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UPDATE: October 10th, 2011 – 11:26PM
There are members in the Amish community in Ohio that are fearful and angry about the recent occurrences amongst them. There have been multiple breaks ins, and in each occurrence, men’s and women’s hair is being cut off as well as the men’s beards.
Four different sheriff’s departments – Jefferson County, Carroll County, Holmes County and Trumbull County – reported similar incidents this week involving hair cutting, with reports of groups of Amish men yanking victims out of their homes by their beards or bursting into their homes and attacking them with scissors.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department reported the Amish men referred to themselves as being part of the ‘Bergholz Clan’.
A 13-year-old female and 74-year-old man were amongst two of the victims in Holmes county when a group of 27 men came into their home. The cops moved forward aggressively and were taking evidence from horse trailers and buggies, assuming that these were used in connection with the assaults.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said there was a similar incident in Trumbull County three weeks ago.
He said hair from the victims was brought back to Jefferson County to prove to Sam Mullet, the bishop of the Bergholz group, that Mullet’s orders concerning the hair cutting was being followed.
Holmes County, and I’m assuming the others as well, have reported that they will be pursuing felonious assault and burglary charges for whoever participated in these attacks.
In 2007, the Bergholz Amish community was again thrust into the spotlight after it was alleged that sexual abuse was prevalent in the community.
Sheriff Abdalla testified that a 12-year-old girl was brutally raped in the community, and he expressed concern that there could be more potential victims.
He also said that the community was being intimidated by Bishop Mullet saying that he ‘has fear instilled in all those people; mind control in all those people’.
I love how much fun these little pranksters are having. They could be brutally assaulting these individuals, but no, they’re simply cutting their hair off. And the fact that they’re using their horse trailers and buggies as get away “cars” just makes me laugh hysterically. Like, seriously? If you’re going to break the law, assault members of your community, and more, I don’t see why you couldn’t just use a damn automobile. It’s not like you have much respect for the Amish traditions anyhow. And I would assume that they don’t move too fast and you could be easily apprehended after committing such a crime. Thank goodness your victims don’t have phones and can’t call authorities quickly enough to make that happen. Although, I’m still confused as to why they don’t just chase you, rather follow you, out themselves.
- Ohio Amish Under Investigation for Beard-Theft Ring [Crime] (gawker.com)
- Amazing Amish Auction Features Zebras, Camels, People in Bonnets [Video] (gawker.com)
- The Plain Ponzi Scheme: Feds Charge “The Amish Bernie Madoff” (jonathanturley.org)
- Here Are Eight Mugshots Of Amish Guys With Odd Hair And Beards [Deadspin XY] (deadspin.com)
- Behold the Mighty Beard, a Badge of Piety and Religious Belonging (nytimes.com)
This has got to be the greatest Outback Steakhouse ever. Usually, as a minor, I was stuck having to use someone else’s ID or count on the fact that the waiter was to careless, to serve me alcohol; And this was when I was 20-years-old. This 4-year-old either looked much older than she appeared or the person serving her had some issues that need to be worked out.
Outback restaurants have apologised after a four-year-old girl was served a vodka and peach schnapps slushy that she was told was non-alcoholic.
Kelly Kerwin said that as her family waited to be seated in the restaurant in Mason, Ohio, a waitress offered her daughter the drink in a small cup.
‘My sister asked if there was alcohol in them and she said no, so we all took one and the kids had a couple,’ said Mrs Kerwin.
And how on earth did these adults not realize they were ingesting alcohol? Unless they were absolute lushes, I don’t see how their taste buds could have been immune to even the slightest amount of alcohol. Mine? That’s a completely different story. I would have downed 6 of those bad boys before determining that my 4-year-old was sloshed out of their mind.
Ironically, this isn’t the first time this happened! There is another chain restaurant that has royally fucked up and sold alcohol to a minor under the age of 5: Applebees. And I’m sorry, but whoever worked at this chain and gave this child the delicious margarita definitely deserves some recognition. The KIDS meal was served with a margarita to a 15-month-old boy, who, quite frankly, was acting like a drunk at the dinner table. He was so inebriated that he had to be rushed to the hospital.
Hands down, Applebees is the place to go if you’re young and looking to get wasted. Sadly though, it’s located in Michigan and the Outback is in Ohio. Still waiting for a California restaurant to learn the importance of underage drinking.
Olympic champion gymnast ‘attacked cabbie, refused to pay fare and threatened to kill officers who arrested him’
What is with all these pro athletes acting like dumb asses? I mean, first we have the almost Olympic snowboarder who pisses on a young girl during a flight and refuses to apologize, and now this? You guys are dicks. Sure, you’re good at sports and we enjoy watching you, but this is so much more entertaining. Your misery provides much more laughter than your accomplishments. So, I guess I should actually be thrilled that you act like such spoiled little shits.
Olympic gymnastics champion Paul Hamm has been accused of hitting and kicking a taxi driver, damaging a cab window and refusing to pay a $23 fare.
As Hamm, 28 sat handcuffed in a police cruiser after the incident in suburban Columbus, he can be heard in a video asking officers to let him go and saying, ‘I don’t understand. I’m gonna kill you guys.’
$23?! Holy hell, this story just got that much more interesting. Even I would pay $23 and I am severely broke at this point in time. Apparently he had 8 drinks and that’s the reason for his explosive behavior. Again, 8 drinks?! What a pussy. I mean, yes, that is excessive but is no excuse to beat the crap out of a cab driver who is bringing your rich Olympian ass home. And now that $23 cab ride has turned into a much more hefty fine due to the physical assault and threats of murdering police officers.
Seeing as he’s been training for the upcoming Olympics in London and working as an assistant coach at Ohio State, there may or may not be repercussions for his actions as far as his sports career is concerned. Luckily, he has a twin brother who could always take his place and win the Gold for him, as we learned with the young Hockey brothers! Although, they should have learned from this to NOT be honest and all will be okay
Mother ‘forced her 12-year-old adopted daughter into abortion because her 18-year-old biological son was the father’
A mother has been charged after forcing her 12-year-old adopted daughter to get an abortion due to the fact that her 18-year-old biological son had raped the young girl and gotten her pregnant.
Cynthia Greenwood, 50, of Houston, Texas had taken her special needs daughter, only 12 -years-old, to Ohio where she would receive an abortion. Unfortunately for Greenwood, the child was ‘too hysterical,’ the Houston Chronicle reported. The sad part is that the young girl wasn’t even aware she was there to get the baby removed, she was under the impression that her mother brought her there to ‘receive an operation so it wouldn’t hurt when the baby came out.’ She was already 17 weeks pregnant and well into her second trimester.
Greenwood was arrested on Friday on one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Her son Isaac Greenwood, now 19, was charged in April and indicted in July on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14. Both are free on bail. He is due in court on September 7.
Isaac Greenwood allegedly assaulted his sister twice in March 2010 and once in May 2010 at a relative’s home.
After the incident in Ohio where the procedure could not be done, an anonymous tip was called in:
On October 15, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services received an anonymous call about a 12-year-old who was taken to an Ohio clinic for an abortion, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The caller also reported the ‘hysterical demeanour’ of the girl and that the mother refused to provide any details about how the child became pregnant.
Read more HERE
Dailymail - When a doctor presented surgery options to parents of a cancer-stricken boy, one thing was made clear: He had to be able to play baseball again.
Now, Dugan Smith, 13, of Ohio, is pitching and playing first base, thanks to a unique procedure that turned his foot backwards.
It wasn’t a medical mishap or a doctor error – it was a bridge to getting the boy cancer-free and allowing him to keep most of his leg.
Dugan was 10 when he fell from a tree and fractured his femur.
Dr. Joel Mayerson told the Today Show that while undergoing treatment, a softball-sized malignant tumour was discovered in Dugan’s leg that was bleeding and polluting his muscles with cancer.
He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that’s extremely rare in children, and Dugan’s parents had a decision to make.
His leg would need to be amputated, and when a doctor presented a surgery that would turn his right foot around to save his leg, they listened.
His mother, Amy Miller said: ‘The pros out-weighed the cons.
‘The only thing that would stop us from doing it would be — well, his foot would be on backwards.’
The surgery involved cutting above and below Dugan’s knee to remove the tumour before flipping and reattaching the lower portion of his leg.
Now, Dugan’s calf is his thigh, and the ankle joint acts as his knee, while the foot is now his ankle. A prosthetic ankle and foot do the rest.
More importantly, he’s cancer-free and playing baseball again.
His father Dustin Smith said: ‘If we would’ve opted for the one that would’ve looked the most normal, he wouldn’t have been able to do anything but walk.’
Dugan has admitted that the ordeal taught him an extremely valuable lesson.
He said: ‘Never give up, because 90 per cent of it is in your mind.’
There is controversy surrounding TMZ‘s video that has been released, and can be viewed below. Many people are saying that this can’t be Casey Anthony because she is too thick. Others are mistaking people for Casey Anthony, who are not. One lady was actually hit (by a vehicle, inside her vehicle) by a woman who thought she was Anthony. This seems rather ridiculous and unfair; Especially if this is Casey Anthony and she’s just out shopping, have no vehicles attempt to ram her. Check it out and see what you think:
There is a new ‘drug’ being sold in Ohio in the form of incense. Instead of it being the well known sticks that burn a scent, these are sold in the form of a leafy product, much like Marijuana. Although the DEA is working on getting this product off the market and made an illegal substance, it is still easy to purchase and legal for the time being.
The Mad Hatter Incense are known to cause hallucinations as well as some medical problems. The most similar product to the Incense is salvia, for those of you who are familiar with it.
“On Friday, Gov. John Kasich signed into law House Bill 64 that makes synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice or K2, illegal to sell or possess by adding it to the list of Schedule I controlled substances. The law goes into effect 90 days from Friday.”