their own is nonsensical, and I will not allow it to happen.”

The Texas Supreme court then ordered Luther’s release.

Watch Luther thank everyone for their support:

22 Responses

  1. The USA is being dictated by DEM. Governors/Mayors.
    If you are ILL —stay home.
    if you are WELL—go to work.
    Taking swabs of well people is nonsense. They could be ill in 1 hour!!! It’s a waste of money.
    If you have virus take Hydrox/zith/zinc/ c, it works!!!!
    If Fauci and Bill Gates are in cahoots to sell a vaccine—-arrest them.
    We need to work. We will be careful. We will stay home if ILL.
    We are responsible ADULTS.
    THIS LOCKDOWN/SHUTDOWN OF AMERICA IS AGAINST OUR CONSTITUTION!!!

    1. O’ now the Devils protect China openly. They must have had a lot of business with China for sure.
      And the Devils Party wants to have one state party like in China, so it’s easy for the Dems to kill anyone with impunity. No wonder these demons are never afraid of laws of the land.
      This is war. My people are being crucified by the Devils party. Hitler is back. Put your Armor GOD gave at once.
      Have NO FEAR.
      Kyrie Eleison 🙏
      Christie Eleison 🙏

  2. Why was this lady denied bail? What were the legal grounds to arrest her ? The arragant, officious Judge should be dis-barred !!!!!!!

    1. I agree , they put this American Citizen in jail for going against draconian laws put forth by officials that think they are dictators…. We have laws the left love to bend to fit their demonic agenda…Let us let out criminals out of prison because the “CHINESE VIRUS”, let “ILLEGAL ALIENS” , out prison…. Good job judge !!!!! Way to go judge!!!!!!!!! What a joke !!!!!!!!!!!!! “VOTE RED USE YOUR HEAD”

  3. First, we lost integrity! Then w lost truth! Now we have lost common sense! JUDGES (some) have lost their common sense. What next?

    1. Rita, he didn’t lose his common sense, he is an arrogant, obama appointee DICTATOR who needs to be REMOVED!

  4. Look at the source. All democrat governor, democrat mayors. Are the problem. The rest of the country has common sense. Remember this show of force when they come up for re-election, vote them out of office.

  5. This idiot should be in jail for his stupidity. What a disgrace to our society. Maybe he should be returned to Africa!!

    1. No way.
      Africans don’t want him either. The majority of Africans this day knew so much about nwo tactics. They won’t want the black Americans who are still sleeping serving the enemies like this judge that killed the black population through planned parenthood and abortions.

  6. This judge needs to be removed and never allowed to again be a judge, not even a judge in a pie eating contest.

  7. Because she refused to join with the cabal. The cabal doesn’t go by the laws of the land.
    Our Nation given to us by GOD, so our forefathers Concecrated ‘her’ to GOD. So have no FEAR.
    GOD gave us mighty weapons to fight this battle. First we must Repent, then fast and pray vs. this evil force.
    Thé evening that Pre. Trump won the Whitehouse, then the great Pandemonium broke out, countless diabolical forces from Hell begun their marchings (Antifa, Racism of BLM, Feminism, and …. abortions) and so they destroyed our cities and threatened our people.
    Today, they opened their masks. Oooopppsss they’re the Cabal, After, they conquered China they use the poor Chinese against us. Did you see even China insulted and put millions of the poor Muslims in the concentration camp, the cabal stayed mum, and the Muslim world didn’t dare to cough either. Go figure.
    Kyrie Eleison 🙏
    Christie Eleison 🙏

  8. This judge is racist. Racism can occur against whites as well as people of any other color. He should be disbarred for his blatant act of racism.

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