Whitmer Board Fines Barber $9K ‘for Carrying Comb in Pocket’

Whitmer Board Fines Barber $9K ‘for Carrying Comb in Pocket’

March 30, 2021

A regulatory board appointed by Michigan’s tyrannical Gov. Gretchen Whitmer levied $9,000 in fines against a barber Monday who defied her draconian lockdown orders last spring.

Karl Manke repeatedly refused to close his shop in Owosso and won several court cases against Whitmer and her equally tyrannical Attorney General Dana Nessel for trying to punish him. As Breitbart News notes, they lost so many times, a judge ordered them to stop harassing the 77-year-old.

Now, the Michigan Board of Barber Examiners has slapped Manke with fines totaling $9,000 for — brace yourself — “violations that included carrying a comb in his pocket, accumulating hair and neck guards on the floor at the barbershop, and participating in a May 20 hair cut protest on the Michigan Capitol steps in May.”

“Some things that were seen that were very disturbing to say the least, to put it mildly,” barber board chairman De’Angelo Smith Sr., a Whitmer appointee, said. “The hair, the neck strips, the comb, the clippers — it’s our responsibility to make sure … that we’re putting the public in the most safest place possible as it relates to providing services.”

Yes, a comb and neck guards are clearly threats to the public. What an unconscionable disregard for human life.

The board also disapproved of Manke participating in the protest and being treated as a folk hero for standing up to Whitmer and Nessel.

“They issued the maximum fines out of pettiness and vindictiveness,” said Manke’s attorney, David Kallman. “We’ve won all five cases brought against thus far us by the state, and we’ll be filing an appeal of these fines later on this week.”

“This is an oppressive move on this governor’s part,” Manke told Breitbart News, observing that it “reflects almost a police state.” Indeed it does.

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