Frankly, I'm a little bored with this story. Sam Mullet led a breakaway cult from the Amish, orchestrated attacks on others, was found guilty and now it's time to do his time. We talked about this on Facebook yesterday as the sentencing was happening, but if you're not on Facebook here's the latest to bring you up to speed on the Mullet sentencing. Others implicated in the attacks also received their punishments, too, ranging from 1 year to 15 years. I am not defending Sam Mullet one iota, but I do think they may have appropriate grounds to appeal this. I'm still not convinced that the "hate crimes" statutes apply here, but I'm not a lawyer. So we'll see what happens as the appeals wind their way through the courts.
About Kevin Williams
Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.