Prison Time – 15 Years for Haircut?!
“It’s a happy day on the outside, but not on the inside. On the inside, a lot of times we’re crying, but we have to keep our spirits up for the children’s sake”, said Martha Mullet.
Her husband, Sam Mullet Sr., is the group’s leader and among nine men already behind bars on “hate crime” convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish.
He was sentenced to 15 years, the longest (prison) term of the 16 defendants.
Seven aren’t yet in prison. (But) come Friday, five of them – 4 women and one more man – from this tight-knit group in rural eastern-Ohio will enter the prison system in various states.
That timing made Tuesday’s event the last big gathering before the five depart, and the participants gave The Associated Press a rare glimpse into their largely insular community”. – Kantele Franko via Associated Press
Members of the Amish leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, in Cleveland. A breakaway religious group spent months planning hair-cutting attacks against followers of their Amish faith, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday, as they laid out their case against 16 people charged with “hate crimes“. Such hair-cuttings are considered deeply offensive in the traditional Amish culture. (Source and photos HERE)
[Another excessive abuse of the "justice" system's sentencing guidelines: read HERE.
Just these examples amply demonstrate that -- we are indeed -- experiencing ORWELLIAN times as set out in George Orwell's novel "1984". ELN Editor]
- Guest post on Amish sentencing: “A Travesty in Cleveland” (sentencing.typepad.com)
- Convicted Amish leader loses bid for release (timesreporter.com)
- “Amish beard-cutting ringleader gets 15 years” (sentencing.typepad.com)