Salon owner in Dallas jailed for violating a decree, not a law

Posted by $ jbrenner 5 months, 2 weeks ago to News
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I would have spit on the court in this case just to make a point.

This judge should have been shown contempt.

The salon owner is being jailed for "selfishness".

What a missed opportunity this was to completely annihilate this judge and all that he embodies. This salon owner was exercising her right to exist, but she didn't have the intellectual arsenal to reject all of the judge's incorrect premises. This could have been the ultimate example of The Virtue of Selfishness. It could have been a Henry Rearden in the kangaroo court moment.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Although I've been aware of this a few days, yesterday I saw the in court video of her pleading for sanity and common sense while the judge sat up there shuffling papers and wouldn't even look at her. He is a contemptuous ass that should be thrown out.
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    • Posted by $ allosaur 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      Saw that last night on Fox News. Libtarded judge was showing disrespect while demanding the respect of a groveling apology.
      Hate that lady is in jail but I'm glad she refused to grovel of that comtemptuous commie cur.
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      • Posted by $ blarman 5 months, 2 weeks ago
        Update: Texas' Lt. Governor offered to take her place and Governor Abbott ordered her released, clarifying that jail sentences were completely uncalled for.
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        • Posted by $ allosaur 5 months, 2 weeks ago
          Coming home to the PC of His Excellency Dino Philosoraptor Allosaurus III Esquire BS, me heard on the radio she HAS BEEN released.
          I cheered inside me car one second later.
          Previously heard today that the bogus case against Flynn has been dropped. That made me dino happy too.
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          • Posted by $ Suzanne43 5 months, 2 weeks ago
            I hope that you had your face mask on because cheering inside your own car without one will get you arrested.
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            • Posted by $ allosaur 5 months, 2 weeks ago
              Me dino takes the mask off inside my car unless it is a very short drive from A to B. My Bama GOP Gov. Kay Ivy is a tad on the nanny state side but at least she's finally opening up the state up Monday as far as hair salons, restaurants and other small businesses are concerned, though still wearing masks and social distancing are encouraged but not enforced.
              I'm in one of several satellite cities around Democrap run Birmingham and I'm not sure what they are doing save for the city council voting 9-to-zero that enforces everyone in public places to wear a mask or pay a $500 fine or go to jail (I forget for how long, maybe a week).
              In today's news a cop body slammed a woman in a Birmingham Walmart who resisted arrest for refusing to wear a mask. Some weed and some other unspecified controlled substance was found on the lady after that.
              Not everyone has to wear a mask at the Hueytown Walmart where I shop once every one or two months about a mile from the Birmingham city limits.
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              • Posted by $ Suzanne43 5 months, 2 weeks ago
                Well, as they say, “Some are more equal than others.” I’m still trying to figure out why I’m NYC a Jewish funeral was against the law but people standing close to each other watching an air show wasn’t.
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        • Posted by $ 5 months, 2 weeks ago
          If she had made a more philoshophically sound rejection of the judge, maybe she could have been invited to move her business to the Gulch.
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          • Posted by $ blarman 5 months, 2 weeks ago
            Agreed. Unfortunately, it takes a rigor of thought which has been systemically repressed in our nation. I do have to give her props for being honest and I think that if given the opportunity, she could develop a very sound philosophical regimen.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      Just to add to my above opinion. I watched an interview with the Texas AG this morning and he thinks this whole thing is absurd. He also wrote a letter (personal, not official - which any citizen can do) to the judge suggesting the ruling is out of line with the spirit of the law, to which the judge replied with an admonition suggesting the AG is somehow obstructing justice - underscoring this judge's incompetence. The AG also pointed out the prisons in that county were ordered to let out felons "for their health safety" and this woman is considered such a risk, she is imprisoned in the same jail the felons were released from. I don't know how true this is, but a witness told the news the judge was overheard saying "if she gets C-19 it would teach her a lesson".

      To be clear according to the AG she is NOT in jail for violating a dubious government edict, she is in jail for "contempt of court", which according to the videos I've seen and all I've read about her attitude in court, she never committed an act that can be interpreted as "contempt" other than pleading her case and not committing an act of fealty to his royal eminence (she didn't properly genuflect and kiss his ass and say she was sorry when he wanted her to).

      This entire scenario turns my stomach and looks like just another nail pounded into the coffin of our dying Republic. Consider: 1) A government bureaucrat (elected or otherwise) can issue a clearly unconstitutional edict NOT passed by ANY legislature. 2) Law enforcement is brought into play to enforce the edict and arrest any citizen in violation. 3) When the citizen is in court, since no actual law has been broken the court plays the "contempt" card and jails the citizen. This step is very important because this type of governance must avoid any constitutional court battles questioning its edicts - slap the citizen by some other means before it gets that far.

      The judge, by example, is illustrating how a statist scenario can be pulled off in a supposedly free country. The government reaction to this C-19 crisis is providing thousands of such examples.

      As you observe, jbrenner, too bad she couldn't have pulled off a Hank Rearden or Howard Roark court scene. This judge as a personal vendetta probably would have her in solitary confinement after something like that.
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      • Posted by $ 5 months, 2 weeks ago
        On what page of Atlas Shrugged are we now?
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        • Posted by mccannon01 5 months, 2 weeks ago
          Good question. Let's see...

          The airlines are in a shambles.
          The railroads are still running - passenger barely - freight is doing well, for now.
          The economy hasn't completely collapsed, yet, in spite of failing small businesses and rising unemployment.
          Government edicts are at an all time high permeating every facet of our lives.
          Winners and losers are decided by political "pull" rather than what's left of the free market.
          Medical facilities, including some hospitals, are failing because non C-19 ailments are not being addressed (by edict, of course).
          Oddly, fuel prices are down. I suspect THAT won't last.

          I'm sure much more could be added to this list.

          To be honest, I can't pinpoint a particular page. We are on many pages in parallel. Will reopening plans turn back or get us off a few pages? Getting a fire back under the economy may happen, but I'm not so sure about government giving up it's new found power. It may opt to not play that card when this crisis passes, but it will always keep the card up it's sleeve for the next game.
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        • Posted by freedomforall 5 months, 2 weeks ago
          The tinpot dictator chapter.
          I guess that would be just about the time when Eddie talked to the bum on Sept 2.
          This kind of corrupt rubbish has been going on since humans became sentient, and occurs every time people are trusted with power over others.
          The judge is another racist. I have been before a similar judge who wasn't interested in facts, only that I was white and the judge and the other party were black.
          I have no use for racial bias in any judge. I think a computer search of cases and decisions would be revealing of racial and/or gender bias in many judges at multiple levels including the Supreme Court.
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          • Posted by mccannon01 5 months, 2 weeks ago
            "The judge is another racist." I was thinking the same thing. I'm also thinking he is an "affirmative action" judge where judicial competence is less relevant than having the "right" people on the bench, like a Supreme Court judge. I kept these thoughts to myself initially because a left wing statist of any color would do the same as he did, but now that the subject is out it could very well be an additional factor.
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    • Posted by $ 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      I have always had contempt for lawyer locusts (except patent attorneys) and for judges. This just adds to it. Has anyone heard from Judge Narragansett lately?
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  • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    I just read this afteroon that the governor is willing to pay her fine and serve in her place. The mayor is adjusting local ordinance to ensure this doesn't happen again.

    The judge need be removed from the bench, horsewhipped, tarred and feathered.

    The Bill of Rights ensures nothing like this should happen in the US. How far we've fallen.
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  • Posted by term2 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    That judge is toast. He will never get elected to be judge again, at least if I had anything to do with it. Maybe he should be subjected to the coronavirus and see if he lives.
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  • Posted by rtpetrick 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    The district judges in Texas are chosen in partisan elections.
    The judge in the Luther Salon case is Eric Moye’.
    He is black, a Democrat, and is running against a Republican for the 14th district on Nov. 3, 2020 as the incumbent.
    He is perceived to be a hyper-partisan Democrat who routinely discriminates against those he deems to be “conservative leaning”.
    He was educated at Harvard and has been the 14th district judge since 2008 (the Obama Regime years).
    He may not have been appointed be Obama, but here surely would have met Obama’s criteria for a judgeship appointment.
    His decision in the Luther case has been strongly criticized by the Texas Attorney General, the Lt. Governor, and the Governor.
    Just one more over-educated, racist, Democrat stooge.
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