Archives: Amish

Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting and Hate Crimes

Amish hate crimes. In 2012 members of a breakaway Amish group were convicted of federal hate crimes against members of their own faith. Recently a court overturned those charges, potentially redefining laws for victims from protected classes. We’ll look at the case, and at the violent incidents in a peace-loving community.

Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting and Hate Crimes

Amish hate crimes. In 2012 members of a breakaway Amish group were convicted of federal hate crimes against members of their own faith. Recently a court overturned those charges, potentially redefining laws for victims from protected classes. We’ll look at the case, and at the violent incidents in a peace-loving community.

A Closer Look at Ohio’s Amish Community

15 members of a break-away Amish group face a decade in prison on hate crime charges after a series of beard and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in northeast Ohio. The case made headlines around the world and shined a light on this unique and very private community. On this hour, we’ll look at the case and the Amish community in Ohio.