Obviously the administrator didn't think so, cause my post was removed. :-)
What I was trying to say is: if the press didn't cover these incidents like a lookie loo carnival, there would probably be less incidents...and speculation as to why they occur. They seem to occur in bunches, but then what do I know?
I hope you read this, before it gets pulled. :-O
Evidently this was in the Religion forum for a while or something, since the Religion Moderator cut a swath through and wiped out discussion of Amish sociology along with the "tasteless" comments. It's a shame, since the question of how the Amish are struggling with the modern world is definitely not only relevant to this, but to our own society's struggles.
Many people fail to realize that there are Amish gangs, drug dealers, etc. Today's event is a horrible tragedy that is only one of many sociological struggles the Amish are facing, and only time will tell us whether it is related or not. I hope the mods can understand that not everyone discussing "Amish gangs," or the like, is being facetious. (...'though such discussion might likely be as irrelevant as the knee-jerk comments against Muslims, Catholics, or whatever flavor of the week is being trashed.)