AZ Governor wants charges dropped against guy giving free homeless haircuts

You're a special kind of scumbag if you penalize a man giving free haircuts to homeless people in Arizona.

Thankfully the governor of Arizona knows it's stupid to charge the guy with anything, so he's fighting to get the charges dropped.

Give the guy a break. He's doing something no one else wants to do - touch homeless people.

Juan Carlos Montesdeoca is a Tucson cosmetology student who used to be homeless. He organized a Haircuts for the Homeless event along with other classmates in a local park in January, offering barber services and manicures for people who hadn’t had such treatment in years. But an anonymous complaint to state officials for practicing this rogue styling without a license led to an investigation by the State Board of Cosmetology.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the board Wednesday asking them to stop the investigation, calling Montesdeoca’s “an act of charity that we should be celebrating.”

“The fact that one of our own citizens is volunteering his time and talents in an effort to help those who need it, is exactly the kind of citizenship we should be encouraging and celebrating,” Ducey wrote. “But, instead, Mr. Montesdeoca finds the heavy hand of government working against him, trying to end his charitable and caring efforts.”

Montesdeoca has told local news outlets he’s worried about his future, as the Cosmetology Board investigating him is the same one that must approve his license to work in a salon in the future.

“They can suspend – even before I even try to get a license, they can say no. That would be very very unfortunate,” he told a Tucson station.


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