Thursday, February 14, 2013

Amish Beard-Cutters Sentenced

Amish bishop Samuel Mullet and fifteen of his followers were sentenced last Friday for their hair- and beard-cutting hate crimes against perceived enemies of their breakaway sect.  Mullet received a sentence of fifteen years, while his followers, including three of his sons, received lower sentences ranging from a year and a day to seven years.

Some past coverage at the Moritz Legal Information Blog

FBI Press Release

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sentencing Law and Policy

Huffington Post