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Texas women busted in undercover
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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/27/2020 6:14:46 PM

Two Texas women were charged last week after an undercover police sting found they were allegedly offering salon services at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Laredo police said they launched investigations into both cases this month after receiving anonymous tips that the women were violating stay-at-home orders. “Both of the violators independently solicited customers via social media,” police said in a statement, the Laredo Morning Times reported. “On both cases, an undercover officer working on the COVID-19 task force enforcement detail made contact with each solicitor to set up an appointment for a cosmetic, beauty service that is prohibited under the emergency ordinance.”

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Why bother to prosecute something like this when illegal aliens are more or less free to scam the system any number of ways?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo 4/27/2020 6:17:57 PM (No. 393636)
What law did they break? The Goobernor and Goobernment have the power to dictate what does and doesn't happen? Oh, I get it now. They violated some kinda license required to do nails. Total Bull.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 4/27/2020 6:21:24 PM (No. 393640)
Texas? I'd expect this in Oregon or PA.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mushroom 4/27/2020 6:28:49 PM (No. 393644)
I about lost it when I read "undercover officer working on the COVID-19 task force enforcement detail". Lordy, whatever will the Texas Monthly say about that? This, this is what happens when hallway monitors graduate.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TulsaTowner 4/27/2020 6:29:13 PM (No. 393645)
Life sentences for both of them!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog 4/27/2020 6:30:43 PM (No. 393647)
I thought big crimes in Laredo would be cattle rustling or horse thievery. Now it's painting someone's fingernails behind closed doors.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Suzi 4/27/2020 6:33:03 PM (No. 393648)
They should take it to the highest court in the land. Don’t back down! Do not comply!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Vesicant 4/27/2020 6:33:12 PM (No. 393649)
So much for one riot, one Ranger. Now we have "task force enforcement detail," which is at least two words too many. "Police Squad" would have done it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bazi 4/27/2020 6:35:10 PM (No. 393652)
Did the women arrested before or after the undercover cops got a beauty treatment?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/27/2020 6:36:45 PM (No. 393656)
Burn Them !!! Burn Them Like Witches !!!!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: seamusm 4/27/2020 6:42:26 PM (No. 393662)
And HOW is this anything but an example of our government's fascism - and in my Texas no less?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: weirdone 4/27/2020 6:44:50 PM (No. 393663)
The Gestapo is alive and well and working in Texas.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: jimincalif 4/27/2020 6:44:58 PM (No. 393664)
Laredo? Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly Sing the dead march as you carry me along Take me to the valley then lay the sod o'er me I'm a young hairdresser and I know I've done wrong
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Miss Ann Thrope 4/27/2020 6:47:30 PM (No. 393665)
It will be interesting to see how their charges will proceed in court. Will they be dismissed? Were any of their customers charged?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: XCenturion 4/27/2020 6:51:15 PM (No. 393667)
This is what happens when millennials become police officers.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951 4/27/2020 7:13:38 PM (No. 393691)
And a murderer who was released has remurdered and a rapist has raped again. What is wrong with this picture? TX gov needs to step in.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Quigley 4/27/2020 7:18:09 PM (No. 393694)
Oh no!!!! Not that !!!!!!!!! Not salon services !!!! Better 10 heroin dealers should go free than two salon service providers escape the arm of the law.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/27/2020 7:22:16 PM (No. 393699)
Oregon isn't that far gone yet #2. Not quite. But this is a ridiculous waste of taxpayer funds on the part of Texas law enforcement. This needs to be remembered when it is time to allocate Fed funds to Texas. In the meantime, why aren't they stomping on Chicago's mayor? I understand she is getting her haircut during this.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ginadee 4/27/2020 7:44:47 PM (No. 393711)
Unfortunately these ladies were breaking the law. Cosmetologists and nail techs are required to operate in a setting where their instruments are sterilized, etc. Beauty salons have state inspectors stop in unannounced to inspect the cleanliness, etc. of the shop and the tools the girls / guys use in their work with the public. Both nail techs and hair stylists must be licensed after several hundred hours of training and be tested in order to obtain their license.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hammondb3 4/27/2020 7:48:04 PM (No. 393714)
Where's Joe Kennedy with a barrel full of scissors when you need him?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: AlpineLace 4/27/2020 7:48:04 PM (No. 393715)
What an incredible waste of resources.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: chumley 4/27/2020 8:01:47 PM (No. 393727)
Every time Texas Law Enforcement asks for money for the next 20 years, this should be brought up. Then the money denied. And the cops doing it should be sent cleaning the real Texas Rangers stables, forever.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Periwinkel 4/27/2020 8:45:23 PM (No. 393753)
I do not understand why the governors are reluctant to open hair and nail salons and barber shops. In any city they are heavily regulated by the health department and are cleaner than most restaurants. Grow up governor, start acting like a man and not a sniveling little pantywaist.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: hershey 4/27/2020 9:03:18 PM (No. 393769)
But it's still ok to terminate babies...insanity...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 4/27/2020 9:23:58 PM (No. 393782)
Their Pursuit of Happiness became Texas' Pursuit of Nappi-ness.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Geoman 4/27/2020 9:55:41 PM (No. 393797)
Why so much ugly bashing of Texas? Absent are the examples of how the model states and their model cities are making all the right moves.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: red1066 4/27/2020 10:22:02 PM (No. 393804)
I'm getting my hair cut this Saturday by someone who has been cutting my hair for almost 40 years. Because of this BS shutdown, I'll have to arrive through a backdoor and park out back, and pay in cash so the computer system he uses doesn't register a sale. Both of us will be wearing masks. He's cutting hair so he can pay the rent on his business. Everyone else who works for him, is on unemployment. All this just to get one's hair cut. Talk about an hysterical over reaction.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 4/27/2020 10:55:00 PM (No. 393829)
Un-freaking real. Cut it OUT!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/27/2020 11:22:52 PM (No. 393851)
When you have to go to someone's home, disguised as a bloke to make an arrest for doing someone's nails, I think that is outside society's concerns. If they felt they had to do something, give them a test for the virus, then move on, and show up dressed a professional, in uniform, and act like a professional.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: chumley 4/27/2020 11:39:56 PM (No. 393864)
I have a similar deal to #26. My barber is giving bootleg haircuts in her house. Cash only, coffee provided. Heavily armed husband watching for communist enforcers.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/28/2020 12:46:32 AM (No. 393882)
Could we see a list of politicians who have had hair cuts, coloring, and nails done in the last six weeks ? If this keeps up, you haven't seen ugly until women need a beauty salon. Pity the fool that lives with them.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: IowaDad 4/28/2020 7:05:31 AM (No. 394007)
San Antonio Police Dress Code: 3. Hair Regulations: a. Hair is worn neatly trimmed. b. Hair is clipped on the sides and back to present an evenly tapered appearance. c. Hair is not overly long or brushed in such a manner that it interferes with the wearing of the prescribed headgear. d. Hair does not touch the shirt collar, except for the close-cut hair on the back of the neck. e. Hair may touch the back of the ear, but not extend over the edge of the ear. f. Hair does not extend below the prescribed headgear "headband" on the forehead.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: zoidberg 4/28/2020 8:36:38 AM (No. 394109)
Get a rope.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird 4/28/2020 11:45:02 AM (No. 394303)
My DH’s barber will come to the house if he is ever ill. She brings sterile scissors, etc. He is going without barbering now. I will soon have to learn to do French braids. Or something.
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