Jury out in Amish beard-cutting case
Okay, I read this & I do believe it's a hate crime BUT they don't need to be locked up. They need to do community service. JMO!
Good! I think the old man should get the worst of it, for while not participating, but suggesting and making sure it was carried through.
i live in ohio as well...very familiar with the case
Quoting mostlymaydays:I live in Ohio and have read plenty about this case. There was little doubt this was a crime of religious intimidation and punishment and hate. The victims were trying to leave that particular sect and that guy and his sons ambushed the victims with shears, even photographing the acts. The victims accounts were frightening. It reminded me of an episode of (what was that Michael Landon cowboy series?) where someone cut a Chinese man's ponytail off and the cultural implications were shaming. These Amish men grow their beards after they marry and having them cut must be devastating. These guys believe they were religiously justified to do this. There is no remorse.
its a sign of wisdom amongst members of their community/culture...so yes its a serious matter to them
Quoting sunflowers12:Serious about the facial hair lol!!
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