Amish-On-Amish Crime

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The supporters of Trayvon Martin are not the only ones in the news seeking justice and revenge for an alleged wrongdoing. Sixteen Amish have been charged with what prosecutors are calling a hate crime in Ohio.

Last year, a church feud prompted some of the Amish in the community to cut the beards of men and the hair of women — an act considered to be the epitome of disrespect. Men are required to let their beards grow after marriage, and women are expected to have long hair.

Four new defendants have been added to the list: Lovina Miller, Kathryn Miller, Emma Miller and Elizabeth Miller. The new charges allege that the defendants concealed and destroyed evidence including a bag of hair and a disposable camera used to take pictures of the victims.

Scissors, battery-powered clippers and horse shears were used in the events.

Sam Mullet Jr., the supposed leader of the hair hackers, says that he is not responsible but that the attacks were carried out in an effort to send a message to rebellious members of the community.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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