Amish Beard Cutters Sentenced Friday

Amish Beard Cutters Sentenced Friday.

I guess no one escapes judgement not even the Amish. On Friday, the ring leader in the hair and beard cutting attacks on fellow Amish was sentences to 15 years in prison and 15 family members were sentenced to one to seven years in prison. The U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster said in sentencing Sam Mullet Sr. 67 that the victims were terrorized and traumatized. He continued is saying that each of the defendants had benefited from the First Amendment and had violated their fellow Amish constitutional rights protecting religious practices such as jury service exemption and allowing Amish children to leave school at 14.  The judge concluded by informing the defendants that they had two weeks to file an appeal which the defense has already indicated such action. Mullet, the ring leader of the group in question, said before his sentencing that if his community is seen as a cult he would take the punishment for everyone and conveyed to the courtroom, victims and his family alike, that he has only tried to help people. The government had asked for a life sentence, while the defense asked for two years or less, so 15 years seems pretty fair. The 10 men and women were involved in five attacks last year in Amish communities in 2011. The attacks according to the government were retaliations against Amish who defied or denounced Mullet’s authoritarian style. The Amish believe the Bible instructs women to grow long hair and men to grow beards once married as a result cutting it would be offensive to the Amish. The Federal prosecutor Bridget Brennan urged the judge to punish Mullet adequately as he is a danger to this community and can control these 15 defendants. U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach, said he believes the law would withstand constitutional challenge by the defendants and that the sentence for Mullet was appropriately harsh and his conduct in court shows his lack of remorse and respect for the law. The defendants were charged with a hate crime because prosecutors believe religious differences brought on the attacks. Nine of the ten men are locked up waiting sentencing, while the six women who have children were freed on bond. Mullet’s family doesn’t believe that is was a hate crime and that all of the victims had their hair grow back. Arlene Miller sees it differently as her husband an Amish bishop was attacked. She believes that Mullet deserved a tough sentence and the others should get cult-deprogramming counseling. In the end, there were no winners and no happy endings in the case.

 

Man Who Shot Pit Bull To Save 11-Year-Old Jayeon Simon Could Face Gun Charges

Man Who Shot Pit Bull To Save 11-Year-Old Jayeon Simon Could Face Gun Charges.

Wow this is a hard one to call since I feel for the animal and the man who saved the kid. In Washing D.C. a man who shot a pit bull who was mauling an 11 year old boy may be facing gun charges. The man witnessed three pit bulls biting the 11 year old who was on his bike when he decided to get his gun. The man then shot one of the dogs dead prompting a police officer to then shoot the other two dogs as they continued to maul the boy who was hospitalized for lacerations. The police confirmed that the man could be charged with violating guns laws because in D.C. it is illegal to fire a gun on the street even if you legally register the gun. A gun law expert who is also an attorney told the Post that making it stick is difficult because the attack was near the man’s property line.

What is happening in America?

Lone Star College Shooting: Multiple People Shot At Texas College Campus.
Kelly Suckla
Kelly Suckla Fatally Shot Estranged Wife Kristi Suckla And Self At Daughter’s Sweet 16: Police .
Nehemiah Griego
Nehemiah Griego, Teen Accused Of Killing Family, Had Homicidal And Suicidal Thoughts: Cops .

I grouped these stories together to give everyone the point of view of the victim and potential shooters to see if people will finally see that the problem isn’t just guns but mental health. As a world we need to treat the whole person instead of oversimplifying the problem and chalking it up to bad decision making. For the government and private interest, put aside your own selfish agenda and address the real problem…it’s not all about you! The top story comes out of the lone star state of Texas where multiple people shot at a Houston, Texas campus on Tuesday. One person detained, but person is not officially a suspect. Their is a movement to expand concealed weapons in the state of Texas but after this shooting that may not happen if the reports are true that the shooting was a result of a heated argument. Further more, state lawmakers continue to loosen gun laws even more as one state senator is trying to get a bill passed where students, faculty, and staff can carry concealed weapons on campus for protection. The second story is about a man out of Grapevine, Texas who shot his estranged wife and then himself at his daughter’s sweet 16 party. An argument turned the celebration into tragedy when Kelly Suckla allegedly killed Kristi Suckla never the front door of her parents’ home on Saturday in an ear shot of the party going on for their daughter. The last story is a familiar story in American today. In Albuquerque, New Mexico a teenager gundown his family over the weekend then planned to go to Wal Mart and shoot more people. Instead, the teen sent a picture of his dead mother to his girlfriend then spent much of Saturday with the girl going to church where his father was a pastor eventually admitting to killing his parents and three siblings. Oh and he is 15 years old…are we really shocked. The teen was hoping to die in a shootout with police (sounds like a video game), but it is unclear why he didn’t follow his plan. The teen shot his mother because of his anger issues and was annoyed, he then shot his sibling and became upset and decided to grab his parents’ assault rifle and ambushed his father. People need to wake up and see what is happening to America. The effects of guns are far reaching not only effecting families but complete stranger as well.

 

 

Gun Show Shootings: At Least 5 Hurt In Accidental Incidents In Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina

Gun Show Shootings: At Least 5 Hurt In Accidental Incidents In Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina.

This cannot be good for the NRA or for pro-second amendment people right now. But I do have to ask the question: What is going on with all these shooting? Maybe gun manufactures and private interest groups like the NRA really need to re-examine gun control and more importantly safety. Gun shows in North Caroline, Indiana and Ohio left 5 people injured Saturday coincidentally that same day thousands of gun advocates peacefully gathers at U.S. state capitals to rally against stricter gun laws. At the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, NC, three people were injured when a 12 gauge shotgun discharged while the owner was unzipping the case. The two day gun show shut down, but was scheduled to reopen on Sunday. In Indianapolis, Indiana, a 54 year old man accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show at the state fairgrounds where loaded personal weapons are not allowed inside the show. In Ohio, a gun dealer in Medina bought a semi-automatic handgun on Saturday and accidentally shot his friend when showing him the gun which had the magazine removed but one round was left in the chamber. The gun rallies held around the country coincide with the President’s federal gun control proposal unveiled last Wednesday in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

 

 

Robert Wagner Is Not A Suspect In Natalie Wood’s Death, But He’s Refusing To Talk To Detectives

Robert Wagner Is Not A Suspect In Natalie Wood’s Death, But He’s Refusing To Talk To Detectives.

This story gets stranger and stranger. Veteran actor, Robert Wagner 82, has declined numerous times to cooperate with the renewed investigation into the 1981 death of his wife, Natalie Wood. Wagner’s attorney responded by saying that her client has complied with the investigation form the beginning and has no further information to offer. Lt. Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office says that Wagner has changed his story over the years. Her death is shrouded in mystery and at the time investigator could only come to the conclusion that her death was an accidental drowning. The actress had been boating with her then husband Wagner and actor Christopher Walken prior to her death. When her body was found floating in the water mile away from the boat, her body was covered in bruises. The case reopened in 2011 after the boat’s captain, Dennis Davern, came forward to say that Wagner and his wife were fighting prior to her death which Wagner admitted to. Right now, the police have no suspects and Wagner is not considered one at this time. The death has now been ruled “undetermined.” Wagner is still the only person on the boat from that night who has not spoke to detectives about that night in this new inquiry.

Gene Rosen, Sandy Hook Hero, Harassed By Conspiracy Theorists Who Claim He’s An Actor

Gene Rosen, Sandy Hook Hero, Harassed By Conspiracy Theorists Who Claim He’s An Actor.

Must we sour the memory of a man who saved so many kids. People need to let these people of the Sandy Hook community move on and remember their fallen instead of adding insult to injury. Gene Rosen of Newtown, Conn., a good Samaritan who saved 6 survivors of Sandy Hook massacre, has been singled out by conspiracy theorist as being a liar and an actor. In the aftermath, Rosen was interviewed by media outlets and his face was flashed across televisions around the world. The sincerity of his heart break is in question by a conspiracy theorists group called “truthers” and this group has so far posted Rosen’s personal information, harassed him via email and phone, and created fake social media accounts with his name. Why do people need to be so mean and hateful towards a man that didn’t have to help these kids out at all but did? There is no truth in what these people are claiming and if they want to be mad at anyone be mad at the failure to keep these kids or anyone safe from these horrific acts.

 

 

 

 

Gun Control Legislation Must Not Include More Cops In Schools: ACLU Letter To Biden

Gun Control Legislation Must Not Include More Cops In Schools: ACLU Letter To Biden.

Democracy Now report the White House is considering providing $50 million in taxpayer money or federal funding to put hundreds of police officers and surveillance equipment in public schools. This and other avenues are being considered that could draw support from both parties since an assault weapons ban is most likely off the table.

The ACLU urges in a press release that the White House and Vice President Biden look elsewhere since in their opinion cops in schools would not make them safer just more oppressive. “As a mother, I’m especially attuned to the need to protect children from gun violence, but over-policing is not the solution,” Laura Murphy, Director of ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, said in the release. “When police are put in schools, learning environments can be transformed into sites of law enforcement. The results can be devastating, particularly for students of color and those with disabilities, who we know are disproportionately pushed out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.”

 

 

 

The letter cites statistics from New York City where, according to the letter, schools with permanent metal detectors reported that 77 percent of incidents involving cops during the 2004-2005 school year were classified as “non-criminal.” Only 4 percent were classified as “major crimes against persons” and just 2 percent were classified as “major property crimes.”

 

 

I agree and disagree with the ACLU. I believe the police are not going to be effective but my opinion differs there. This oppressive environment the ACLU speaks of is ridiculous because I went to a school that had police and the kids actually felt safer. I think it is a false sense of security that worries me because a shooter like in all these cases carefully planned what it is they are going to do whether their is security or not. It should not have to get to the point that security is what Obama thinks is going to prevent this because with planning as in all these cases you can get around that. The $50 million the country doesn’t have should be save for less frivolous endeavors and not waste the taxpayer’s money. The focus should be more on plans to counteract these crimes, preparing schools for these attacks, and cracking down whether the NRA or special interest groups including Congress like it on guns and the process to buy a gun.