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FBI arrests 7 Amish on hate crimes charges (not satire)
CBS News ^ | November 23, 2011 | CBS News

Posted on 11/23/2011 3:51:21 PM PST by americanophile

MILLERSBURG, Ohio - The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken coop and had sexual relations with married women to "cleanse them," federal authorities said as they charged him and six others with hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks against other Amish.

Authorities raided the group's compound in eastern Ohio on Wednesday morning and arrested seven men, including group leader Sam Mullet and three of his sons.

Several members of the group carried out the attacks in September and October by forcefully cutting the beards and hair of Amish men and women, authorities said. Cutting the hair is a highly offensive act to the Amish, who believe the Bible instructs women to let their hair grow long and men to grow beards and stop shaving once they marry.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: amish; amishgonewild; amishhatecrimes; arrest; hatecrimes
"Hair-cutting attacks" LOL! Just think, if they were Muslims, these would be neck-cutting attacks. We would also be told to respect this as a form of religious expression and cultural diversity.
1 posted on 11/23/2011 3:51:24 PM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Every time I tried to cleanse married women they said no.

Okay, I didn’t ask, but it WAS a great line...


2 posted on 11/23/2011 3:56:28 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: americanophile

The Ohio cops got their rocks off over this arrest, let me tell you for sure.


3 posted on 11/23/2011 3:57:03 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: americanophile

These are crimes, but I really do rebele at people calling them hate crimes. If something is a crime, it stands on it’s own. If a person has broken the law, the charge should suffice. No need to embellish, other than to simply describe what actually took place.


4 posted on 11/23/2011 3:59:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: americanophile

The judiciary along with a power-crazed and greedy govt are completely out of control. Amish people are not the enemy.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 4:08:30 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: DoughtyOne

Agreed

This is just a crime, and should be punished as one.

My question is did these women consentially agree to be cleansed or were they raped, In which case this Mullett should be charged with rape.


6 posted on 11/23/2011 4:12:52 PM PST by Venturer
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To: americanophile

Hmm, sounds like the “victims” were prideful of their beards. Pride goes against Amish beliefs.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 4:18:35 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: americanophile
Amish Law will take care of it, federal agent man.

It is none of your concern.

8 posted on 11/23/2011 4:23:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: americanophile

Oh, come on now. Nowbody keyed in to the lead haircutting attacker’s name? drum roll-

———Sam Mullet


9 posted on 11/23/2011 4:26:08 PM PST by marsh2
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To: Venturer

Thanks Venturer. I agree. And toss the key away if he did some of this.

I do (not) like the way the media loves to punch up the volume when a religion is involved. None the less, the flower power commune days when rapes and other crimes took place, were blissful evidence of how life could be perfect without formal religion being involved.

The media can have a love affair with similar activity, if only the right group(s) is/are perpetrating the crimes.


10 posted on 11/23/2011 4:26:38 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: marsh2

...and his three sons. “The Mullet gang?”

At least they don’t appear to be hairmosexuals.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 4:41:02 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: americanophile

Amish committing hairer attacks.


12 posted on 11/23/2011 4:44:20 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The defendants in court:

From left, Johnny Mullet, Lester Mullet, Daniel Mullet, Levi Miller and Eli Miller wait to make their pleas in Holmes County Municipal Court in Millersburg, Ohio Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. (Mike Schenck,AP Photo/The Daily Record)
13 posted on 11/23/2011 4:50:32 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: marsh2; yefragetuwrabrumuy
> Oh, come on now. Nowbody keyed in to the lead haircutting attacker’s name? drum roll- ———Sam Mullet

Oh, I caught that right away, and went immediately to Google Images to get a bunch of pics of mullet-adorned guys to post as a group photo of the attackers.

Only one problem. After perusing the mullet pics for a few minutes, I had to go be very ill outside by the shed. I just now got back in...

14 posted on 11/23/2011 4:51:48 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Tainan
No, seriously?!?!?

Men are not permitted to wear hats in court, right? So take a look at Lester and Daniel (2nd and 3rd from left).... what the heck kind of a haircut is that?!?!?

15 posted on 11/23/2011 4:54:12 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Tainan

Not very many branches off that family tree is there?


16 posted on 11/23/2011 5:05:11 PM PST by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: dayglored

That “bowl” cut is the way the men wear their hair.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 5:17:39 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: dayglored; mainevet

mebbe they’ll get a religious exemption on those orange jail jumpsuits...too gaudy...


18 posted on 11/23/2011 5:19:00 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: bgill

No, cutting one’s beard, or a woman’s hair is considered shameful.The length is not a matter of pride.
Beard length is a matter determined by local districts though, some groups trim their beards and there is one group in Ross county OHIO that does not wear beards.


19 posted on 11/23/2011 5:20:31 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: americanophile

Oh, I thought this was another flash mob/knockout game thread...

But it’s the real Amish...

The irony.


20 posted on 11/23/2011 5:21:05 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: americanophile

How can it be a hate crime?.. no protected groups involved.


21 posted on 11/23/2011 5:32:12 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Tainan

I hated driving on US 62 from Wilmot to Millersburg. Horse crap on the road everywhere. Der Dutchman in Sugercreek has some fine Amish fare, though.


22 posted on 11/23/2011 5:47:14 PM PST by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: Wiser now
> That “bowl” cut is the way the men wear their hair.

Wow. When I was a teenager in the 60's and starting to grow my hair long, my Dad threatened me with giving me a "bowl cut". He never actually followed through, so I never knew quite what he meant (other than "Cut your hair!"). Now at last I know.

23 posted on 11/23/2011 6:09:25 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Tainan

The one in the middle looks like Eric Idle. To the left of him in the picture looks like David McCallum. But I can’t quite put my finger on the guy on the right who looks like a serious, dramatic actor.


24 posted on 11/23/2011 6:28:04 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Venturer

>My question is did these women consentially agree to be cleansed or were they raped, In which case this Mullett should be charged with rape.<

I don’t think that they can charge them with rape. It sounds as if the state is doing all the charging from the article. Without a complainant (victim) to make a complaint of rape, you have no crime.

That is not to say that the woman was willing, but her religious beliefs may not allow her to formally make a complaint to authorities of rape.

It is a bad situation all the way around.

On a personal note, when I was younger, we would ride our motorcycles through Amish country here. Stop at the farms and buy cheese, milk, bread etc and stop in those area’s in the mountains for lunch enjoying the scenery. These are just down to earth type people. Nice, easy going. Pleasant, friendly people. I never met one who was anything but polite and courteous. It is a shame that such things happen to people like this.


25 posted on 11/23/2011 7:27:10 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: mainevet

26 posted on 11/24/2011 8:57:21 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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