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Oregon Salon Owner: State Sent Child Protective Services After Me Because I Opened My Business

Reported by ROBERT KRAYCHIK | 1

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Lindsey Graham, a salon owner in Salem, Oregon, detailed how state authorities dispatched child protective services (CPS) to her home as part of their response to her ongoing business operations in defiance of Gov. Kate Brown’s (D-OR) statewide “stay-at-home” order.

Graham, owner of Glamour Salon, described “harassment” and “bullying” directed against her by the government on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday in an interview with host Joel Pollak. Graham recalled how an agent from Oregon’s Child Protective Services, a subsidiary of the state’s Department of Human Services (DHS), was sent to her home on the same day as the reopening of her hair salon.

“On May 7th, I got a phone call from my nanny,” said Graham. “As soon as I went to work, a DHS officer came to my home and tried to speak to her, and she said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable answering any questions for you. I think you need to call the homeowner.’ So DHS basically stopped by my house and said they had some claims against me and my family about our home being unfit.”

The same CPS agent returned to Graham’s home the following Monday, and he separated Graham and her husband from their six-year-old son in order to privately interview the child. Graham is also the mother of a three-year-old girl and an eight-week-old son.

Graham stated, “[The CPS agent] came back to my home, and my intention was, ‘Great, let this guy in and let him see what a great, loving, clean, and happy home we have, so he’ll just kind of get out of here.’ … He interviewed myself and my husband in separate rooms. He interviewed my six-year-old son in a separate room, and he searched our home. He made me lift up toilet seats and open our fridge. None of this is warranted. These are all bogus claims. Our home is completely safe and always has been, so this is definitely some kind of vendetta, sending a government agency after my family.”


Graham shared the episode during a press conference held last Friday. While holding back tears, Graham shared, “Child protective services showed up my home. They questioned my husband and I. They questioned my child without me present. They searched our home, and I never expected such a violent, aggressive, vindictive thing could ever have been done to me or my family because I’m trying to learn a living [and] because I’m trying to work.”

“They wouldn’t let me in the room while they questioned my child,” Graham noted of CPS’s private questioning of her six-year-old son. “As far as I’m aware, the case is open, and they are still insisting that they want to talk to my three-year-old daughter privately, as well. So, I don’t know if they’re going to talk to my eight-week-old newborn. We’ll see, but they did check his diaper.”

“This is a false claim that wasted CPS’s valuable time when there are children who are really in need,” determined Graham.

“Everyone’s job is essential, not because of what we do or how we do it, but because it’s the way we make our living,” added Graham. “I’m continually terrified for the surrounding businesses in Marion County that are still deemed non-essential. How many more businesses are going to go bankrupt and have to close because of this order?”


Municipal authorities in Salem have threatened to terminate Graham’s lease, given that her business is located on property leased from the city. Graham also said she was initially threatened with a $70,000 fine and eventually issued a $14,000 for operating a “hazardous facility” for her “employees.” She noted that her salon does not have employees but instead partners with independent contractors who voluntarily choose to work at her business.

“I don’t have employees in my salon, right now,” remarked Graham. “I have independent contractors that are choosing to work, and they are choosing to do their clients’ hair, so they can provide for their families and their children.”

Authorities further threatened to revoke Graham’s and her contractors’ professional licenses for operating in defiance of the governor’s “stay-at-home” decree.

“By revoking our licenses, they saying, ‘If you continue to do hair, we will take your entire livelihood from you for the rest of your life,’” explained Graham.

Breitbart News Sunday broadcasts live on SiriusXM Patriot 125 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

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Two Arizona County Sheriffs Vow to Not Enforce Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order, Say It Would Be a Violation of Their Oath

Reported By Cassandra Fairbanks | Published May 3, 2020 at 7:40pm

Two Arizona county sheriffs are refusing to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order, asserting that it would be a violation of their oath and the Constitution.

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb have both said that they will not make arrests or fine people who do not comply with the order.

“My conscience will not allow me to arrest someone who is trying to make a living,” Schuster told The Arizona Republic. “I don’t believe it is a crime to try and make a living.”

“I don’t think, for the most part, people want to be defying (the order),” the sheriff added. “They’re trying to do what’s best for their families.”

Schuster explained that he feels that enforcing the order is a violation of the Constitution.

“If I were to consider enforcing that, I would be in violation of my oath,” he told the paper. “That is something I cannot do.”

Lamb added that he thinks that people “want to know that we’re going to support their constitutional rights.”

“I felt (Ducey) pushed me into a position where I needed to make our stance clear,” he told the paper.

“The numbers don’t justify the actions anymore. Three hundred deaths is not a significant enough number to continue to ruin the economy,” he also said.

The Arizona stay-at-home orders were implemented last month, but have now been extended through mid-May — though some businesses have been allowed to reopen. Governor Ducey has said that law enforcement should begin handing out Class 1 misdemeanors for those who do not comply, which means a $2,500 fine and up to six months in jail.

There have been 360 deaths in Arizona from the virus as of Sunday.


Don’t Follow Lock-down Orders? Get Your Water, Power SHUT OFF in This City!

Posted By Paul Duke | March 26, 2020

While the threat of COVID-19 remains very real, there are many Americans who have found themselves alarmed by some of the more authoritarian precautions being taken in our land of the free.

Tonight, around our nation, cities and towns will be enforcing mandatory and so-called “voluntary” curfews.  Businesses have been shuttered.  Hell, even some streets have been closed.

On the deeper, dingier parts of the internet there is talk of a “boogaloo” or of martial law coming to our cities.  While this speculation may be nothing more than some mildly annoying sensationalism, in Los Angeles, things certainly seem to be headed in a spooky direction.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti threatened “non-essential” businesses Tuesday that if they do not obey the city’s “stay at home”orderto close during the pandemic crises, he will cut off their water and their electricity.

Speaking at his daily briefing, the mayor described his new enforcement initiative (via KTLA 5):

The mayor went on to announce the “business ambassadors program”— an effort to get nonessential businesses to close.

“This behavior is irresponsible and selfish,” he said of those that remain open.

He said the Department of Water and Power will shut off services for the businesses that don’t comply with the “safer at home” ordinance.

Neighborhood prosecutors will implement safety measures and will contact the businesses before issuing further action, according to Garcetti.

“The easiest way to avoid a visit is to follow the rules,” he said.

The only weapon that the human race has to use against coronavirus is “social distancing”, in which we will work to starve the virus by ending its spread.

Obviously, some locales are taking this more seriously than others.

I know that what I am about to say will not be received by many people. This is just my observation based on years of reporting on politics and politicians. I certainly do not claim to be any form of an expert. I have an opinion based on what I’ve known to be true.

The is an old saying, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” History has proved that saying true countless times. For some people, given absolute power goes to their ego’s and they run wild with their absolute control. It always requires some form of force to make it stop, or to remove them from power.

In recent years as the democrats have moved steadily left toward socialism, their thirst for control has grown too. We’ve seen that most obviously here in California. Our state is firmly in the fist of socialist who continue to pass more and more draconian laws. Taxes increased, freedoms diminished, bureaucracy has grown exponentially and ask any business about regulations and regulators. 

When all the “recommendations” of “social distancing” came out, the felling was one of suggestion, not “martial law” orders. The “Stay at home” “suggestion” seemed reasonable. Made since and most people complied because of the reasonable logic of the “request.

“Suggestion” and “urging” has become “demand or else” orders, including arresting people, and/or slapping them with be fines. That begs some questions;

  • When did any legislature meet to write, and pass laws for any governing authority to force citizens to remain confined to their homes?
  • Then, how is any policing authority going to enforce laws that do not exist?
  • Now that they have us confined in our homes, what is the next draconian step to remove more freedoms?
  • When does it end?

As I am writing this I have the television on and they just played a snip-it of a politician threatening their citizens of severe repercussions if they don’t comply to “orders“. That’s NOT suggestion, plea or desire. That’s tyrannical orders. Yes, I know they are concerned about this virus, yet they never show the same concern over annual flu season that has proven to kill more people. 

Yes, there are many people in our country that rebel against authority. Yes. There are people who will do what they want to do regardless of any appeal. Draconian practices are not the answer. Using fear and intimidation to control the populace has been used by governing authorities for centuries. That’s what makes me suspicious of the Eric Garcetti’s and Gavin Newsome’s, and any other authority that makes demands with threats they cannot back up with law.

I am suspicious of all politicians.  History is on my side.

That’s it. Got it off my chest. I don’t want to add to anyone’s fears.

God Bless.


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