For the heinous evil crime of providing high quality haircuts to their loyal customers, 37 men were recently arrested for barbering without first getting State permission:
As many as 14 armed Orange County deputies, including narcotics agents, stormed Strictly Skillz barbershop during business hours on a Saturday in August, handcuffing barbers in front of customers during a busy back-to-school weekend.
It was just one of a series of unprecedented raid-style inspections the Orange County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted with a state regulating agency, targeting several predominantly black- and Hispanic-owned barbershops in the Pine Hills area.
In “sweeps” on Aug. 21 and Sept. 17 targeting at least nine shops, deputies arrested 37 people — the majority charged with “barbering without a license,” a misdemeanor
Thank god the Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors is on the job protecting the public from these brutal evil men.
These men are a total danger to society. They might inadvertently give someone a bad haircut or leave a perm in too long and fry someones hair.
The only way for society to be safe and free is for all barbers to undergo a 27 week intensive State run boot camp in haircutting that includes beatings, hazing, and physical fitness training.
Only then can society be free from the evils of men cutting other mens hair.
When I first read this article, I had to take a Xanax to calm down because I was so furious.
Let us not forget that YOU pay for this. You pay for the police, you pay for the inspectors, you pay for the processing and jailing of the barbers, you pay for the court costs, AND you pay in the form of higher haircut prices because competition is artificially limited by these ridiculous licensing schemes.