Breaking: Michigan Hits Back By Suspending 77 Year Old Barber’s License



After a judge declined to force 77 year old Karl Manke to shut down, State regulators on Wednesday suspended his license. Manke’s attorney, Dave Kallman, said of the action, “It’s pure retribution. It’s abuse of power.”

Michigan Attorney General Dana Essell had said she doesn’t plan on arresting Owosso Barber Karl Manke, but she does have a message for him and his supporters. “He’s not a hero to me. He’s not a patriot.” She then goes on to call him “selfish in his behavior.”


SFGate reports state regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a 77-year-old Michigan barber who insisted on cutting hair despite an order to stay closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Karl Manke has pledged to keep his shop open “until Jesus comes.” A judge declined the state’s request to shut down his shop Monday without first holding a hearing. Regulators took a different path by suspending his barber license and his shop license.

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