By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Sixteen people charged in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio rejected government plea bargain offers of leniency Monday and will go to trial.
A federal judge is weighing the government's request to require a suspect in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio to hire a private attorney.
Sixteen Amish men and women face arraignment Thursday in federal court on charges involved in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio.
He said the goal was to send a message to other Amish that they should be ashamed of themselves for the way they were treating Mr. Mullet and his community.
Mr. Mullet told the Associated Press in October that he didn't order the hair-cutting but didn't stop his sons and others from carrying it out.