Skip to comments.Amish Sect Leader Sentenced to 15 Years in Hair-Cutting Attacks
Posted on 02/08/2013 6:02:48 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
The leader of a dissident Amish sect was sentenced on Friday to 15 years in prison for a series of bizarre beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Ohio Amish that drew national attention.
Samuel Mullet Sr., 67, the leader, was sentenced in Federal District Court in Cleveland for coordinating assaults that prosecutors argued were motivated by religious intolerance. Fifteen of his followers, including six women, were given lesser sentences, ranging from one year and one day to seven years.
The breakaway Amish were convicted last year of multiple counts of conspiracy and hate crimes, which carry harsher punishment than simple assault. . .
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Damn it, there really are rogue Amish running around committing heinous crimes.
“Lemme guess... the perp was Amish?”
The law,sir, is an ass.
Ridiculous excess of government police powers.So what murderers will be paroled to make room for these Amish convicted of such a barberous crime?
“barberous” - Ahhh-HaHaHaHa snicker snicker guffaw
Well, well..., hope Mullet was giving mullets....
If we can save only one beard, we must ban assault scissors.
[Ridiculous excess of government police powers.]
The federal prosecutors asked the judge to give Samuel Mullet a life sentence. Fifteen years may as well be life because the Bureau of Prisons doesn’t parole—15 years means 15 years.
>> of such a barberous crime?
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Fifteen years? Absurd. You don’t get that in New York if you’re convicted of a series of rapes.