Michigan Restaurant Owner Jailed for Refusing to Shut Down Her Business

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Holland, Michigan: The owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria, Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, was arrested Friday for allegedly violating the state’s public health orders and a court-ordered temporary restraining order.

Pavlos-Hackney appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last week before her arrest and said that Michigan’s governor and attorney general were trying to imprison her for keeping her bistro open. She further explained that Americans and business owners need to stand up against unlawful authority because the US is beginning to resemble her native country of Poland when it was ruled by communists. Carlson reported that Pavlos-Hackney was arrested and put into ankle shackles and wrist cuffs and will be in jail for 93 days unless she pays a $35,000 fine. Her restaurant is also closed until the Michigan Board of Health allows it to be reopened. Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina claimed that Pavlos-Hackney put the community at risk due to the pandemic. However, there is zero scientific evidence that Pavlos-Hackney contributed to the spread of Covid-19. Pavlos-Hackney is accused of operating her business without a license, since the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development suspended her food-establishment license on January 20. Throughout the period of lockdown, more than 40 Michigan liquor licenses have been suspended due to alleged failure to comply with the state’s health orders. -GEG

A Michigan restaurant owner has been arrested Friday for allegedly violating the state’s public health orders, in addition to a court-ordered temporary restraining order, amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials report.

The office of Michigan Attorney Dana Nessel announced that Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, the owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, was arrested without incident following a traffic stop on Friday morning in Ottawa County. Officials say Pavlos-Hackney was taken into Michigan State Police custody on an outstanding Ingham County civil warrant for contempt of court, which was issued due to her alleged failure to comply in a civil case filed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Holland restaurant owner is accused of operating her business without a license, since MDARD suspended Pavlos-Hackney’s food establishment license on Jan. 20, officials said. Operating without a license violates the Michigan Food Law.

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8 months ago

That broad who is gov. needs to be taken under control / removed by any means required.

8 months ago

Someone needs to file a writ of habeas corpus on her behalf since she is being unjustly held in jail.