Texas Supreme Court Frees Salon Owner Who Violated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Stay-At-Home Order and Placed Lives in Danger
The Texas Supreme Court freed salon owner Shelley Luther from jail after she who violated Texas Gov.Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home order and a cease-and-desist order (which she publicly tore up on April 26 VIDEO BELOW) from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.
Dallas County State District Judge Eric Moye sentenced Luther to seven days in jail and a fine of $7,000 for civil contempt, but offered to let Luther go free if she closed her salon, but she chose jail instead on May 6, reported KTVT.
The Texas Supreme Court ordered Luther released on May 7. Only hours earlier, Gov. Greg Abbott rewrote his previous coronavirus orders so that no violators — who places people’s lives in danger — would be jailed, notes the Dallas Morning News.
Democratic state lawmakers noted that Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton rushed to free Luther, who is white, while they have been silent about racial and ethnic minorities who are often locked up for extraordinary amounts of time for minor violations.
“Pro-life” figures Mike Huckabee and Charlie Kirk cheered the release of Luther, who knowingly placed innocent lives in danger by refusing to close her salon during the lethal pandemic.