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Judge and Sheriff Refuse to Shut down Michigan Barber Shop Violating Stay-home Order


May 11, 2020, 5:49 PM


Karl Manke

The power of a barber in Shiawassee County.

Shiawassee Circuit Judge Matthew Stewart on Monday evening rejected a request by Attorney General Dana Nessel that he shut down the Owosso barbershop of Karl Manke, 77, who violates the governor's stay-home order, The Detroit News reports. 

Nessel made her request Monday morning under a similar public health order issued Friday by Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon.

Shiawassee Sheriff Brian Begole, like some other Michigan sheriffs, has made it clear he is not going to use resources to enforce the stay-home order.

The battle in Owosso, which has about 15,000 people and is 25 miles est of Flint, not be over. 

"We are reviewing potential enforcement action that could be imposed through various state and local agencies, and remind officials at all levels that a successful Covid-19 response requires we all do our part and work together toward the common goal of protecting human life," Nessel spokesman Ryan Jarvi said.


Read more:  The Detroit News


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