Dallas Salon Owner Gets Week Behind Bars for Opening Her Business Against Government Orders
Shelley Luther, a salon owner in Dallas, Tex., has been sentenced to seven days behind bars after refusing to comply with government orders to shut down her supposedly non-essential business.
North Dallas Salon Owner Owner Shelley Luther just sentenced to 7 days in jail by a judge for opening her business according to @CBS11Andrea Lucia The salon owner was served with a temporary restraining order to close last week which she vowed to ignore pic.twitter.com/akiZrUKCZz
— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) May 5, 2020
A Dallas County judge reportedly gave an ultimatum to Luther that she must issue a public apology and accept fault in order to avoid jail time. However, the Salon a la Mode owner refused to demean herself beneath the robed lawyer and stood by her principled decision regardless of the consequences.
Luther stood up for herself in the court of law against the judge who claimed she was selfish for wanting to provide for her family.
“I have to disagree with you, sir, when you say that I’m selfish because feeding my kids is not selfish. 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,” Luther said.
In addition to the jail sentence, she will be forced to pay a $7,000 fine as well. The state desperately wants to make an example of Luther as what will happen when a peasant steps out of line during the coronavirus lockdown.
Big League Politics has reported on Luther’s heroic stance against arbitrary orders shuttering her business:
A Dallas salon owner went viral on April 25, 2020 when she decided to shred a citation during a rally protesting Texas’s shutdown order.
Shelley Luther originally made headlines by opening her salon on April 24 despite the state is being subject to a lockdown order until April 30.
Luther received a citation from Dallas on April 24. At the Open Texas rally at Frisco City Hall this past weekend, the crowd went wild as she tore up her citation.
“I’m not anyone special,” Luther said, according to WFAA.
“I just know that I have rights. You have rights to feed your children and make income and anyone that wants to take away those rights is wrong.”
The citation letter described Luther’s decision to open as “a violation of this order during a pandemic may be punished criminally as a misdemeanor or enforced by civil action pursuant to the order.”
Kristi Parker, a hair stylist at Luther’s Salon A la Mode, declared that the Texas State government was infringing on their right to make a living.
“Have you ever heard of the right of assemble? The right to work? The right to pursue happiness?” Parker said on April 24 when the salon reopened that day, according to KDFW.
Civil disobedience may be the only way for Americans to ever get their liberties back now that mass hysteria has taken hold across the nation.