AG Keith Ellison Threatens 'Enslavement' in Court Motion Against Restaurant Owner Larvita

The Minnesota Attorney General's office asked the 2nd Circuit Court to impose further sanctions on Larvita McFarquhar, which included "imprisonment in the county work farm" for up to 6 months. Larvita, a single mother of four and small business owner, made news in November for opening up her restaurant Havens Gardens in defiance of the Governor's illegal executive orders. She was sued by Attorney General Keith Ellison in Ramsey County, despite her restaurant and place of residence being over 100 miles away in southern Minnesota. 

In mid-December, the court ruled in favor of the AG and a subsequent hearing determined that Larvita would be fined $250 a day. However, Larvita refused to follow the Governor's orders, which led to more government bullying. The AG's office filed a Motion for Further Contempt Sanctions that went a step further than the $250 a day fine; they want her imprisoned. 

(See Full Motion here)

Larvita described the move in an emotional Facebook Live video this afternoon claiming the state is trying to "enslave" her. "They want me to stop working at my business, to enslave me, jail me, so I can work for the state" said Larvita. 

Is this America? Our government is drunk with power and trying to crush small businesses, take mothers away from their families and throw them into work farms. This non-sense must STOP NOW!

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  • Ben Korsmo
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  • Kathryn Keller
    commented 2021-01-01 12:18:14 -0600
    Everyone who reads this needs to email and call the judge making these rulings, the governor, the attorney general, their state senator every elected official and tell them they need to stop the harassing small business owners. Larvita , please let us know when your next court hearing is. I am willing to begin organizing a mass protest in front of the courthouse that day. I am not on social media so I can’t follow on Facebook.
  • Scott D.
    followed this page 2021-01-01 09:29:05 -0600
  • Paul Whipple
    commented 2020-12-30 21:47:47 -0600
    Absolutely disgusting and illegal! I stand with and pray for you, Larvita!
  • Vivian Sazama
    commented 2020-12-30 20:48:51 -0600
    Absolutely unconstitutional and criminal. AG Muhammed needs to be deported.
  • John Garceau
    commented 2020-12-30 16:52:42 -0600
    Minnesota political leaders are destroying this state.
  • Jake Duesenberg
    published this page in News 2020-12-30 15:35:44 -0600