Texas Governor and Attorney General Call For Immediate Release of Jailed Salon Owner Shelly Luther…

Mrs. Shelly Luther probably did not expect to take this role, but the rebellious Texas salon owner has become the face of resistance to overbearing totalitarian dictates.

Mrs. Luther opened her salon in defiance of the economic shutdown that was causing financial ruin for her and her employees.

As a result Texas Judge Eric Moye sentenced her to a week in jail. Facing massive public outcry and support for Luther the Texas Attorney General and Governor are now asking Dallas County authorities to let her out of jail.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has called for the “immediate release” of a Dallas salon owner who was arrested and sent to jail for opening her business in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home orders.

Paxton said he believes the judge is abusing his authority and that her arrest seems like a “political stunt.” In a full statement, Paxton said:

“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,” said Attorney General Paxton. “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.”

[Governor] Abbott soon released a statement, saying he agrees with Paxton in asking for her release.

“I join the Attorney General in disagreeing with the excessive action by the Dallas Judge, putting Shelley Luther in jail for seven days. As I have made clear through prior pronouncements, jailing Texans for non-compliance with executive orders should always be the last available option. Compliance with executive orders during this pandemic is important to ensure public safety; however, surely there are less restrictive means to achieving that goal than jailing a Texas mother.”

A GoFundMe page that was set up for Luther has, so far, raised just over $280,000. The goal was originally $250,000 but it has since increased to $500,000.  (read more)

*The fund for Shelly Luther is now over $300,000 [See Here]

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474 Responses to Texas Governor and Attorney General Call For Immediate Release of Jailed Salon Owner Shelly Luther…

  1. Ned Crabb says:

    There’s nothing “rebellious” about standing up for your rights.

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    • mike says:

      Black racist judge waved his gun at a white woman on the Dallas Tollway, reported in one of the pundit mags. Google failing me.

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  2. Ronr says:

    Why can’t the Texas Gov move to have Shelley released immediately from a jail that has had coronavirus in order to protect her health. It could be done in a way that doesn’t contradict the judge; i.e., it could be enacted as a delay to her 7 day sentence due to the health risk of being in jail. So, judge ruling stands, Shelley is freed and her health protected, and she can serve the additional sentence at a later date (here is the creative thinking, a much later date, say… around 2075). At any rate, with a later date to finish the sentence, she could use the GoFundMe money to properly fight the fight taking it to whatever level needed. Texas Gov Abbott, release her now, sentence remains to complete on a later day, sentence not vacated, and Shelley can have her health protected and a calming down time for the judge and time for Shelley to get fully armed.
    Surely, mercy and common sense can prevail if at least to protect Shelley’s heath for now.

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  3. Nancy says:

    I guess that CBS headline my husband saw was, to say the least of it, misleading. Shelley Luther is still in jail. the judge is digging in his heels.

    Tomorrow should be interesting, to say the least.

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  4. USA-Patriot says:

    THE New “Luther” Reformation

    Mrs. Luther, Yesterday, you opened your business without our permision.
    Will you tell us now: Do you persist in keeping it opened?
    Or are you prepared to retract these actions?

    I ask pardon if I lack the manners that befit this court.
    I was not brought up in liberal classrooms, but in the open land of Texas.
    I am asked to retract these actions, but they are of different kinds.

    Some, to feed my family and see that my employees can feed theirs;
    If I were to retract these, I should be denying accepted Christian truths!
    “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 2 Thess 3:10

    In others, I disobey an unlawful order,
    And assail men who have afflicted Americans and ruined the bodies and souls of other men.
    If I were to retract those, I should be like a cloak that covers evil!

    Most Serene Governors, Illustrious Mayors, Noble Judge, I am only a woman, and not God.
    But I must defend myself, as did Jesus Christ, when He said, as I say now:
    “If I have done evil, bear witness against me.”

    Mrs Luther, you have not yet answered the question.
    Give us a simple answer: Will you recant, or will you not?

    You ask for a simple answer. Here it is.
    Unless you can convince me by The Constitution
    And not by Ordinances, or Councils rules who have often contradicted each other–
    Unless I am so convinced that I am wrong, I am bound to my beliefs by the Text of the Constitution and its Amendments!

    My conscience is captive to the Law of the Land!
    To go against conscience, is neither right, nor safe!
    Therefore, I cannot and I will not recant!
    Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.

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  5. Texas Supreme Court frees jailed Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther

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