The Michigan State Police (MSP) issued $500 fines for “disorderly” behavior to barbers who participated in Operation Haircut, a rally against arbitrary quarantine edicts issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Demonstrators have arrived at the Capitol for “Operation Haircut.” All individuals engaging in haircuts are being educated on the law. Those who do not comply will be cited for disorderly conduct. All citations will be forwarded to the AG’s Office for review. pic.twitter.com/XVb8VVPYFx
— Michigan State Police (@MichStatePolice) May 20, 2020
One of the barbers targeted by police is Sarah Huff, the 29-year-old owner of the Ardor + Grit salon in Holland, Mich. She received a citation for being a “disorderly person” for cutting hair outside of the Capitol on Wednesday.
She spoke to Big League Politics about the tyranny she endured for being willing to stand for her livelihood at the Capitol.
“When I talked to the cops, I actually asked them specifically if they were okay with doing this, and I had two cops, who were very nice, and they kind of both looked at each other, and then looked at me and said they cannot have an opinion,” Huff said while describing the incident.
“I don’t know. That’s kind of crazy that you can’t have any opinion on liberty,” she added.
Big League Politics reported about a scene in New Jersey yesterday where law enforcement arrested an individual who was leaving a gym operating against Draconian quarantine mandates. It is clear that cops have chosen the side of tyranny as they enforce unconstitutional, immoral, and anti-American edicts nationwide.
Huff is following in the footsteps of heroic barber Karl Manke and opening up her salon without permission from the state.
“My next step is opening up my Salon. I did open up last Friday. I took a couple days to think about what I was going to do and try to rebuild my confidence and get back to work. So I am going to back to work on Friday, and then I will stay open,” she said.
Thus far, Huff has received no flak from the city of Holland or the state of Michigan for opening her salon against Whitmer’s orders. She does anticipate that some sanctions will come eventually, but she is not deterred from making her stand despite the push back against her.
“I would 100 percent do it again,” Huff said.
The disorderly person statute is found in Section 750.167 of the Michigan Penal Code. It is a misdemeanor crime, and Huff could be punished by up to 90 days in jail if she is ultimately convicted.
The statute reads as follows:
(1) A person is a disorderly person if the person is any of the following:
(a) A person of sufficient ability who refuses or neglects to support his or her family.
(b) A common prostitute.
(c) A window peeper.
(d) A person who engages in an illegal occupation or business.
(e) A person who is intoxicated in a public place and who is either endangering directly the safety of another person or of property or is acting in a manner that causes a public disturbance.
(f) A person who is engaged in indecent or obscene conduct in a public place.
(g) A vagrant.
(h) A person found begging in a public place.
(i) A person found loitering in a house of ill fame or prostitution or place where prostitution or lewdness is practiced, encouraged, or allowed.
(j) A person who knowingly loiters in or about a place where an illegal occupation or business is being conducted.
(k) A person who loiters in or about a police station, police headquarters building, county jail, hospital, court building, or other public building or place for the purpose of soliciting employment of legal services or the services of sureties upon criminal recognizances.
(l) A person who is found jostling or roughly crowding people unnecessarily in a public place.
(2) If a person who has been convicted of refusing or neglecting to support his or her family under this section is charged with subsequent violations within a period of 2 years, that person shall be prosecuted as a second offender or third and subsequent offender as provided in section 168, if the family of that person is then receiving public relief or support.
(3) A mother’s breastfeeding of a child or expressing breast milk does not constitute indecent or obscene conduct under subsection (1) regardless of whether or not her areola or nipple is visible during or incidental to the breastfeeding or expressing of breast milk.
Event organizers used Operation Haircut to highlight the extreme hypocrisy of Gov. Whitmer’s edicts, and, with police resources being used to hassle barbers instead of tending to a once-in-a-generation natural disaster just miles away, it was a success in showing just how evil her regime truly is.
“Michigan’s small business owners are patriotic and law abiding citizens, but enough is enough. Our Governor’s actions show every day that this is no longer about the China virus. Her actions show this is now about a progressive radical agenda,” said Marian Sheridan, a co-founder of the Michigan Conservative Coalition, who organized the event.
She added: “Dope shops are open, abortion mills churn on, but barber shops are, somehow, unsafe. Show us that ‘science’ Governor!”
Portland Prosecutor Will Drop Most Criminal Charges Against ANTIFA Rioters
Impunity to commit crimes.
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt confirmed that his office plans to drop criminal charges pending against a majority of the Portland rioters on Tuesday, establishing de facto immunity for ANTIFA militants to commit a wide range of riot crimes in the city.
Leftist rioters charged with interfering with police, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, escape or harassment will not be criminally prosecuted, unless they’re accused of offenses that involve “deliberate” property crimes, theft, or the use of force against another person.
“What we’re doing is recognizing that the right to speak and have your voice heard is extremely important,” said Schmidt at a Tuesday press conference, hailing the leftist street criminals who have terrorized the community and attacked a federal courthouse for weeks on end. “If you’re out there committing violence, you’re damaging property, those cases are going to be prosecuted. If you’re a person who is out there demonstrating and you get caught up in the melee, those are the kinds of cases that we’re talking about.”
The release of charges against anyone not accused of serious property or violent crimes all but ensures that the wide majority of ANTIFA rioters will not be prosecuted. A handful of individuals will be given slaps on the wrist.
Schmidt went on to deliver a stern warning that he would not tolerate any further crimes, but the message is clear. The streets of Portland belong to ANTIFA gangs now, and anyone who dares to interfere will be left to their devices.
Neoliberal Mayor Ted Wheeler finally admitted last week that the mob of rioters are not “peaceful protestors,” a message the Multnomah County Prosecutor appears to deny. Wheeler had previously heartily supported the street criminals as they attacked federal law enforcement in a demonstrably violent fashion for weeks on end.
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