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Amish Beard Attacks

Verdict Watch Is On In Amish Beard Cutting Trial

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Jurors have wrapped up a third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in h...

Amish Shunning Central To Hate Crime Trial

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 09.16.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- In the stern, self-regulating world of the Amish, those who act out time and again by wearing the wrong clothing, going to movies or othe...

Breakway Amish Leader Ordered Beatings, 'Cleansed' Married Women With Sex

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.26.2012 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio — A breakaway Amish group accused of settling a score by carrying out hair-cutting attacks against members of their faith moved int...

Amish On Trial Ask Not To Be Called A 'Cult'

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Seven of the 16 people charged in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio want any references to a cult or renegade group...

Amish Beard Attacks: The Fight Enters Court

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 06.19.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Sixteen men and women pleaded not guilty Thursday in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. The 10 men and s...

Hate Crimes Law Used To Prosecute Amish Beard Attacks

Posted 03.22.2012 | Religion

By Harlan Spector Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) A pair of scissors transported across state lines has emerged as a controversial element i...