Texas Attorney General Issues Letter Demanding Release of Woman Jailed for Opening Her Salon
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is demanding the “immediate release” of Shelley Luther, the mother who refused to comply with the government edicts and keep her Dallas salon closed.
“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,” Attorney General Paxton said.
“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,” he added.
Big League Politics reported yesterday on how Luther was either forced to apologize for her alleged selfishness or face seven days in jail and harsh fines. She refused to play the sick game of Dallas judge Eric Moye, kept her dignity, and took the jail time rather than grovel beneath the court.
She was intent upon making a heroic stand of civil disobedience to protect her liberty:
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.
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.
Luther’s case has already sparked widespread outrage not just in Texas but all throughout the country as well. A GoFundMe account has been established on her behalf that has almost raised $300,000 to support her patriotic struggle against tyranny.
“We get dozens of emails a day asking us to raise the goal, so the support is there. Just because salons are getting opened in a few days, this fight is long from over. They have awakened a sleeping giant and we need to fight that this may never happen again!” organizer Rick Hire wrote on the GoFundMe page last week.
Luther’s stand is already galvanizing thousands of Americans as they fight to reclaim the lost liberties that have been robbed from them due to the coronavirus shutdown.