It appears that the Amish have been out of control recently. While many focus their concerns on Iran's attempted recruitment - via a Iranian expatriate used car salesman- of gangs south of the border, the home grown menace has been ignored.Brandie Piper, KSDK News, 6 October 2011(hat tip: MR).
An Amish mob is accused of breaking into several homes and cutting off the beards and hair of other Amish men. Now, the group is the focus of four police investigations in Ohio. Police say the assaults are the work of members of the “Bergholz Clan.”
In one attack, the men allegedly packed a horse-drawn buggy, rode to a home and cut the hair off some men and women in the house. The violent haircuts are meant to humiliate and punish those Amish who are supposedly weak in the faith
And of course the authorities were quickly on the case.
Jack Shea, Fox News 8, 11 Octover 2011
Authorities said Sam Mullet, 66, is the leader of a religious sect that had declared war on Amish bishops, after they voted to shun Mullet and his followers amid allegations that include sexual abuse. …[V]arious law enforcement agencies said it became a public criminal investigation when members of Mullet's community allegedly began targeting his enemies in other Amish communities across northeast Ohio.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the Amish consider their hair to be a symbol of their commitment to a pure and simple life, and to have it cut off, "is degrading and shameful to the individual that loses that.
This latest incidence is just the latest in a variety of Amish plots.
|Sam Mullet, alleged criminal mastermind|
Bella Muse, Natural News, 30 June 2011
A year long sting? 5 A.M raid? An undercover agent using aliases? The crime in question: unpasteurized milk.