By now you’re all aware of the atrocity in Dallas County of a salon owner jailed over opening her business to help her employees support themselves. A corrupt judge in Dallas County, made a horrible ruling sentencing a single mother and business owner to 7 days in jail for opening her business.
Luther was also ordered to pay a fine of $3,500 along with $500 per day that her salon is open until Friday, May 8.
After Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called for her “immediate release,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he will be covering a fine owed by Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther, who is currently serving a seven-day jail sentence.
A spokesperson later confirmed Patrick did just that.
“7 days in jail, no bail and a $7K fine is outrageous. No surprise Texans are responding. I’m covering the $7K fine she had to pay and I volunteer to be placed under House Arrest so she can go to work and feed her kids,” Patrick tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier Wednesday, Paxton called for the “immediate release” of Luther as he believed the judge was abusing his authority and that her arrest seemed like a “political stunt.”
“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.”
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