In Texas (United States), a
hairdresser was sentenced to seven days in prison on Tuesday for keeping her salon open during the pandemic of
coronavirus. On April 28, a federal court in Dallas ordered Shelley Luther, patron of the “Trendy” show, to comply with the city, county and state rules of containment.
“She continued her operations for seven days until this hearing” and received several clients a day, according to the judgment. She “expressed no remorse or regret,” said the judge, who also fined her 1,000 dollars (925 euros) for each of the seven days of the offense. His lawyer immediately announced his intention to appeal.
“Shameful” Decision for the Attorney General
At the hearing, Shelley Luther, who also distinguished herself in anti-containment protests, told the judge that she needed to “feed her children,” local media reported. “If you think the law is more important than feeding children, make your decision but I will not close my living room,” she said.
Texas Attorney General Republican Ken Paxton on Wednesday ruled it “shameful and out of touch with reality” and called for the release of this “mother who kept her living room open to put food on the table.” family ”. The sentence is “excessive,” added Republican Governor Greg Abbott. He also announced the reopening of hair salons, as well as barbers, manicure salons, tanning booths, parks, beaches and swimming pools, from Friday, a week after the lifting of restrictions on bars and restaurants in his state.