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Citizens Get Arrested, but What Happens to a Mayor Violating Her Own Stay-At-Home Order?

Mayor Becky Ames of Beaumont, Texas is about to learn this lesson the hard way. We are tired of seeing local government leaders behave like this. They believe that the rules do not apply to them and we hope that Ames is taught a very difficult lesson. Her refusal to follow her own orders to stay at home has landed her in very hot water.

She’s currently being investigated by the district attorney in her county. Beaumont citizens were under orders to stay at home but Ames decided that those orders did not apply to her. Since she wanted to get her nails, she figured that she would flout the rules and nothing would come of it.

Little did she know what would happen next! She was caught and Beaumont residents are absolutely furious. We cannot say that we blame them. Wouldn’t you be mad, too? A mayor is supposed to serve as an example. They are the ones who need to be taking these types of orders seriously.

If they are not willing to do so, what message does that send to the people who are stuck at home? We are sure that they would like to go out and get their nails done. Worst of all, the nail salon in question was not even open at the time. Ames decided to on a power trip. She contacted the owner of Nail Bar and wedged herself into the schedule.

These types of behaviors are completely unacceptable. Becky wanted a fresh manicure and could not complete the process without acetone. Instead of simply waiting her turn like everyone else, she decided to lean on the nail shop owner to assist her. At first, the mayor assumed that a bottle of acetone was going to be left out for a pickup.

When she arrived, the entire station was set up. The rest is history. Once the tweet was posted, Mayor Ames started to feel the wrath of the townspeople. The mayor was wearing her face mask at the time, at least. The biggest mistake that she made was placing her hands in the solution. All it took was one picture to make her look bad.

She probably should have thought about this before she sat down. The photograph was immediately tagged with the governor’s handle and placed on social media for the whole world to see. While she does have some plausible deniability here, she has to realize that the optics are absolutely atrocious. Perception is always reality, especially when we are talking about local politics.

This places Governor Abbott in a difficult position. He’s forced to come down hard on this woman, even if she does have an explanation that is somewhat sensible. Some might be thinking that this is much ado about nothing. Sure, it looks bad but this mayor’s heart was in the right place, wasn’t it?

Unfortunately, she has also placed then nail shop owner’s licensing in serious jeopardy. The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation are investigating the matter. This poor owner was only trying to help the mayor and probably did not feel as if they had any sort of choice in the matter.

Now, their good deed just may lead to some serious punishment. If the prosecutors agree that a violation has taken place here, the nail shop owner could be facing a major fine. Ames has already apologized to the public for this snafu but the horse is already out of the barn. She may not have meant to exercise “personal privilege” but she did and we wish that she would have thought twice about this one.

“I promise there was no malice intended,” she wrote in a statement. “I should never have entered the salon last Tuesday. I did not intend to take personal privilege while asking others to sacrifice and for that I am truly remorseful.”

Ames concluded by asking for forgiveness. “As an elected official I am held to a higher standard, I regret my action that day. I am honestly sorry and I pray that you will forgive me,” she said.

A business owner does not deserve to take the fall for a mayor’s hubris. Becky Ames is asking for forgiveness but the damage has already been done here. No one is going to trust her going forward. Her credibility has been damaged irreparably. Meanwhile, these types of stories are only going to become more and more common while the stay at home orders remain in place in various locations.

At the moment, Texas residents are being asked to sit tight until May 18 at the earliest. Governor Abbott’s plan to reopen the state will unfold over the course of the next few weeks. Texas is in phase one at the moment. Phase two is set to begin on the 18th but it remains to be seen as to whether non essential businesses will open at this time. We are in truly uncharted territory here and we wish Texas residents all of the best as they try to figure things out.

Comments (25)

  1. Let me work on her nails for awhile.

  2. Isn’t that the norm for most politicians. “The law appliess to thee, but not to me”?

    • You betcha! We are peons, chattel, servants and irrelevant. These “leaders” are our lords and masters. What is happening to my country?

    • Why is this Biotch still in office …..? She must be immediately removed, not just for violating her Oath Of Office, but also for violating The United States Constitution, Violating all the resident’s Civil Right, and violating several United States Codes, especially this one ——

      18 U.S. Code § 1951.Interference with commerce by threats or violence – (a)Whoever in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce, by robbery or extortion or attempts or conspires so to do, or commits or threatens physical violence to any person or property in furtherance of a plan or purpose to do anything in violation of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
      (b)As used in this section—
      (1)The term “robbery” means the unlawful taking or obtaining of personal property from the person or in the presence of another, against his will, by means of actual or threatened force, or violence, or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his person or property, or property in his custody or possession, or the person or property of a relative or member of his family or of anyone in his company at the time of the taking or obtaining.
      (2)The term “extortion” means the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.
      (3)The term “commerce” means commerce within the District of Columbia, or any Territory or Possession of the United States; all commerce between any point in a State, Territory, Possession, or the District of Columbia and any point outside thereof; all commerce between points within the same State through any place outside such State; and all other commerce over which the United States has jurisdiction.

      or maybe this one –

      18 U.S. Code § 242.Deprivation of rights under color of law
      U.S. Code

      Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

      or maybe this one –

      42 U.S. Code § 1983.Civil action for deprivation of rights

      Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

    • You are 100% Correct Do as your leaders tell you to do. If you do not like what these democrat Hypocrites say and do,them stop voting for socialist commie democrats.

    • This is exactly how it has been with all these individuals. You never see them wearing a mask, nor do they follow any guide lines. Remember, these people think they are better than all we little peons. They also think they’re the authority. They are not…. According to our Constitution neither herself nor the business owner is in any type of trouble, because, our Constitution does not give anyone the right to dictate what we can & can’t do that isn’t criminal. There have been no executive orders or ordinances passed of any kind. Ordinances, once they are decided on, must be brought before the public & voted by the public. These are all just power happy individuals knowing they will get away with it, because, 95% of people have no clue about these things & never care to find out. This is exactly how Hitler took over Germany. I find it an unbelievable situation that no one even cared to resist these people, until now, after it’s too late. These individuals that enforce their opinions on others by making up documents that were never brought before the public for a vote, can & will be sued for abuse of Civil Liberties. There are a multitude of lawsuits being won against these power happy folks.

      When people never keep themselves informed, they can be abused by anyone.

      The police show up with no mask, no gloves & attempt to arrest people. I personally had an encounter. I walked into a store with no mask & the $7.50 per hour people, all started hollering like uneducated fools & I simply ignored them. One big, bold black girl came over & attempted to talk down to me & I asked her name & she so stupidly gave it to me. I informed her my Attorney would be in touch & I would be filing a lawsuit. I advised each of them the same. The black girl so dedicated to her power happy ego, decided to go a stop further & that’s when I advised her when the police come I’ll have them run a background report on you for unpaid tickets & outstanding warrants. She, literally, ran out of the store. I was laughing so hard, I had difficulty walking. When the police showed up, unmasked, I pleasantly asked him why was he not wearing a mask. He looked down to the floor. I was as nice & pleasant as one could possibly be & then I informed him of the “so called” ordinance that has been spoken about every day by Judge Jenkins & let him I know that I know the rules regarding city ordinances & they must be voted by the public, before they can be initiated into being. That never happened, but, Judge Jenkins, most likely thought we peons wouldn’t know the difference. The police officer apologized to all the people looking & said to them. She is correct. Have a good evening & he left the store. We have to stand up to these people who think they have authority over us. He was a very nice police officer & I support our people in blue. We must have them. I believe this particular individual is a real police officer who helps people in bad situations & one who is dedicated to such.

  3. We forgive you but you must never be allowed to remain in your current position and never be in any leadership position again.

  4. She must be a lefty Demonrat!

  5. I trust very few politicians. This is obviously not one that deserves my trust nor my respect. Vote her out.

  6. Not surprising at all when politicians are not held accountable
    First r anything they do.
    What is surprising is that somehow the most dumb ass people always seem to get into power.

  7. I truly hope all Democrats are keeping tabs here! It seems that Democrats in high places feel that they are above the laws some of which they brought forward! To issue fines and have your citizens arrested for exactly what you are doing in front of the world is more than pathetic and you think an apology is going to return you to your past powerful position leading your city??? If yes than You are dumber than a box of rocks! I beg all of you on the left to wake up and look around at your leaders and insist they put the citizens before them! These DemonRat leaders are playing while we all suffer!

  8. “I LOVE Progressive DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM” Do as I tell you, not as I do!! Wake up AMERICA, the next election is Socialism vs Capitalism/Freedom. Don’t give up your Freedoms for the sake of Democratic Lies and False Promises. Recognize the Hypocrisy of the Media and use Common Sense to run your own Life.

  9. She must be a Demorat, whereas the laws don’t apply to them, only everyone who isn’t a Demorat.

  10. OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. OFF WITH HER OTHER HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Yup. It’s always do as I say, not do what I do, over and over again with Dems. Biden right now, the same thing. We have to get rid of every last one if we are ever hope to have an AMERICA again. That’s all I’ll say right now, but we all know this whole thing has gone to far!

  13. HOW ABOUT A NICE BIG FAT FINE FOR THE “PRINCESS”??

  14. Well THE RULES DON’T APPLY FOR PELOSI OR THE HOUSE!!! WHAT MEDICAL DRS. TOLD THEM NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK??? NAMES PLEASE!! IT’S JUST THAT THE RULES ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE A TRUTHFUL DECENT HONEST PERSOM!!

  15. She’s getting her nails done at a salon – that is supposed to be closed as a “non essential business” . The Chicago mayor got busted getting her hair done at a salon -that was supposed to be closed as a “non-essential business”. deBlasio in New York goes to the gym before he orders them shut down – then get’s caught going all the way across town to Brooklyn with his wife for a walk in the park – when he has banned all “non-essential travel” and has ordered NYC residents to report their neighbors – for “non-essential travel” – stepping out of their homes. Obama – or whoever the hell he really is was caught/videotaped golfing – ALL the golf courses in my area are CLOSED – as “non-essential businesses”. I’m sure much more can be added to this.

    • There is lots more. Don’t forget about Andrew Cuomo’s brother violating the quarantine while sick with Covid. All of these politicians feel like they can make unconstitutional orders and then violate them themselves.

  16. This is actually one of the most ridiculous things that I have seen this whole panic-demic. I have a very radical idea. Lets open up all of the businesses so that people can make their own money and everyone can go get their nails done or whatever else they want to do. This is America! NOT Communist China! Let us as responsible citizens asses the level of personal risk that we want to take. The government does not have the right to tell people what they can and cannot do and then violate their own orders themselves.

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