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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick defends jailed salon owner

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick defends jailed salon owner

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the judge who gave a Dallas salon owner a choice between closing her business or spending seven days in jail showed ’no mercy and no compassion’. Patrick tweeted he was willing to pay the salon owner Shelley Luther’s $7,000 fine and be placed under house arrest to serve her sentence. Luther decided to serve time behind bars rather than comply with a shutdown order.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 3 months

Good for her, standing up to tyranny and her willingness to accept the consequences. That actually makes her look good. No one is forcing anyone to enter the salon. Big Brother is just trying to exert control. Given that NY has just announced that people remaining at home are far less likely to get coronavirus than essential workers. IOW, the people out there are doing better than those staying inside. I knew my essential worker magic immunity was working in my favor.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 3 months

He is a tr@tious tyrant who deserves to be tried and H@NG£D for tre@son same with Deblasio. We need to start enacting harsh penalties for goverment officals who go against their oath of office by going against the constitution. We can't be freed from government tyrrany til the goverment fears the wrath of its people.

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 3 months

Justice at last!

Tommy Rotten
Tommy Rotten 3 months

Remove the fines to and let her do her job.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 3 months

Damn that lady has a very strong conviction and a big bad pair of iron nuts

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 3 months

She did nothing wrong, good on the govenor for doing what's right. Lets open Texas back up. Covid be damned we can't let this virus scare us into submission. Some will get sick, very few will die. But most people will be fine. And the absolute majority won't be affected unless we continue these tyranical lock downs. If this continues we'll see a rise in homelessness, suicides, and starvation. Maybe even a second great depression.

Jason 3 months

Judge Dredd, I would think that your argument would be more convincing if you didnt have to insult and belittle the people you are talking about/to. Freedom is what this country was built on. She failed to follow orders that she deemed unconstitutional, and has been tried and sentenced. That it. No need to put people down and call names.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd 3 months

I ask my self what would judge Dredd do? No mercy for law breaking Citizens especially when they spread the virus and don't give 2 shiats. Your financial well being is not more important then protecting the general public. Here's the deal the right hates the government but yet they accepted the stimulas's pretty obvious that the government doesn't want people to loose their financials so they are trying to help with that issue. Can't have it both ways Right wing Loosers. Either hate the government and don't get help or accept that the government isn't as bad as the right make it out to be and get help from them....

Seekster 3 months

Thank you Governor Greg Abbott. Happy to have you as our governor. The salon owner should never have been arrested in the first place but glad she was released quickly.

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 3 months

All the way from California, these horns are for you Shelly! 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

•®0©• 3 months

awesome news, screw that "petty tyrant", this is an encouraging direction of things

Kaysey 3 months

Ever hear the quote that your right to swing your arm ends where my right not to have my nose punched begins? Her refusal to follow health requirements endangers herself, her clients, her staff, their families, and everyone they meet. Irresponsible. Yes, people need money. However, I submit it is a failure of our government to provide for our security during a pandemic. If the country was run well, it would not be $3.8 trillion in debt, it would not trap people needlessly in a cycle of poverty, and when a true crisis arose, it could be there for us. Welfare everyday as we do? Dumb. Money to taxpayers that support the government (and are the fabric of the country) during a crisis so that no one has to chose between their health or income? Yes.

Bugfrt 3 months

Ty fareem

Shalyn 3 months

Free her now! Free us all!! Reopen MN

Tom 3 months

How do you defend something that's unconstitutional

That Guy
That Guy 3 months

I just got an email from Newsvoice that basically confirms that there are way too many libertarians on the platform. They don’t come out and say it, but these folks are a bunch of loudmouths with no respect for our society’s agreements.

Steve 3 months

Yeah, Dan made a mistake on this one. Not something I'd expect from Texas.

michael 3 months

if the lt gov is truly on her side, he can bring this up with the real governer and get her pardoned. anything else is political grandstanding. if you want people to have money through this crisis do what several other civilized countries are doing and guarantee income. take it from the 1% who hold 90% of our wealth but only contribute 35% to the nation's tax income.

.Tet. 3 months

I can't believe how twisted judges have become. Putting you in jail for refusing to apologize for being selfish. The sheer disgust i have for the court right now is really uneasing.

Jim K
Jim K 3 months

I haven't seen anything mentioning what, if any, precautions she is taking to reduce the risk of virus transmission. If she's not doing anything those salons stand a strong chance of spiking infections.

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