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Mullet gets 15 years

February 9, 2013

CLEVELAND — Denying he ran an Amish cult, the 67-year-old ringleader of hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow members of his faith in Ohio was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison, while famil......

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Feb-11-13 4:20 PM

feather, these people targeted the victims, went into their homes in the dark of night, their acts were purely to humiliate, control and intimidate. There is a difference. Think one time without your bias.

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Feb-11-13 2:42 PM

Billdog, so Billy Joe Jim Bob hates his X-Wife, like a low life idiot he beats the tar out of woman he picks up at a hillbilly bar. Is this a Hate Crime? A group of hoods from a public school beat up on a couple catholic boys wearing their school jackets, the hoods happen to be different religion, Is that a Hate Crime? I understand intent, motive and purpose. Hate is a feeling, temporary, learned or whatever. Find it difficult to beleive government can throw in this Hate as a motive as in this case. Just my opinion.

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Feb-11-13 12:50 PM

Reasons for doing a crime change the nature of the charges. It isn't the same as a simple assault as many are comparing it as. motive, purpose and circumstance make it a hate crime.

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Feb-11-13 11:27 AM

So senator, only a moron would disagree with you? Just opinions, bet this gets overturned on appeal.

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Feb-11-13 11:24 AM

Good point Sam. Jumped all over an idiot on other story about calling an entire community loosers. Though still not convinced this was a Hate Crime. Def an assault, illegal entry, battery.

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Feb-10-13 11:43 AM

Classic hate crime committed in the name of religion. Conviction and sentence protects us all. It is moronic to say this was a misapplication or a simple hair-cutting case. Homes were invaded--we call this burglary--terror was inflicted--in the name of religion. Sentencing guidelines are mandatory per the Reagan Revolution 1984. Idea was to take away discretion from soft liberal judges. Conviction and sentence will be upheld on appeal--a no brainer.

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Feb-10-13 8:47 AM

Reallytiredofit, think you missed my point completely. I know what goes on in all religions, that's why I don't waste my time going to church. I've known too many hypocrites, that will preach like they are true blue christens on Sunday. But that's all the do is preach, they themselves don't live the way they tell us to be. There are a few that practice what they preach, but very few. I had the misfortune, to be married into a religious family a few years ago. The youngest son was a preacher and would lie to you, and even stole a ladder from his own sister. The father who was a minster in Ky. before moving up here, and highly respected in the community also. He would lie to you with a straight face and even cheated on his income taxes. To save a money, he would do anything. The other son was fired and arrested, for molesting young girls at the school where he worked for 20 years. So I know all about religion, I do believe, and need some moron to tell me whats right and whats wrong.

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Feb-10-13 7:29 AM

All devils do not dwell in darkness.

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Feb-09-13 10:52 PM

These courts are definitely corrupt. The man that molested my niece (Which is a FELONY ASSAULT!!)when she was only 4 years old got less than 8 years. She is now 11 and he will be out next year. And this guy got 15 for cutting beards off?! wow

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Feb-09-13 7:35 PM

ArticWoof- Not sure who you are, but if you do know who I am, then... you know me and how I feel about things.

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Feb-09-13 5:04 PM

The judge should have given him a Mullet in the court room.

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Feb-09-13 4:50 PM

I agree Kayla. but it was more than a simple beard cutting. It was assault. Do I think it deserved 15 years, no. But it was more than just thier way. It was assault. You are correct about money being to root of the crime problem. Go to the poll of the day and you will see some very insightfull comments by unitedfortruth. Also, if you are who I think you are,,,,you know me,,,, LOL

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Feb-09-13 4:29 PM

This is rediculous, 15 years for cutting a beard or beards?!? For god sake, Cassey Anthony killed her baby and please don't tell me she had nothing to do with it, and she got away with it! We got drug dealers that go in for a weekend, get a slap on the wrist and let back out, thieves that just get a slap on the wrist also. What's wrong with our government (justic system)? If they wanted to cut the peoples beards then so be it. It's their way of life! This is way out of line and I don't care what anyone says. All these people that get caught with stolen guns and have felonys already, what do they get? It's all about the money... Sorry!!

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Feb-09-13 3:38 PM

Aren't most organized religions simply a form of a cult? You are told what you can do, not do, how you must believe, how you must worship, who you must worship, where you must worship, and even when you must worship. I know I will get slapped around for this comment. But think about it for a minute. In a smaller form, all organized religion has some sort of cult following and method of operation.

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Feb-09-13 3:13 PM

HE DID say he would take the rap for all of te rest so we will see if so.

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Feb-09-13 3:06 PM

Who knew the penalties for Aggravated Barbery were so steep.

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Feb-09-13 1:25 PM

iam so angry with the justice system on this if he wants to cut hair then for god sake ive been needing a hair cut and beard trim for a wile and other people charge to darn much hmm i wonder if i could make a deal 15 years of free hair cuts sound pretty darn good to me... and before you all go jumping my case this was a funny post i wasnt serious thx

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Feb-09-13 12:31 PM

This is simply a misapplication of the hate crimes statute. Another example would be hate crime charges when two guys of the same race are fighting and call each other racially offensive names. I saw it explained better but no two people of the same religion, sexual orientation or race attacking each other is a hate crime. A hate crime is attacking another because you hate their religion, sexual behavior or race. USB commits hate crimes almost daily on this site!

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Feb-09-13 11:59 AM

Warren proud. It's not illegal to run a cult! And if what your saying is true, then every domestic situation that involves violence is a Hate Crime, or two guys punching each other out over difference in opinion on a sports team. There is a certain amount of Hate in all crimes and even Legitimate organizations. What Miller did was wrong, but surely if He really HATED the victims worse I'm sure could and would have happened. I hate Crime, even Hate when the government abuses its power, as in this case.

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Feb-09-13 11:27 AM

15 yrs. is entirely too much.what kinds of stupid laws do we have in this upon law upon law.A -hole legislators get to the capitol and consider themselves great if they create some stupid law.layer upon layer of friends we live in a police state and do not even know it.welcome to orwells 1984,pass the soma

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Feb-09-13 11:24 AM

All religion is man made and designed to pull the people in. I agree with really one hundred percent. Organized religion had it in for this man from the beginning.

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Feb-09-13 10:47 AM

The Amish have a cherished book called Martyrs Mirror which chronicles the bitter sacrifices thousands of Amish men and women made for their faith during their terrible persecution in medieval Europe at the hands of hate-filled government agents. The hate-filled federal judge and federal persecutor in this ugly persecution have just added Bishop Samuel Mullet and his devoted followers in Bergholz to that long list of Amish martyrs and placed the US Justice Department in the same category as these terrorist witch hunters. Polster should be impeached; Dettelbach fired; and the Amish freed.

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Feb-09-13 10:43 AM

HAHAHAHAHA Purecountry, There is absolutly no difference between the Amish and every other religious organization, includeing yours. If Christians followed the teachings of Christ there wouldn't be any need for churches. It was organized religion that Jesus fought against. It was organized religion that had him crucified. It is organized religion that is createing all the tensions in the world. Christians vs. Muslums, Muslums vs Jews. It has never stopped since the first religious thought formed in mans mind.

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Feb-09-13 10:12 AM

.....additionally, anyone still wearing a mullet should get 15 years.

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Feb-09-13 9:53 AM

If anyone is guilty of a hate crime and violation of constitutional rights it is the feds. The Constitution protects us all from cruel and unusual punishment, some that the equivalent of a death sentence for doing nothing certainly is. The Constitution also provides for a fair trial by a jury of one's peers. How many Amish were on the jury? Polster should be impeached; Dettelbach fired; and the Amish freed.

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