Dallas City Councilman Omar Narvaez, who represents District 6, on Wednesday evening, May 6, posted on Facebook the following response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding the letter Paxton sent this morning to Judge Eric Moye, chastising the judge for sentencing salon owner Shelley Luther to seven days in jail for violating Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home orders intended to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Here is Narvaez’s response:
Our indicted Texas Attorney General violated the ex parte communication of the Texas Code of Judicial conduct by communicating directly with the court without consideration to the other litigants.
Where is the indicted Attorney Generals letter to release black and brown minor offenders that were/are sitting in jail now? Where is his letter to release the moms and dads that are sitting on Texas detention centers that were seeking asylum after walking thousands of miles literally because they wanted to have the basics of life to feed their children most of whom were or are seeking asylum which is completely legal.
All I know is that “those people” (which includes me) are always told to fall in line because “we are a nation of laws”. We are told to stand up straighter and not rock the boat. Everyone watches us with a microscope for when we make a sudden move. Black men are literally slain on running trails or arrested trying to get into their own homes. Black and brown trans women are murdered at the highest rate of any other demographic. Where is your outrage indicted Attorney General Paxton?
What makes this one woman different? She has child support, a very nice home, nice cars, beautiful furniture and was the recipient of a fully funded small business loan through the CARE ACT. Good for her for having a successful business. She said she needed to feed her kids, get in line at a grocery give away like tens of thousands have. There is no shame in having to ask for help. Oh, and now she has well over $350K raised in her go fund me account. Her difference is her privilege of being a well to do ultra conservative white woman. If she cared so much about her kids all she had to do was apologize and she’d have been home with those same kids she was so worried about feeding and preparing to open her salon on Friday like all the other folks that all followed the law and were waiting.
There are literally two Hispanic women sitting in Laredo jails for doing nearly the same thing except it was from inside their homes. Where’s the indicted Attorney General’s outrage and letter for them to be released? I’m sure they just wanted to feed their children, too.
The indicted Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton looks incredibly weak trying to throw Judge Moyé, the City of Dallas and all our local law enforcement under the bus for literally enforcing Governor Abbott’s legally binding emergency mandatory orders.
This is a total shame indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton.
WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
Narvaez also noted that 12 Dallas district court judges, including Moye, had sent a letter back to Paxton, letting him know that his attempt to interfere in the matter was not only inappropriate and unethical, but also unwelcome. Here is the text of that letter:
Dear General Paxton:
Your correspondence of date has been received by the Fourteenth Judicial District Court of Texas, sitting in Dallas. Please accept this collective response.
At the outset, we, the twelve Texas Civil District Judges sitting Dallas County are troubled by what appears to be an ex parte communication about a pending case, directed to the Court without consideration of the other litigants. As a current Member of the Bar, you certainly should be aware of the impropriety of this contact, as prohibited by Canon 3(b)(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.
“ … A Judge shall not initiate, permit or consider ex parte communications or other communications made to the judge outside the presence of the parties …”
In this contect, for your to “Urge” a Judge towards a particular substantive outcome in this matter is most inappropriate and unwelcome. Please do not communicate with the Court in this manner further.
Similarly, your comment in the penultimate sentence of your correspondence is also inappropriate. The Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court will ultimately make any determination as to any alleged “abuse of discretion” by this or any other Court. That will ONLY occur after all parties are afforded due process and an opportunity to be heard. It is contrary to the concept of an independent Judiciary and offends the tradition of separation of powers for any member of the Executive Branch of Texas government to interject itself into the proceedings of the Judicial Branch.
We trust that this shall not happen further. For the sake of ALL of the citizens of Texas, please let the Judicial process play out without any further interference.
The letter was signed “sincerely” by: Judges Eric Moye (the judge Paxton decided to try and chastise) of the 14th District Court, Bonnie Goldstein of the 44th District Court, Martin Hoffman of the 68th District Court, Staci Williams of the 101st District Court, Tonya Parker of the 116th District Court, Dale Tillery of the 134th District Court, Aiesha Redmond of the 160th District Court, Maricela Moore of the 162nd District Court, Gena Slaughter of the 191st District Court, Craig Smith of the 192nd District Court, Bridgett Whitmore of the 193rd District Court and Emily Tobolowsky of the 298th District Court.
— Tammye Nash
Thank you for standing up to this attempted miscarriage of justice by the indicted Texas Attorney General. He should be behind bars and not interfeing in a local case.
Very well said it is disgusting to say the least…that when it comes to some ppl think it’s ok to break the law.. That’s WHAT’S wrong with this country n all of the dam evil we see going on….triple standard …….every1 is concerns abt providing for there family ….the hell we see going around this nation is wicked n evil…..and ppl are wondering why these awful things not just in america but the entire world…we have a holy God Watching all kinds of sickness things happening to ppl…..why is there LAWS MADE IF JUST A FEW PPL HAVE TO FOLLOW THEM? THANKS JUDGE MOYE… I DO AGREE A G PAXTON NEED TO BE VOTED THE HELL OUT OF OFFICE……LETS MAKE THAT HAPPEN…
You know damn well if this had been a white judge shutting down a black hairstylist there would shouts of racism and unfairness. The woman broke the law and did not take the offer he made her and is jail. Fair enough. But the absolute hypocrisy in the reaction we see here is just another example of the left’s having no standards except double standards.
Your comment makes is clear you didn’t even read the article
Bam, you nailed it. looks like every black & hispanic person in TX is piling on this woman…
So…are you thinking that this woman that blatantly went against executive orders is to be praised and forgiven? She definitely made money out of it too. Too bad not everyone can do the same. There are choices to make without going against orders. One big choice is to be part of the solution not part of the problem.
Dude the mere fact that the judge offered her amnesty, made your entire argument asinine, and I have heard no one, absolutely NO ONE complain that she was offered amnesty.
Are you saying the judge was racist? Where is this double standard you’re saying?
SHE WAS GOING TO WALK and she refused. And yiu heard the judge, the same one who offered her amnesty that 2 Hispanic women were arrested from their own homes bc they were doing the same thing she was doing, and they weren’t offered amnesty, I’m guessing.
Are you outraged for them? Arrested from their own home, do you care about that? I bet not. Thst is double standards
There a law, break law, go to jail. Pretty simple. All three broke the law all three should rightly be in jail. But guess who got an amnesty offer? The white wkman. Who for the AG intercede did her? The white woman. Who got the Lt gov intercede for her? The white woman. Who got 360k donations in go fund me? The white woman.
So tell me for this to NOT be double standard, what should happen? The woman should get private jail suite? She should be allowed to serve her sentence under house arrest? Democrats should praise her? Democrats should say she did the right thing? She should get another 1M in go fund me? Please educate us regular mortals on how to not have double standards in this situation.
I want to know, on the real
You talk of REAL? Every one of you need a reality check, morons. This woman spoke truth to a narcissistic entitlement totalitarian elitist.
Well, at least he made Prez Oblowme proud.
She could have walked IF she apologized for being “selfish.” I suppose that you would have bent over and taken that deal instead of standing up for what is right?
Mark, I appreciate you keeping it real and making it very easy to dismiss your comments. Fly that racism flag proudly. It’s a really a public service.
Are you kidding me lady?!?! Do you not know about the two Mexican women sitting in jail in Laredo for ATTEMPTING to do the same thing from their home?!?! They didn’t have the privilege of having the option to apologize! Detectives undercover arrested them before it even happened. Here is this white bitch who even called the media and challenged the law publicly, was told to apologize and still refused! How is that not racist. That has white supremacy written all over it. Please stay home and stay safe Karen
White bitch? Anna, you sound like a racist. The problem is the Dems running these cities. I’m in Houston and the dems here know better than to try the crap they’re doing in Dallas and Laredo and you ask a cop, they’re not going to enforce this overstep. Check out what our joke of a County judge (Lina Hidalgo, note that I didn’t call her a brown bitch) tried to do with a snitch line and mandating that you MUST wear a mask when outside. Individuals shut her down based on the law and she tucked her tail and ran.
Those Mexican women bonded out of jail. They weren’t in jail at the time of your post, Anna. And Gov. Abbott’s revision of his Executive Order which takes away the possibility of jail time for violating an order like that was backdated to April 2, which allows for those women and others similarly situated to also benefit from it.
A statement put out by the governor’s office said, in part:
“This order is retroactive to April 2nd, supersedes local orders and if correctly applied should free Shelley Luther. As some county judges advocate for releasing hardened criminals from jail to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is absurd to have these business owners take their place.”
Abbott’s statement also referenced Ana Isabel Castro-Garcia and Brenda Stephanie Mata, two women who were arrested in April for violating a community emergency management plan in Laredo.
Boy, if that isnt the pot calling the kettle black. What planet you living on? Republican here!
Assumptions that’s not the case ,it’s about privilege and color $350,000 in go fund me it take most people yrs to make that when is this country going to be just and stop bigotry and privilege for some and we wonder why this world is being judged by God.
ITs not the LAW-its by royal fiat and violates the Bill if Rights-there is NO place in the constitution that a judge mayor or governor has that right. The is precisely what Hitler did “the Reichstag is burning” its an emergency. Theres is NO science showing this social distancing works actually quite the opposite look at Swe
Royal fiat? By what royal court? Of course you’re speaking in hyperbole. I would also like to know what part of the Bill of Rights this violates?
As for whether social distancing works, notice the downward trend in numbers and rates, all while social distancing measures have been strictly enforced.
You, sir, are not very smart.
As to the value of “social distancing”, note that New York’s Governor Cuomo just announced that he was hugely surprised to see data from his state that almost 70% of recently hospitalized coronavirus patients in New York are people who have followed the precaution of staying home. Sheltering in place across the entire population seems a useless and incredibly destructive policy.
Really? Social distancing works? Sheltering in homes works?Then explain to me why cities like L.A., NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON, AUSTIN AND DALLAS.all those cities with high populations of homeless people; why aren’t the streets just littered with dead bodies? Those people aren’t social distancing. They aren’t Sheltering in any homes, that’s for sure! And yet, no bodies, no sign of body clean ups. Seems your theory just fell apart!
REPLY is to Ms. Munchkin
The social distancing and other measures were nor implemented to prevent, or even reduce deaths. It was done solely to Flatten the Curve so our medical system wasn’t pushed past capacity. All the same measures would have been implemented if the death count was ZERO. So, Ms. Munchkin, try to have a clue as to what you are talking about before you try dismantling other people’s theories.
You shouldn’t post comments that prove you have never read the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
These are clear violations of the 14th Amendment as it pertains to equal treatment under the law.
You just need to stop while you’re behind. The Governor has every right to shut down their own states due to emergency reasons. Maybe you should stop commenting and go back to school.
Uh, no. Governors of most states have violated their own state’s Constitutions. These state constitutions all have similar language that expressly prohibits the legislature from ordering citizens to stay home, and close their businesses. So, a judge, making a ruling on an illegal order, is in itself, an invalid ruling.
Governors executive order is a state law.
Judges, police officers have to follow that law.
Violation of the law is subject to penalties.
The lady could have gone home with a basic apology to the court.
SHE CHOSE to publicize it, tear up paperwork on camera to disrespect the court and as a result was sentence to jail.
Follow the law. Same thing you all tell minorities being beaten for no reason by cops. Comply and there would be no problem lady…
Not if that Executive Order violates the state’s Constitution! Then, it’s an illegal order, and not subject to penalties. The governor is not a Supreme Leader, who can just make up any law he wants.
thumbs up Larry!
Dallas County has released KNOWN felons in an attempt to lesson their exposure to Covid 19. Observing the judicial processes in place that facilitated this business owner to be imprisoned while releasing known felons is bewildering to many Americans. How can we as a free democratic republic observe such practices and not feel persecuted by our own government? When are we to take responsibilities for our own safety? How are citizens to trust their government to serve in their best interest when governors are exercising unrestrained power at the hands of an executive branch? In a time when thousands of felons around this country are being released and endangering our communities, now we have to fear our own government and police agencies; the very entities that are in place to ensure our freedoms, safety, and security. Considering this pandemic at best affects one to two percent of the population at the worst level, how can we justify imprisoning someone who has taken the necessary steps to provide for her family? This has been a wake-up call. There will be further challenges by business owners and workers to overreaching governors around the country. I pray governors in this great country rethink their actions to avoid a constitutional crisis and reestablish common sense to this nation.
Persons released have committed a crime and they still have return to court on a court date. They are on bond. So there is a leash. The Lady, on the other hand, put herself in a category of most criminals thining, ‘I am above the law’. Being arrogant and tearing up citations and trying to make your point to get on T.V. is far beyond what persons released have done. There will always be criminals but when you are supposed to be a person who should know better but acts like a person who ignores the law you are really a dressed-up snake. She had a Go-Fund me account she could have used to feed her kids. What was her point? All of us are dealing with something. She should have used Her common sense. My thoughts.
The black judge wanted a white woman to apologize to him … period
He followed the “rule of law” he gave her an out and she threw it back in his face. Dont be posting fake news.
Redo, that is all that happened. Some people only want to make this about race. It is not the issue. Her issue alone was, ” I am not going to listen to you.” I think later we find a possible connection with the parties involved.
Petition to shut Luther go fund me down.
Just report it for fraud. I did.
That is right let’s totally destroy the woman
She should be shit down, all you white eacist idiots should be shut down by any means necessary and you will be.
You are a facsist idiot. You would have a completely different position on the lockdowns if Obama was President.
You right wingers can not articulate yourselves so instead you seem to always bring Obama into conversations that are irrelevant. Get a brain!
SHUT IT DOWN!!!!
There are people considered “throw away” in translation homes in Dallas. It is not their own falt this disease is ravaging our country.when a positive virus is detected they are left HOMELESS,NOT accepted back to the home. My brother has been hospitalized even though mild symptoms, taking up beds needed because he has NOWHERE to go. His stress level is up because of the concern he will be kicked on the streets. THERE IS A DIRE NEED FOR A PLAN FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE VICTIMS .
He is in Parkland hospital where the director and doctors are doing the most they can .but they are baffled as well. We need help!
Just what is a translation home/
What a waste to politicize this case. Is the point that Paxton was once indicated (in a case long ago dropped) or that other persons also face difficulty and unfairness mean that Moye’s judicial actions were justified? If anyone, including Councilman Narvaez, thinks the Judge’s actions justified then those persons should comment on the facts of the case and the penalty. All of the rest is just grandstanding and pandering to a political constituency and promoting division among the beautiful people across the spectrum of Texans.
As to the actions of the Judge, the broad condemnation across the state and the nation and across the political spectrum (which, full disclosure, I also condemn) would suggest his actions were in fairly significant error and reflective more of personal issues than fair justice. Judges need to dispense justice dispassionately, even if defendants annoy or insult. Failing to so act almost always engenders reversal at higher court levels and public reproach. He should just admit his mistake and move on.
Paxton’s case hasn’t ben dropped. He just keeps employing stall tactics.
What’s wrong with Americans? Judges should change sentences bc of popular opinion??? That’s what you call a justice system?
Exactly, I wonder what she will do with that $350,000 seeing that she already received the funds from the government.
I agree with Narvaez! Thank you for standing up to a wrong. I am not a business owner, but I feel it is an unfair justice to those who already received citations for the virus related violations and the business owners who are following orders to remain closed until allowed to open. Many people, single mothers, business owners, have families to feed too. They sought resources and assistance rather than be defiant and break the order. And to give her half a million in a Go FundMe! Reward her defiance…shame on you people who supported this! That money would be well served to feed many hungry children and pay for employee wages in smaller mom and pop businesses.
I agree with you. She was defiant and arrogant. So I guess she set up the Go-Fund-Me account when ?? The money should be put to use for someone who really needs it, especially since she is able to work now.
Wow. I just looked up ‘Asswipe’ in Websters and, well, thar you are! An incredible resemblance to used Charmin in the bowl.
Exaggerate much?…Well the Govenor is not bound by those guidelines and he said let her tf out…lmao. he basically told Dallas’ 14 Distrct Judges to kiss his Texan ass…good for him….
“he should be behind bars” gtfoh with that bs…
Everyone is now just hating on this woman because she is a white woman and for some reason that makes her more deserving of an unjust sentencing for just trying to work that someone of color. Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, fair, and equally applied, so if he was willing to give her no sentence for an apology then 7 days without one is arrogance and an grossly unfair sentence by the judge. This judge was a jerk that overstepped his authority. A 100 dollar fine and a night in jail for contempt and none of this draws national attention and actually has made this woman a celebrity and helped her come into a financial windfall and quite possibly a lawsuit against the city. I am glad she is a free woman and thank God for the wisdom of the Texas Supreme Court.
I wholly agree that “There are literally two Hispanic women sitting in Laredo jails for doing nearly the same thing except it was from inside their homes” these women should not be where they are either! Why aren’t YOU fighting to get them out? Other than that, what if some judge ordered you to apologize for the selfishness you showed in writing the above letter or face jail time? I suppose you would bend over and take the deal instead of standing up for what is right…
What if every business owner who was shut down by restrictions just decide OH not for me now!! WHY do people people want to make this political! Its a simple matter of RESPECT and why does one business owner think that they are are MORE entitled to operate than other fellow business owners who can not! Since when did rule breakers become heros!! I guess……..I should consider ignoring ALL local health department restrictions on issuing health permits right now to legally allow us to sell boiled crawfish on street corners! Then set up a GO fund (what page) and rake in 500k! Anyone wonder how a 10k goal went to 25k to 50 k to 100 k to 250k then to 500k?!! I had business dealings with Luther in 2018 and a group of us would all LOVE to know a number of things where this cash will go! Surely to her staff and stylist and other troubled salon owners maybe. HOW about a FULL media segment on what those funds will go to!! So far outside of talking about feeding a few kids and making rent……..why did a goal of 10k keep getting pushed to 500k with no listing of what those funds are for ALL to be given to Luther!! BREAK the rules become a hero and get paid greatly! Its not political its amazing!! IF i had a different code of MORALS and ETHICS i might just try it BUT cant stomach the thought nor can many business owners who do NOT think they are more entitled than other fellow business owners to have a blatant disregard for rules we were all to abide by ! I would love for Councilman Omar Narvaez to reach out to me. Amazing what our country will do to IDOLIZE people these days!! Plus get paid with NO strings attached!! WHEN will media start drilling Luther with why so much requested and what will she do with it all! Certainly given it back to others in need one might hope!!
This makes so much sense. I would like to know why the GFM account was opened. I see a lot of misguided persons who are following her and she is reaping all the benefits. She even got a loan from the government for her business. So why was it necessary for her to thumb her nose at the law after it was said we would slowly start opening up.
Thanks for your comment.
To say the least, the salon owner should pay her fines.
Warren, you sound like a bitter, hateful democrat that is miserable seeing the country start back up because you think it will help trump, classic “cut off your nose to spite your face”.
This event was an example of the frustrations felt before all of us. It does not matter what color she is or the judge is. Nor is it important what each of them drive, the house they line in, et al Those of you who choose to make this about class and color are what’s wrong with this country. You are sowing seeds of discord, which is considered sinful in the Bible. We should have compassion for all who are challenged by the Covid-19 effects. Save your outrage for true bigotry like the father and son who killed the black man in Atlanta.
Well said councilman! Let’s not forget how Cruz flew to Dallas to get his hair cut by this person!!! Wrong in all ways
Yes, but did you see the picture of him after the haircut? He got what he deserved.
My salon has been closed and I didn’t receive anything from the SBA. I had to hear on tge news that the funds were GONE and how 150 publicly traded companies got this money that were intended for small businesses. I just received my IRS stimulus check this week. We couldn’t afford to have our shop fined and of course a jail experience what have a different outcome for women of color~ it would be nice if she played it forward and help some of us not so fortunate salon owners that followed the law in these challenging times.
By all means let criminals out of jail for Corona virous and put someone in so they can get Corona. Makes a lot of sense.
She had a choice to apologize. Her mouth was too big
Shauna supports the thought police.
You’re the wrong color. Doesn’t it make sense? White privilege
That’s BS RaChel, stop w/white privilege, it’s not a thing, never was, but is a good way to place blame on others so as to not blame yourself for you not making it in this world. Obama, Oprah, all NBA/NFL players of color, coaches, congresspeople, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc….maybe you see the trend here. If white privilege was the case, then why on God’s green earth do we have anyone of color in any positions of importance at all? Really, white privilege?? That may have worked 50+ years ago, but if you could evolve to the 21st century, you will see that those whom try and succeed have that same privilege (American privilege), but those who blame others for their non-succession fail (and take no fault of their own). Total BS RaChel, so read a different book or listed to a different podcast because you are the one spewing racism at this time moving forward. Times have changed, you need to change too.
As a white Texan and American, I can personally attest to white privilege. It IS a thing, and ALWAYS has been in this country. The fact that you can say it isn’t is just another testament to the fact that it does exist. If you are a poor white person, it may not be as apparent, but you are still always assumed less guilty, less threatening, and less of a burden on society, especially to other white people and, in general, the government, based on the whiteness or white appearance of your skin.
Preach my white brother
Its not a thing, Im a white texan too TexanRob and you sitting here putting a race behind the priveledge that is awarded to the majority of people who carry themselves and put forth the effort to be the recipient to this make believe excuse to try and shift your short comings on to something that you have no control over. Which is complete and utter bullshit. If you act like a thug you generally are treated as such..same goes for being respectful and putting jn the work…and before you say a word about me being unable to attest that there isnt such a thing…I have been on both sides of the equation, I was a thug, disrespectful, lazy, dishonest and all around bum of a guy and it lamded me in prison…bezt tbing that ever happened to me because it made me xhange the wY I presented myself to assure I never saw the i side of a prison cell again and I can say with unequivocal certainty that you are generally treated according to the way you carry yourself…are there unique situations yes but nothing that constitutes a “thing”.. I dont get jobs more than I do get jobs, never talked my way out of ticket, if I got warrants I go to jail,…be decent and decent things happen to you. Accept responsibility for your failures and learm from them. Quit searching for reasons that are much closer than you think. Most people who believe in white priveledge are probably never to blame for much in their own opinions.
I just love it when white people think they know whether or not racism exists. Bahahahahaha!!
I am a white female with blonde hair and green eyes. I live a different life than my black friends in Texas simply because I am white. I interracially date and I can tell you that my black dates are not afforded the same pass as my white dates. They are more likely to be pulled over, routinely. They are less likely to land a good paying job. I was born with a pass that black people don’t get. IT IS REALLY THAT SIMPLE. If Shelly Luther was black, she wouldn’t be walking away with a $500k go fund me account (solely going to her, BTW. It was initially for her legal fees. Bahahahahahahah). But, right wing conservatives would never open their pocket book for a black person asking for their rights. They’d call her a victim, sling their rifle over their back, and find another rally.
Truth Hurts- for you to think there is not such a thing… proves there is! Because you don’t experience it, you can not fathom that it exists. I am Sure your are a Trump loyalist and therefore live in an alternate set of facts. Amazing.
I’m white and will testify under oath that this was White Privilege at its highest.
Does anyone want to try and convince me that Dan Patrick would have donated $7,000 to a GoFundMe account for a black woman with a shop in Sunny South Dallas that went to jail in the same manner?
Tell it! These people that don’t think it has anything to do with race are either kidding themselves or they are plain ignorant. You summed it all up with your last paragraph. Hell no, Patrick would never have come forward on a black person’s behalf, nor would the criminal Patrick.
White privileged didn’t exist. The. Tell me why in Georgia 2 white me. Gunned down a black jogger, claiming he looked like someone who was involved in neighborhood robberies, but the police have not made a single arrest. I wasn’t to hear your explanation of why that would be.
Why would the police not move to haul in for questioning men who shoot another man for no apparent reason. Even if they were justified, the police still need to hear them say it and make that determination for themselves, don’t they??? And maybe they have their hands full….there’s not a single law enforcement or district attorney available to investigate a potential murder on video? Please explain that to me outside of race.
because the dad worked witb local law enforcement and and it was referred to a gdnad jury who wont be back in session until a later date in which they will make the decision to indict these 2. Were you there?did you see it happen not the part everyones seen..(except me actually ) but from what I understamd there was a scuffle off camera before the actual shooting..you werent there amd you dont know what happened.
Billy, there is NEVER reason for a civilian to pack a rifle to question a civilian about what he perceives to be a crime. WE HAVE COPS FOR THAT. He is not a cop. LIFE IN PRISON FOR THEM BOTH.
If you don’t believe that white privilege exists, you have not had to live in fear of being shot in your own home or jogging in your own neighborhood or being strip searched because you look like someone suspicious while minding your own business. Trust and believe white privilege is very much alive and well.
How do you play something forward????
Thank you Councilman. The indicted AG apparently has a selective understanding of the law.
I applaud you Omar Navrvaez for standing up for what is right there should be no exception to who can and can’t do what ever they want or not obeying the law..And to all the Judges in Dallas,Tx I applaud you as well…Ken Paxton you should be ashamed of yourself and you being our Texas Attorney General….
AG Paxton needs to resign for using his platform to chastise Judges Eric Moye knowing that his voice would be hear. That in itself is an abuse of power.
Why apologized to a liberal socialist blab man?
Same reason why apologize putting a loud mouth law breaking sense of white privilege female Behind bars
I keep seeing that she received at PPP loan but people I know that are her personal friend so she did not. Is there anywhere that I can verify that information?
Proper separation of braches… Hmm what a novel concept.
So let me get this straight. She defied orders, ripped up the citations, went on a vacation to Mexico in the middle of March, has received 2 PPP loans and Dan Patrick is paying her fines. I am a small business in the Fesign District that applied on day one for a PPP loan and have received not even a response, have no Gofundme, no rent abatement or other concessions but continued to pay my bills while my business was shuttered for two months and abided by all orders. Since he is being so generous please go ahead and pay my March and April rent on my business. It’s only $5400. A much better deal than paying a defiant rich salon owner’s fines that in fact she deserved. Go ahead and message me back Dan Patrick and I will provide my banking details for your contribution to keep my business IN Business
This country and state need more of THIS! We have allowed our state and country to be taken over and run by corrupt and , in this case, indicted criminals. If more people in positions of leadership such as yours and in judicial positions spoke out against the injustices, then, maybe the publicity and awareness garnered as a result would make the voters aware of these corrupt criminals such as Paxton and they might be voted out. Again, we need more of THIS!! Thank you!
If you think Paxton has any more issues than any of the rest in government and likely less….. I have some pandemic insurance to sell you. They all hitch a ride on rising stars. The judges, council people, politicians of any sort ALL GET PAID while they are shutting down others. They have no problem shutting you down – none of them do.
I don’t know if this applies to this story but it also appears as if grand juries are rubber stamps for the decisions already made by the D. A. s. office. The accused should be afforded a hearing., but now they only hear the prosecution . By the time you wait almost 3 years for that “speedy trial,” the trajectory of your life has made a ‘U-turn.” No one in the D.A,s office feels compelled to even listen to the accused before issuing plea agreements ( the same one every month for just about three years). I am not sure they even knew who she was when she appeared for the pre-trial hearing before the case was dismissed after admonishments by the judge. One more thing, expungement was denied for a year even though she did what she was told to do. She just wanted a trial to, really, exonerate her.
No, he shouldn’t be behind bars. She should be right where she is. She wouldn’t be there if she followed the law. She’s not the only salon that want to open ,but they are following the Gov. ORDERS!!!
Wow you are dumb. A Gov orders do not have the weight of law when it contradicts the US Constitution. Laws are also not bound to a Govs edicts, but are contrived through a thoughtful legislative process. I agree with the salon owner. That a Judge would ask he r bend knee and kiss the ass of big Gov…I would have given big Gov the middle finger too!
Well said councilman Naveraz! I applaud you. There is certainly a double standard here.
Those babies that are sitting in jail/detention centers, all they wanted to do was eat. It would be nice if she donated that 350k to feed the children.
Oh you mean the illegal aliens that broke our laws to come here and take from the legal residents? Those babies? It seems if someone is the right race or skin tone breaking the law is just fine huh?
A liberal socialist democratic black man & a liberal socialist democratic Mexican what a winner!
maybe she didn’t want to depend on the government for help? Maybe she wanted to be self sufficient? I admire her, and BTW it is 1/2 million only because they turned off the fund raising. If you want to help the ladies (who were doing pedicures in their home), do something. Don’t ask someone else to!
If black and brown people didn’t commit crimes, they wouldn’t be in jail. I know plenty of white people who have done time. But they all did crimes. usually, it happens after multiple offenses.
You have your nerves
Well, you just say a trashy comment…Good job!
We’ve always welcomed immigrants how did you get here?
So now it’s about racial and money. Has nothing to do with a virus after all. Thank you for making your stance clear. Even though it’s not very intelligent.
There needs to be an IQ test to hold public office. Everything is identity politics for all groups except the crackers. So much non sequitur so-called logic that it’s scary. China’s collective IQ is rising and ours is obviously in the toilet.
What this woman did may be wrong, but for a judge to demand she virtually “bow down” to him is even more wrong. Does he issue harsher sentences on criminals who come before him because they are repeat offenders (by the fact they are repeat offenders they demonstrate they were not sorry for what they did initially) or because they do not say “I’m sorry” when first appearing before him? I seriously doubt it. I have never hear of a judge issuing this type of demand on a defendant. It really makes one wonder what his motivations were.
If you follow the rules, you won’t have to find out. If she valued her freedom and gave a care about her kids, she would have bit her tongue for them.
She was in the right and she showed that pos judge just how much stroke she has . And rightfully so I read about him he’s a known racist and telling hey to apologize was completely uncalled for!
Race has nothing to do with this issue councilman and you are pathetic to even mention it. To bring up race is just a way to distract from the issue and win votes
Home Depot was extremely busy with people many without masks. People were just shopping and majority weren’t emergencies. So to say it’s ok to go to Home Depot and not a salon isn’t having a rule with public safety in mind. The salon is much smaller and easier to make sure people are keeping distance and wearing masks. It’s also much easier to sanitize. If you’re going to allow one business to remain open and to make an other shut down you Better make sure it’s open for emergency purposes only or it’s not a safety issue
So you’re gonna compare Home Depot where people may need to get supplies to fix home emergencies like possible water leaks, roofing leaks etc to a salon that people go to for their own vanity? Yeah No!!, Definitely could have waited to reopen. I have friends who are Hair Stylists and are unemployed and would love nothing more than to get back to work right now, but they are all following State Orders like responsible adults, she should have waited!!
Agreed, there is no reason for the government, local or federal, to dictate to one establishment that they can’t be open and another can stay open. Judge Eric Moye needs to be the one voted out for making up the law as he goes and his ignorant judgement against this woman. If some of the other people leaving comments on this site want to bow down to the imbeciles that are put in office without question then they should leave America for a dictator ruled country, like China.
This will continue to stay a republic not a socialist country.
I find it interesting that this judge is really strong on civil liberties, but draws the line at civil liberty for a white female. He demanded she belittle herself in front of him. He has succeeded in doing one thing by his actions. He has helped her out financially. A GoFundMe account set up for her now has over $500,000 in contributions. She will be released shortly (unless the judge is vindictive and demands she belittle herself in front of him before he will release her – in which case he should be disbarred) and hopefully will make good use of her windfall. She is 100% correct in saying that feeding her children is the most important thing for her. God bless her for standing up for her rights.
The fact that their defense of their decision is that they have two other women in jail for the same thing … only Hispanic … is Disgusting. They should be ashamed of themselves and I want to know who these women are so that I can donate to their defense fund too.. these judges are disgusting.. jailing innocent people while letting murders walk.. I am sick of Dallas counties brand of justice. Releasing criminals while jailing hairdressers for cutting hair in their own home… seriously demented
Since we eliminated straight ticket voting in Texas, Judge Moyes future is on the line. Its not looking too bright.
Lies … so tell him to sit down… oh sorry forgot he is sitting down!! We just take a little more time to click on the big”D” 👅
An elegant response to a very elementary ask.
Did he really just tell people that if they want to feed their kids, they should go to a food bank? Could he be any more insulting? Where is HE helping the black and brown people he used as a crutch to distract from the fact that he doesn’t have a good point to make? Black and brown people want to feed their kids too. Why does he assume that this is just a desire for white people? That’s disgusting.
Thank you Councilman for boldly telling the truth and standing up for what is right.
Your councilman is an IDIOT!
So is your president 😂😂😂
So proud of you for standing up for what is right. Enough white privilege!!
There is no such thing as white privilege, it’s been made up by losers who can’t do anything by or for themselves and need someone else to wipe their butts for them.
Spoken like a true privileged white boy. Don’t worry, I’m one too. I just acknowledge it instead denying it like you do in a vain attempt to maintain your moral superiority.
So why yawl kill the whole family after u get yo “laid—off papers Yawl people are the only ones crying Open the County… Nawl Make America. Great. again…. 😂😂😂
You’re a bullshit media group with bullshit agendas! You say youncare about the minoritues yet you didn’t even name ornmentiin one group or persons on thus article. You’re so mad that they didnt get any attention yet you failed to give them attention. The only attention this article invested in was rascism and division. Shame on yall. As a Mexican you guys are trash. Only here to spread division and rascism! YOUR ARTICLES ARE TRASH AND SO ARE YOU!
I thank God for you!!🙏🙏🙌
Release Shelley Luther and those you mentioned. (which I didn’t know about, news networks don’t mention) Playing the race card doesn’t work. It proves who the real racist is. I don’t know of any white people that would agree that it’s OK for anyone be done wrong. Maybe we white people see “people” and not (race)! “Americans” and not (color).
So you know who Shelley is but you don’t know the other two, and admit the news networks did not mention them. Aren’t they as important? You think that has nothing to do with race? Why is it that the other two women didn’t get the support , the funding or representation that Shelley did? Hmmmmmm……..
You are wrong! What Moye did was illegal and unconstitutional. Period.
Karen loves using white privilege. Those kids are old enough to take care of themselves. She charges $600/month for booth rental. That gofundme can be reported for fraud. I reported it. Karen thought having its racist friends and ‘proud boys’ standing guard would protect it from being convicted.
The state board haven’t did their damage yet. That dummy can lose its business license with Dallas and license with the state. Karen thought it was privileged to do what it wanted. It hates that a black judge didn’t give it. The crying and hate to that judge are unbelievable on instagram and twitter.
Hmmm.. would that be the same black judge who is now the recipient of a Writ of Habeus Corpus from the Texas Supreme Court? It would be most helpful for you lesser educated “folk” to perhaps learn the system.
Yeah, she’s a criminal.
No privilage, just justice for law breakers. She received what she asked for. Notoriety included. If she did the crime, be quiet and do the time and pay the fine. NUFF SAID!!
Great Idea to leave the case to the judiciary….I see now that the Texas Supreme Court has spoken. Not quite the outcome you expected, eh?
She said that she would go to jail….Taaa Daaa her wish was granted.
And the Texas Supreme court just set her free, good job judge got overturned and set a record.
Licensing should have been sent in and threaten to pulled her license just like they did with TABC and the Katy Trail Ice House when it open for a day — closed the very next day.
I can’t believe some of you morons are taking up for the judge. A bunch of stupid liberals.This stupid county won’t prosecute thugs that steal, but puts a citizen in jail that is standing up to tyranny. Salons are some of the most sanitized and cleanest places. Thank you Governor for doing the right thing. This ass-clown of a judge was an obama product. So that tells it all. Shauna. She shouldn’ t have had to apologize for anything. You liberals ar a bunch of strange folks. Lets b honest, you mad because she is white and the dumbass judge is black.
She said so herself that she received it
TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
I would be talking to an attorney about filing charges in a federal court agains everyone involved and I would sue the shit out of Dallas county.
Judge moye obviously is a moronic cunt. He would rather a family go hungry. Fuck him. Get his dumbass out of office. Fuck judge moye.
u r a Fool and I bet u still waiting on your unemployment ck…. you do the crime u go to jail …. so tell him to go sit down … oh. I forgot he is already . Get yo 👅 out Oranges butt!!!! You’ll never be Presidents!! GB
Wow! I just stumbled across this response. It’s hard to know how to comment on this piece (maybe pile is a more apt description) and most of the comments, except to say to Mr. Narvaez you should not have skipped your Social Studies classes in High School. Also, the judge sent this woman to jail on his own volition. Shelly Luther did not break a Texas law! I will grant you one thing though, you and your ilk have quite a talent to turn any issue, and I mean ANY issue, into something to do with blacks, Hispanics , gays or some other minority. I am so grateful that I don’t live in that 24/7 sick world that you live. You have my prayers and best wishes because you need them.
After reading comments, I could tell without looking race was involved in how people responded. Here we have a judge(black) enforcing the governor’s executive order against a female (white) business owner who violated said order. These are the facts. My questions are: Why isn’t AG showing support for the rule of law? Why isn’t governor publicly supporting the court system? Was the governor executive order meant for some, not all? Enlighten me that this is not about class and racism
The rule of law is illegal and they know it! That’s why so many other cities are not enforcing it with law-enforcement. Los Angeles for example is not enforcing any of this with the police department. None of this has been tested in court. And if you go by the New York case, of a New York nurse, who violated quarantine for Ebola,-All of these, “safer at home” quarantines are flat out unconstitutional- you can Google Tracy HICKS. And read about her case and Ebola exposure- In New Jersey
No, he wanted her to kiss his ass in order to be set free. i
The reason the AG is not supporting this executive order is because it is not “law”. The Texas legislature , or any other state legislature for that matter, has not had vote one on this. When and if they do it will immediately go to the Supreme Court on Constitutionality
You would think liberals would be applauding Shelley Luther for standing up for her freedoms and principles.
Her actions reminded me of a great lady whom we’ve all read about in history books. That lady’s name was Rosa Parks.
Injustice is injustice no matter how you slice it.
Exactly! She didn’t cave in- I can really respect that
Get your facts straight. They also ordered two women in Laredo be released, and stated NO ONE should be confined for trying to feed their children.
Zombies or meteors. I don’t care which , as long as it reduces the population of these idiots . She was only jailed because she wouldn’t bend the knee to the all powerful judge. Too bad he was forced to do the same after he got spanked by those above him.
Why does Obama always have to be brought into things…he has nothing to do with any of this….why dontvu reference Trump
The self entitlement of White privilege is heavy from the salon owner to the very top! Disgusting!
she us out if jail. And, thanks to her, I have a haircut appt w/ my stylust tomorrow. Thank youn Shelley.
The statement “There are literally two Hispanic women sitting in Laredo jails for doing nearly the same thing except it was from inside their homes.” is a flat out blatant LIE. Both women that were arrested in Laredo were released on bond the same day. They also will not face confinement as a punishment due to the executive order signed by Abbott.
GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!
This was a “chicken crap” arrest, and chicken crap waist of time for public safety. As a liberal democrat- I applaud both the Lt Gov and AG for stepping in.
What happens In Laredo has no relevance here on this matter. This council person deliberately made this a “race issue” by dragging in his OWN personal agenda which has NOTHING to do with the facts of the case.
Wanna know why you are “unemployed” right now in Dallas? Broke? Can’t pay bills!? Maybe gonna be evicted? Look no further than this guy and Clay Jenkins- they send you home! Blame them!
She has a right to work. We were THREATENED with arrest for going to a gym! That nearly turned into a media circus and act of civil disobedience. The sheriff got lucky because the gym owner said “I’ll deal with it.”
No, the Lt Gov and AG are RIGHT! Democrats, my party might as well forget November- the destination of our economy will be laid at our feet on this one. This butt clown is a perfect example of “why” we will
I would like to call the city councilman and judges attention to the following, “constitutional“ case. The plaintiff, a nurse assigned to, “Doctors without Borders“ return from Africa and was exposed to Ebola. It was at the same time Dallas had patients here exposed to Ebola.
This nurse left quarantine. She refused to comply with Quarantine orders. The state of New Jersey went after her. She filed suit against the state and health departments for, “violation of constitutional rights“- SHE WON her federal lawsuit! This case alone stands as president to strike down not only Dallas, “quarantines” but all quarantine across the United States. None of these have been tested in court. In fact there are now a few new recent cases were quarantine orders have been in validated
This case alone stands as president to strike down not only Dallas, “quarantines” but all quarantined across the United States. None of these have been tested in court. In fact there are now a few new recent cases where quarantine orders have been invalidated.
Texas AG, probably understood this. So instead of losing the quarantine orders in court- he took a “short cut”-to avoid a very uncomfortable court case decision. A decision would strike down everyone of dialysis quarantine orders, and states shelter in place orders. I encourage you to read about this case. It will be the foundation by which this hair salon stylist Windsor federal lawsuit against the city of Dallas! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna449491
Why is Ken Paxton not in jail? He has been indited for a while now and why hasn’t his trial ever come up? I have never trusted him as he is a white privileged man who ran a scam medical scheme! He should be disbarred and not allowed to run for office! This letter furthers that he only does things for his base to make him look good! He has no outrage for children in cages or the fact that black men are killed while entering their home. He cares about how rich he can become by whatever means possible even including violating the SEC laws of the federal government or running a Ponzi scheme! He has never fully apologized to the citizens of Texas for his misdeeds and it seems he’s going to get away with it. He has no soul as he and the governor care more about profit over people. Let’s make sure to vote him out in 2022!!!
The attacks on Judge May’e are very disturbing. By all accounts, he is a well-educated, honorable, just, and highly respected judge. Our country is still one of laws. Whether we agree with the laws or not does not determine our obligation to comply with those laws. If we do not, there are consequences that we must suffer. In the case in question, the judge evidently went as far as he could by giving the defendant every opportunity to correct her actions, which actions are not only in direct violation of an executive order, but which violation was flagrantly exhibited by tearing up an order publicly. At a minimum, she should have been held in contempt of court.
Now, the people who should be giving the judge accolades including the governor who wrote the order and the attorney general who is supposed to prosecute our laws, are instead attacking him. The governor rewrote the order. The Supreme Court of Texas has released the defendant from jail. Judge May’e is getting threats of physical harm and his very distinguished career is marred at best and destroyed at worst. The defendant has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions and is recognized as a hero. Those who do not agree with the executive order should take it up with the governor, not the judge. I would like to hire her publicist.
As a final note, we do not have any idea how many people the defendant put in jeopardy of being exposed to or catching the virus.
He deserves it
Thank you Dan for a well thought out and calm answer. The judge doesn’t deserve the public disdain from people whose legal knowledge consists of watching reruns of Law and Order and (maybe) once serving on a jury duty. So many people have applauded the hair dresser for taking a stand but the more courageous stand to take here was the one the judge did to uphold state orders. I enjoy my freedom but there’s a reason why the US, home of rebels without a cause and rebels who think they are the only ones to face hardships, is now and for the foreseeable future the epicenter of Covid 19. Me, me, me is the battle cry of the US for years. For many – including this hairdresser – one’s individual rights always hold trump over the public good.
With now over $300,000 in a go fund me, free publicity and a boat load of people lined up to make her business even more successful she should have no issues feeding her kids and making her payroll…Oh and that goofball Dan Patrick paid her fines..Thank Hod she wasn’t a grandmother or he would have let her die in jail..
Don’t forget. She is also paid child support. (So technically this was never about feeding her kids.)
ALL those judges who signed tbe letter. Remember that when it’s time to vote them out of the seat
Conversely, please remember it when you vote to keep them in office. They opted to follow law instead of public sentiment. Good for them.
Abbott and Paxton are correct, the judge over stepped his authority . Educate yourselves people !!!!
Slay Girl Slay!
There is no end to their hypocrisy and I only wish they were on the ballot come November. But we can hand them a setback by taking back the Texas House for Civility. It is within grasp for the first time in ages and I urge everyone to obtain the Blue Flu and request a mail-in ballot.
His honor just wanted her to kiss his ass. She refused, so he locked her up. Fuck him. You Texans should vote that Obama appointed bullshitter out.
I’ll forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a very good read.Many thanks for sharing!
Where are the good people that know their laws and rights? Where are the people that need to stand up against black people being racist? When a white person gets a raciest black no one stands up? The black people would have a major riot if it were backwards? You cant put people in jail without a hearing or a bond to get out? This is no law ! Its house arrest against are rights by power hungry people! Fight get out and protest you people make American and Texas right again! He the judge is a racist FACT!