Governor softens order over jailed Texas hair salon owner

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday removed jail as a punishment for violating his coronavirus restrictions following outcry by conservatives over a Dallas salon owner who was locked up for refusing to keep her business...

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Texas Supreme Court Orders Release of Hairdresser Jailed for Opening Salon Early

    The Supreme Court of Texas has ordered the release of Dallas salon owner, Shelly Luther, who was jailed for violating executive stay at home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s currently in isolation and protective...

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Revolving Door at Jail- 37 Offenders Booked, Released Multiple Times

    An emergency statewide bail rule reveals a revolving door for dozens of offenders. The rule was implemented in April by the Judicial Council of California to reduce jail populations in an effort to prevent the coronavirus from...

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Arrested 4 Times in 3 Weeks: L.A. Police Blame Zero Bail for Rise in Repeat Offenders

    Eric Medina has been arrested four times on suspicion of grand theft auto in the last three weeks. It began with the theft of a Ford van April 9, authorities said. Within a day, he was back on the streets, helped by...

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Cook County- Inmate Switches Identity With Another Inmate and Is Released

    A Cook County Jail inmate switched identities with another inmate and was wrongfully released while wearing a face mask this past weekend, the Sheriff’s office said. On Saturday, Quintin Henderson, 28, was scheduled to be...

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Misplaced Benevolence- Bail Reform Movement is Putting the Public at Risk

    Two prominent Chicago criminal-justice advocacy groups—The Bail Project and the Chicago Community Bond Fund—work to get criminal defendants out of jail, irrespective of the threats those offenders pose to...

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Maple Grove Man Accused of Killing Wife; Body Hidden in Crawl Space

  A suburban Minneapolis man is accused of killing his wife, whose body was found buried in a crawl space of the couple’s home. Joshua Fury, 28, of Maple Grove was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of his...

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13 Investigates: COVID-19 Connection to 5-Year High Homicide Rate

  Darlene Solis was in her bathroom putting on makeup when police said her ex-boyfriend shot her multiple times in a jealous rage. She never saw it coming. Solis, 33, was found dead Thursday morning on the bathroom floor after her dad...

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Opinion- Pandemic or Not Criminals Must Face Consequences

    Most Democrats still don’t get it. If criminals know there are no real consequences for their actions, they will be more emboldened, and more innocent New Yorkers will suffer. Just last week, several mom and pop businesses on...

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Dallas- While Jail Still Refusing Arrests, Hairdresser Gets 7 Days for Opening Early

    A Texas judge has sentenced a North Texas salon owner to seven days in jail for keeping her business open despite Governor Greg Abbott's executive statewide order to shutter all non-essential businesses during the coronavirus...

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