Monday, September 19, 2011

8 Amish Mugshots

Nine western Kentucky Amish men who refused to display a bright orange safety triangle on the back of their horse-drawn buggies have been ordered to jail for also refusing to pay court-imposed fines over the matter.

The men, who belong to the strict Old Order Swartzentruber Amish sect, object to the triangles because the bright color violates their modesty code. They said paying the fines would amount to complying with a law they believe violates their religious strictures.

Graves County District Judge Deborah Hawkins Crooks sentenced the nine Monday to three to 10 days in jail for refusing to pay the fines. [Kentucky’s WLKY]

The Smoking Gun found a mugshot of eight of the men and it looks pretty much exactly like you’d expect.

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