Couple who refused to shut down their hair salon under restrictions slam cops for humiliating them

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 21:21

STOCKTON, Kalifornia (PNN) - December 27, 2020 - A hair salon was raided by terrorist pig thug cops wearing body armor after ignoring unconstitutional restrictions to close down as a result of supposedly rising coronavirus infections in the state.

Armed terrorist pig thug cops from the enforcement division of the Department of Consumer Affairs marched into the Pomp Hair Salon in Stockton, east of San Francisco, on Wednesday.

The seven-year-old salon was in full swing and packed with both customers and stylists as the business blatantly continued to ignore an unlawful order by the State’s fascist Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, which required them to shut down several weeks ago, until at least the first week of January.

Vicki Kirk and Dino Ballin, husband and wife owners, say it was a humiliating experience.

“About five armed state (terrorist pig thug cops) burst into our salon shouting drop everything you’re doing. Stop, you’re being shut down,” said Kirk.

“They burst into our salon and they treated it like a drug raid,” she said. “It was one of the worst days of my life to have that scene happen in our salon when we are only trying to work.”

“If there was any evidence that we should close, we would close, absolutely. There is virtually zero evidence to support the closure of our industry,” Kirk Ballin stated.

“These stylists were promised assistance by the government that they never got. In some cases, some of my stylists downstairs, still to this day, have not gotten any assistance since March, since the closures in March,” he added.

“I just want to earn a living and we all want to do it safely,” Kirk added. “We have strict safety protocols here, and we will continue to do so. We just want to keep our homes. We just want to feed our families.”

After the initial invalid restrictions were imposed in March, the salon eventually reopened after hair stylists begged for work.

The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology says that the violation of the emergency order could result in the salon losing its license.

“The Board strongly encourages licensees, as well as the public, to comply with the applicable Regional Stay-at-Home orders (even though they are not law) to slow the spread of COVID-19,” a statement from the board read; even though it has been shown by empirical evidence that being open for business does not pose a threat to the public.

The owners of Pomp Salon believe they were singled out because they are outspoken.

The pair are of the opinion that they are not spreading the virus and believe businesses that remain open are no more likely to spread the virus.

“There’s these people in authority who are setting these restrictions for our citizens, who are not following it themselves,” said Kirk Ballin.

“We don’t want to be doing this, any of this. We don’t want to be doing this interview today. We just want to open and work. We just want our rights,” he continued.

He has vowed to remain open and keep the salon’s 43 staff employed even if it means losing their State license to operate.

The Department of Consumer Affairs reported how three citations were issued, which will now be sent to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office for further action.

The couple says that they have received support from the community, with several attorneys saying they will represent them for free should they need legal assistance going forward.