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“Twelve Charged With Hate Crimes in Amish Beard Cutting”

It’s no laughing matter, of course, but still…
“The defendants, 10 men and two women, [allegedly] used scissors and electric clippers to snip hair from the victims, with whom they had religious disputes.
The actions of the group were considered especially egregious because once married, Amish men typically do not trim their beards and Amish women do not cut their hair for religious and cultural reasons.”
The capper:
Among defendants charged under the Hate Crimes Prevention Act were Bishop Samuel Mullet Sr., his two sons Johnny and Daniel Mullet.
{ Witness photo copyright 1985 by Paramount Pictures. }

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